I like to sort through my photos at the end of the year and choose the ones that are special, either because of an event, a recognition or for what it means to me. This was a good year for me because I visited a few places and got a few good photos.
Here they are in chronological order!
Early in January 2020, I made a trip to Watson Lake which was led by a knowledgeable and fun photographer that I had met at a camera club meeting the previous year, Colleen Miniuk. It was an excellent introduction to the Lake and I will definitely look forward to returning. . My photo ‘Afternoon Sun’ was taken at Watson Lake, Arizona.
I was able to make a trip with fellow photographers to Death Valley National Park. Now that we live in Arizona, it was not such a big deal to drive there.
Death Valley has long been on my ‘bucket list’. I knew it would such a fun opportunity to photograph there and it did not disappoint.
Back at home, we were visited by a quail every morning. Apparently, he saw his reflection in our glass door and he would pace and cry out for an hour or so until he moved on. But every morning he would return. I was able to get this photo through the glass. He would have flown if I opened the door.
I began morning walks around my neighborhood and I could not resist the gorgeous cactus flowers that bloom in spring. The blooms only last for a day so you cannot procrastinate. Here are some examples.
I had the good fortune to gather virtually with Adobe Lightroom enthusiasts on Zoom but we managed to travel to a number of places nearby in Arizona for evening and night photography. The following photos were my favorites. I especially like the petroglyph covered rocks under the star trails.
Here is a small gallery of the remainder of my photo pics for 2020. My photo, Holiday Balloon Glow, was a finalist in the Phoenix Magazine photo contest and I felt honored that it was published in the magazine in August.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my Best 20 of 2020.