2020 comes to a welcome end tomorrow, and I’ve been thinking about this last year and all it has been. While it had so many challenges and disappointments, looking through my images from the year, I was pleasantly surprised at all the good memories I had and the images I was able to create. I’m not going to go into detail about each image but I had to narrow this down from about 50 favorites, which included wildlife, nature and even some people. But, staying true to my passion, I’ve settled on 20 landscapes for my tribute to the year. Watch for another post with some other subjects.
Like everyone else, I am happy to be leaving 2020 behind and looking forward to 2021 with hope for brighter days ahead.
Landscape photography~ No other activity brings my heart such joy as experiencing sunrise surrounded by the fragrance of mountain wildflowers, watching a lake steam in the first light of an autumn morning, discovering new locations both near and far and listening to the babbling of a mountain stream, or watching the last of the sunset colors fade into night…
2019 was a year filled with all of these things and more and for that I am thankful.
It is with a significant sadness in my heart that I will embark upon the medical challenges presented to me going forward into 2020, but also with hope that I may continue pursuing these things that fulfill me.
Idaho Scenic Images presents its 2017 photography workshop line-up and online classes. Strategically positioned in stunning locations around the state, and for different lengths of time, you’re sure to find a workshop to fit your needs.
Only 2 spots left for my newly announced Palouse “Dayshop”.
There are also 2 spots left on my permit to work in the Sawtooth National Recreation area.
One of these can be a non-lodging spot(discounted), and one full lodging spot, or it would be good for two friends to share a room with two twin beds. (At a discount of course)
Don’t miss this gorgeous time of year in the Sawtooth Mountains!
In July we’ll head to the often overlooked beauty of Island Park. Situated in the northeastern corner of Idaho, in an ancient caldera and on the edge of Yellowstone.
We have three nights in a large lodge-style house with everyone having their own private room. This will be a smaller group, accommodating only 5 students.
The “Waterfalls and Wildflowers” workshop is a deluxe, 4 day/3 night extravaganza of beauty and adventure.
In August you can take my online class “Mastering Composition” from the comfort of your own home, and photograph on your own schedule, with assignments to complete each week.
In September we’ll be staying in cabins on the shores of Priest Lake, admiring waterfalls and endless mountain views in the heart of the Selkirks.
For peak fall color, join us in the Teton and Swan Valleys of Eastern Idaho. From orange aspen to golden cottonwoods to red mountain maples, not to mention The towering Teton range. This workshop is sure to delight.
A few recent images from spring trips to Stanley, Fairfield and Driggs and one local evening at Hauser Lake.
Idaho, South central, SNRA, Stanley. Stanley lake under sunset skies in late spring.
Idaho, South central, SNRA, Stanley. Camas Lilies and log fence in late spring in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
Idaho, Eastern, Driggs. Sunrise in the Teton Valley in spring.
Idaho, Eastern, Driggs. A spring waterfall along the South Teton Canyon Trail in the Jedediah Smith wilderness area.
Idaho, North, Hauser. A spring sunset over Hauser Lake.
Idaho South Central, Camas County, Fairfield. Evening light over the camas fields of the Centennial Marsh in spring.
Idaho, South Central, Ketchum. Night sky and the milky way over the Smoky Mountains in the SNRA.
Idaho, South central, Stanley, A cabin on the shore of Pettit Lake at dawn in spring with calm water and reflections.
2017 Calendars are now available at many locations around the state with more arriving daily. Check my retailer list here. Or order from my website.
I’m headed back to Driggs this week to teach my first photo workshop of 2016. I’m excited and just a bit nervous, but really looking forward to it. In the mean time, the two autumn workshops are filling. If you’re interested in either of these, don’t delay in securing your spot with a small deposit. Read all the details here.
Finally, after nearly two months of nothing but heat, wildfires and smoke, the rain has arrived, and with it, much much cooler temps. We’ve already even seen snow in the higher elevations and as I stood on the crest of the Selkirk range two evenings ago, there was frost on the ground nearby. My beloved Idaho Panhandle National Forest is slated to re-open tomorrow!
My explorations in the Selkirks Sunday was in anticipation of the upcoming “Priest Lake and the Selkirk Mountains” autumn photography workshop being hosted by Priest Lake State Park and sponsored by Friends of Idaho State Parks.
I’m looking forward to leading a small group of aspiring and intermediate photographers to some great locations and teaching some classes too. Check it out, but don’t delay too long. Registrations end at 12 students or Sept. 29th, whichever comes first.
It certainly feels like autumn has arrived. I’m excited, albeit a little concerned. Before I can go too far in search of fall color I have an art show to do. I’m hoping those colors don’t peak too soon!
Come say hi and see an all new, gorgeous selection of Idaho Scenic Images presented on metal this weekend, Sept. 11th-13th at “Art in the Park” in Julia Davis Park, Boise. I’ll be there all three days. Friday and Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.
This is my second Boise show this year as I also had a fun one day show at the Outdoor Recreation Festival as the Idaho State Parks “Artist in Residence”.
Calendar sales are in full swing this time of year and most all of my retailers have been stocked and some re-stocked 4 times! I have 3 calendars available, the 12×12 Idaho wall calendar, the mini 6×6 Idaho wall calendar and the Coeur d’Alene calendar. All are beautiful and unique and can be ordered through my website if you don’t have a retailer near you.