I am not alone in thinking about retrospectives when it comes to posts at this time of year. Nor am I alone in finding it so difficult to whittle thousands of shots down to one per destination – I still think it is a useful exercise because you want to capture the essence of the place. Without doubt the two most difficult choices were those for Death Valley which we visited in April and Yellowstone in August. Both national parks lived up to and beyond my expectations and I enjoyed the hours of work I devoted to the way too many photographs I shot.
I have chalked up 6 US states – California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming – and 9 countries- Barbados, Croatia, France, Italy, England, Scotland, United States, with San Marino as a cheeky addition! Currently waiting for my connection to the ninth – South Africa. (If I counted Dubai Airport I could sneak UAE in but that's a step too far).
I've had fun making up the final few and hope you enjoy my selection.
January was a busy month, starting in San Diego, followed by a few days in Barbados. The cloud coming in across the sea sums up so much about the daily pattern of the weather – storm clouds gather and quickly dissipate. Arriving back in phoenix the Super Bowl was in full swing, so I could miss a shot from that.
When we got back to Guernsey at the end of the month the island was being battered by exceptionally high tides…
In May 5 is Liberation day in Guernsey and this year marked the 70th anniversary of the day islanders were finally freed from German occupation after the Second World War. This shot was interesting because an almost identical one was featured in the newspapers.
One of my daughter lives in Geneva, so we would make our road trip go though there, before going through the Mont Blanc tunnel and onto Italy.
Half the year down and half to go….
Have a wonderful day!