Starting today I’m giving you a look back at my year and giving you my 12 favorite landscapes for 2013. I’ll be posting two of my favorites each day, except on Christmas, from now till the end of the year with a special post on New Years! Let’s get started with the 12 Best Landscapes 2013!
The journey began this year with one of my favorite locations, Moab, Utah. Moab is located just outside two National Parks, Arches and Canyonlands and some of the most scenic places in the county. This year it was the host location for the NXNW photo blogger’s tour and Justin Balog and myself were host to some great photobloggers. Be sure to check out their blogs and their beautiful work. (Michael Criswell, Mark Garbowski, Bob Lussier, Chris Nitz, Dave Wilson). Yes we experiences some amazing scenery, but mostly creating friendships that will last a lifetime.
One of the iconic locations we visited was Delicate Arch and so we wanted to capture it at sunset and then hang around and so some light painting of the arch. We happened to run into another tour group that was going to light paint the arch as we’ll and it just happened to be led by non other than photographer Dave Black. Such a fun evening outing in the desert southwest. Here’s the result of that evening’s excursion, a light painting of Delicate Arch.
My travels this year then took me back to Grand Teton National Park with photographer Ryan Wright. We hit Grand Teton early in the summer and was able to capture much the Tetons with snow-capped peaks. The Tetons are such a spectacular mountain range and so different front the mountains here in Colorado. There are no foothills and the peaks just rise straight up in dramatic fashion.
One of my favorite icons is along Mormon Row and the iconic Thomas Moulton Barn. It’s just spectacular at sunrise and develops this patina finish as the sun rises in the morning. The Thomas Alma Moulton Barn celebrated its 100th Birthday this year! It’s such a beautiful site. I never get tired of looking at it.