Some of my favorites from 2014

Here we are at that time of the year when a lot of photographers start looking back on the year and sharing their favorite images from the last 365 days.  I am no different, I enjoy looking back and have been doing so for a couple years now, click on one of these two links to see my 2012 and 2013 collections.   I typically break my annual look back into a number of categories, but for my favorites from 2014 I am only going to break them down to three, one of which will be very generic, and like last year I will save my favorite image of the year until the very end of the post.

Most of the images in this post can be viewed in larger versions by simply clicking on the image itself. I hope that you will take a few minutes to look over this collection of images and I hope you enjoy them.

Field Trips With The Olympia Camera Club

If I am going to be completely honest, 2014 wasn’t really a very good year for us, I won’t go into details as they are not really important here, but because of that I did’t really get out and shoot as much as I normally do.  My Lightroom catalog has just about half the number of RAW images for 2014 as it did in 2013.  With that said, I did get out on a few different field trips with the Olympia Camera Club.  The OCC is the oldest camera club in the Puget Sound area and I have become a lot more active with the club over the past year.  The club tries to go on at least one group field trip each month and the following images, in no particular order, are from some of the trips in 2014.

Broken Bird

A woman looks at a bird that can no longer fly

Into The Fresnel

A memember of the Olympia Camera club making an image of the fresnel light at the Point Robinson Lighthouse on Vashon Island

Shooting The Coast

Black and white image of a photographer making an image of the Ocean on the Washington Coast

The Surfer

A surfer at Cape Disappointment State Park in Southwest Washington State

That sort of all over the place category

Ok, this next group of five images might seem like they are all over the place when it comes to subject matter and you would be right, they are.  :-)


An abstract image of 2 carnival rides at the Washington State Fair

Emerald City

Seattle, the Emerald City, at night.


Woman enjoying a cup of coffee in solitude overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Boston Harbor Fireworks - 2014

Fireworks during the annual 3rd of July celebration at Boston Harbor near Olympia, WA

Into The Sun

An old tree and a sunset near Tucson AZ


As always, no look back would be complete without a few weather images.  This years selection of 4 images all came from the same storm chasing trip to northern Arizona with Bryan Snider and Chris Frailey.  Not only that, but Bryan even manages to be featured in one of them.

High Desert Lightning

Lightning over the high desert of Arizona near Winslow

Bryan Snider

My friend and fellow storm chaser Bryan Snider shooting a thunderstorm over the Painted Desert near Winslow, AZ

Winslow Lightning

Lightning over the high desert of Arizona near Winslow

And my favorite of 2014

Painted Lightning

Lightning over the high desert of Arizona near Winslow

Well, there you have it.  My favorite images of 2014.  I really do hope that you have enjoyed this collection of images and I want to wish each and everyone of you a great 2015, may it be far better than 2014.

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  1. Dave Wilson January 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    What a great collection, Scott! I hope we can get together on this year’s NxNW and make some images for our respective 2015 lists.

    • ScottWood January 7, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

      Thanks Dave, I really appreciate that.

      I am really looking forward to NxNW, I can’t believe that I have missed the last two.

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