For each of the past two years I have shared my favorite photos from the year. Here is the 2015 edition. Enjoy.
Most of the photos that I take fall in one of two categories. I am either trying to take a "pretty" picture or I am trying to document something (and don't care if the photo is "pretty"). A smaller portion of my photos fall into a third category - abstract. These pictures show unique details or patterns (rock, bark, leaves, etc.). This first image was taken on January 14th and shows broken shards of ice, refrozen into a new pattern, crossed over by animal tracks. Is it "pretty"? Maybe, but it's definitely unique.
I love photographing clouds and "bad" weather. Dark clouds add so much drama to a landscape and their brooding nature can take a hum-drum image and make it something special. This photo was taken at the Forest Hill Nature Area on March 26th.