Looking back … moving ahead in 2014

Happy 2014 Everybody!

2013 has been a rather interesting year. I put in about 50,000 miles on the road and over 200 nights. I was lucky enough to travel from the desert southwest to Iceland (twice!). It was a very good year!

I was so fortunate to make many new friends and reconnect with many more. I finally retired my old trusty Ford Explorer for a new Toyota Tacoma TRD that will no doubt get me through the next few years.

Jack Graham & Bill Fortney
Jack Graham & Bill Fortney

One of the highlights of my photographic year was finally working with my dear friend and world class photographer Bill Fortney again. Bill and I always stayed in touch and told each other when he retired from Nikon we would do some workshops together. We did one in Death Valley and one in NE Ohio … both memorable. We will be doing four in 2014!

Another highlight was again working with master photographer and writer Guy Tal in the Eastern Sierras of California.  2014 will be my 20th year conducting a workshop in the Eastern Sierra. Again, Guy and I will co-lead this workshop. In addition, we are offering a comprehensive Master Class right after the regular workshop ends.

You can check my 2014 schedule out HERE. New locations this year include Acadia National Park in Maine, Ireland, China and the ghost towns and red rocks of Nevada. I’ll be doing a workshop on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound for the Pacific Northwest Art School, in Ireland with Strabo Tours and in China (September).

Though I have not retired my trusty Nikons, I am using my new Fuji XE-2 more and more these days. I’ll get more into this in a few days.

The biggest news is that my wife Linda, and Duke and Roscoe (our 2 dogs) are moving up to the Seattle area in February after I return from my 2 weeks in Iceland. We are looking forward to our new home between Seattle and Mt. Rainier National Park.

Below are a few of the images that were meaningful to me taken in 2013. You can see more images from 2013 HERE

It’s always good to reflect on the past, but always growing and embracing what’s ahead. Past every turn is another adventure and opportunity.

I wish you all a happy and healthy 2014.

Jack Graham  jack@jackgrahamphoto.com_____________________________________

Fall colors in NE Ohio
Fall colors in NE Ohio
Clearing Storm, Grand Teton National Park
Clearing Storm, Grand Teton National Park
The Palouse region of Eastern Washington
The Palouse region of Eastern Washington
Sunset, Vik Iceland
Sunset, Vik Iceland
Zion National Park, Utah
Zion National Park, Utah
Effie Yazzy, Monument Valley
Effie Yazzy, Monument Valley
Down the Road, Holmes County Ohio
Down the Road, Holmes County Ohio
24 below zero/ Grand Teton National Park , December 2013
24 below zero/ Grand Teton National Park , December 2013
Rhody's on the Oregon Coast
Rhody’s on the Oregon Coast
Tomales Bay, Califormia
Tomales Bay, Califormia
Ft. Point, San Francisco, CA
Ft. Point, San Francisco, CA
Latourell Falls, Oregon
Latourell Falls, Oregon
Olympia National Park, WA
Olympia National Park, WA
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