Top Photos of 2014

It has been a long time – a year to be exact – since my last post. For that I apologize, and hope there are friends and other dedicated readers of my blog out there who will appreciate this post. The hustle and bustle of real life has kept me occupied, but never away from photography. My wife and I completed our tour of the major Hawaiian islands when we escaped to Maui during February, traditionally the coldest month in the northeastern U.S. after an extraordinarily snowy and cold winter, and what a great getaway it was! April afforded us an opportunity to photograph some a bit off-the-beaten-path places in Arizona – specifically, the turquoise waters of Havasu and the mind-bending shapes and textures of White Pocket that have captivated my imagination for years.  Of course we wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon in the meantime. As fall came I was thrilled that I finally got the chance to photograph the brilliant colors of a New England autumn in Acadia National Park.

As the holidays are upon us again, we have plenty other than this wealth of opportunities to be thankful for. Family and health top that list, and we are lucky when we have both. It is extremely sad that in the past year we’ve lost two inspirational photographers – David Patterson and Jeff Swanson – who will be greatly missed. So during this busy holiday season, don’t forget to stop to think how fortunate you are and consider making a contribution to your cancer research foundation of choice.

In the new year, I hope to be making more regular contributions to this blog. In the meantime I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2015!

 

"Above the Clouds," Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

“Above the Clouds,” Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

 

"Dragon's Lair," Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona.

“Dragon’s Lair,” Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona.

 

"First Light on the Otter Cliffs," Acadia National Park, Maine

“First Light on the Otter Cliffs,” Acadia National Park, Maine

 

"Havasu Falls," Supai, Arizona

“Havasu Falls,” Supai, Arizona

 

"Autumnal Contrasts," Acadia National Park, Maine

“Autumnal Contrasts,” Acadia National Park, Maine

 

"Rainbow Canyon," Coal Mine Canyon, Arizona

“Rainbow Canyon,” Coal Mine Canyon, Arizona

 

"A Grand Morning," Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

“A Grand Morning,” Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

"Pools of Flame," Maui, Hawaii

“Pools of Flame,” Maui, Hawaii

 

"Haleakala Moonlight," Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

“Haleakala Moonlight,” Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

 

"The Spirit of Cadillac," Acadia National Park, Maine

“The Spirit of Cadillac,” Acadia National Park, Maine

 

Which images are your favorites? How has your year been?

Thank you for continuing to support my work. See you in 2015!

 

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  • Rachel Cohen

    Beautiful set of images Alex! Looks like you had a wonderful year! Wishing you and your wife all the best in 2015! 🙂

    • Thanks so much Rachel, I really appreciate it. Wishing you and your family health, happiness and more fantastic photos in the New Year!

  • Russ Bishop

    You clearly had another wonderful year Alex as this beautiful collection shows! Wishing you Happy Holidays and all the best in 2015.

    Cheers,
    Russ

    • Many thanks Russ, I’m glad you like it. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year my friend!

  • Wonderful photographs Alex. Have a Happy New Year!

  • Wonderful Alex. Particularly like the moonlight shot. Look forward to more

    • Thank you Richard – all the best this year!

  • Sarah Marino

    It looks like you had a wonderful year, Alex. This is a very nice collection of images. I think the last photo and the Coal Mine Canyon are my favorites of the bunch. I enjoyed looking through your images and reading a bit about your travels since I lost track of your work since mostly dropping off of Google+. I wish you the best for 2015.

    • Thanks so much Sarah – I’ve dropped G+ as well. Love your work as well, have a superb 2015!

  • Mike Matenkosky

    Nice collection, Alex. Have a great new year!

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