Mary’s Top 10 Photos from 2015

Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

Every year Peter asks me to put my picks together, every year I think “there is no way I have 10”, every year I have more than 10 and then have to go through the agonizing process of culling down to just 10.  This year I realized part of the reason its so hard for me, are the memories, experiences, and associations I have with my photos.  You may look at them and think “meh”, for me there is always a story that makes it much more.  Bill Fortney says there are two reasons to make a photo:  1)  to share with someone else 2) to keep for yourself.  Most of my 2015 photos I made for myself; it was a year of struggle to find my vision, challenge to find the time, and a search for the creative tsunami that just never seemed to roll in.

So here they are in no particular order.  Peter, please note that I adhered to your top 10 request, and did not squirt the “guidelines” by including honorable mentions.  The gauntlet has been thrown for your 2016 picks.

Zabrieski Point, Death Valley
Zabrieski Point, Death Valley
Mesquite Dunes Death Valley
Mesquite Dunes Death Valley
Signs
Signs
Rainbow Euculapytus
Rainbow Euculapytus
Sea food, Weston Beach
Sea food, Weston Beach
Dry Lake near Mt Rainer
Dry Lake near Mt Rainer
Ferns Olympic National park
Ferns Olympic National park
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
Soap Bubble Project
Soap Bubble Project

5 Comments

  1. Lettie on Long Island

    Hi, Mary. Your sense of pattern, line, and form is so enviable–plus your ability to execute your “vision.” Are you being too hard on yourself (in your opening comments)? As a writer, I understand that it can be tough to strike a balance between what we want and what we’re able to do. In my eyes, however, you DO achieve that balance in your images. I guess we want to always improve and learn. Thanks for sharing.

  2. pamphotography

    HI Lettie- as always thank you for your kind words. It helps to see a different perspective. I look forward to 2016, and some new adventures. I hope you have some fun things planned too (especially after you get through this winter).

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