Photo Highlights of 2022

Photo Highlights of 2022

Once again the year is coming to a close and it’s time to look back on some of its high points. Of course, there were plenty of low points, but nobody wants to hear about them so they won’t be mentioned.

This year I’m including what I consider some of my most successful images. But there is also one other photo that I must include from possibly the highest point of the year. Last April I had a unique opportunity to pay a visit with a very close friend to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama. I grew up during the heady times of the 1960’s space race, and as a kid, I was always dreaming of being present at one of the Apollo moon launches. That never came to be, but the next best thing would be to actually see, and maybe even touch, a real Saturn V rocket. So last April after waiting for way too many years that dream finally came true, and it certainly was an overwhelming experience. It’s been a very long time since I felt like a kid in a toy store. Fun stuff.

Saturn V moon rocketCan I be having more fun?!  Photo courtesy of David Gecic

Vote For Your Favorite Photo Highlights of 2022

But back to the main reason for this post. Below are ten of my favorite images made in 2022. Unfortunately, this past year I wasn’t able to get out and photograph in as many different locations as I would have liked.  But once again trips to the North Cascades and Wind River Range of Wyoming came through with some great images.

As always feel free to vote for and comment on your favorites.  Also, check out my BW Photo Highlights of 2022. And please feel free to share this post with friends, family, and colleagues. Thanks for looking!

Table Mountain in winter. Heather Meadows Recreation Area, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, North Cascades Washington #77175or Photo Highlights of 20221. Table Mountain in winter, North Cascades #77175or  Purchase

North Cascades old-growth forest Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Washington #77662or2. Old-Growth Forest North Cascades #77662or  Purchase

Rainbow over Methow Valley North Cascades Washington #77772 Photo Highlights of 20223. Rainbow over the Methow Valley North Cascades #77772  Purchase

Old growth forest along Stetattle Creek, North Cascades National Park, Washington #777984. Old-Growth Forest North Cascades #77798  Purchase

Cirque of the Towers waterfall. Popo Agie Wilderness. Wind River Range Wyoming #78500 Photo Highlights of 20225. Cirque of the Towers Waterfall Wind River Range #78500  Purchase

Ambush Peak Bridger Wilderness. Wind River Range Wyoming #78046or6. Ambush Peak Wind River Range #78046or  Purchase

War Bonnet and Warrior Peaks reflected in Lonesome Lake at dawn in Cirque of the Towers, Popo Agie Wilderness Wind River Range Wyoming #78372or Photo Highlights of 20227. Cirque of the Towers Wind River Range #78372or  Purchase

Pingora Peak reflected in pond. Cirque of the Towers Popo Agie Wilderness. Wind River Range Wyoming #785328. Pingora Peak Wind River Range #78532  Purchase

Shadow Lake and view of the backside of Cirque of the Towers. Bridger Wilderness. Wind River Range Wyoming #78143or9. Shadow Lake Wind River Range #78143or  Purchase

East Temple and Temple Peaks are reflected in Deep Lake. Bridger Wilderness Wind River Range Wyoming #78671or Photo Highlights of 202210. Deep Lake Wind River Range #78671or  Purchase

All photos appearing in Photo Highlights 2022 are available for Commercial Licensing and Fine Art Prints. Click on any image to purchase, or contact me for more info!

Photo Highlights of 2022

8 Replies to “Photo Highlights of 2022”

  1. A nice collection of images from last year Alan! I’d probably vote for the Table Mountain image, partly because I’m familiar with the area. The trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center looks like it was a lot of fun! Hope you have a great 2023. 🙂

    1. Thanks for looking, Michael. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center was definitely one of the year’s high points, a memorable trip even if it wasn’t photography oriented.

  2. Wonderful coverage of the Northwest. I sure miss it up there.

    I just read a thing that the Saturn V was estimated at 203 db, far beyond the human threshold for auditory pain. Maybe a good thing you weren’t there! I did see the Space Shuttle land at Edwards AFB as a kid, and that was one of the highlights of my childhood.

    Glad you had a great 2022, and here’s to a great 2023.

    1. Yes, it would have really been great to see a Saturn V launch. I’ve read lots of stories about how you could feel the heat and the ground shake from the viewing areas. Oh well the new SLS put on a pretty good show too!

  3. Love your shots from this year. I have been doing the same exercise and a few years ago started doing a roundup with links to other peoples’ lists (like Goldstein use to do). Would love to add yours to my list if you are willing (no spam or sales or anything). here is where it is at-

  4. Finally I’m finding the time to catch up with my blog reading and, reading your blog regularly, I feel quite familiar with your selection. I admire (and envy perhaps) how you can combine your passion for photography with the experience of a backpacker. It’s alwass great to “travel” with you. But the best photo must be you, geeking out under that rocket engine! xD Happy New Year, Alan! 🙂

    1. Thanks for looking Alex! Happy New Year to you too! I’ve been keeping an eye on So Cal weather and it looks like it might be a good wildflower season in your neck of the woods. I’d like to make a trip down there but I also need to spend some time in the Canadian Rockies for winter photography. Not sure if I’ll be able to pull off both though.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.