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Favorites Photos of 2017

It’s that time of the year to look back and choose some favorites. Here’s a tidy 2 dozen of my personal sentimental favorites. All four seasons of my ordinary hikes are represented. Most were taken close to home, demonstrating that the wonders of creation can always be found near your own backyard.

A click on any photo will enlarge your view and give you a slide show format.

Upon a Deeper Look, What Do You See?

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Fracture

Shot RAW, ISO 100, 1/8 sec at f11, 135mm, lightly processed in Lr.

Emanate

Emanate

Shot RAW, ISO 100, 1/1250 sec at f7.1,68mm. Lightly processed on Lr.

Nikon D5200 Bright sun, Mid-afternoon.

Forest in Watercolor

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1/160,f9, ISO 200, 210mm

Hiking with my grandson, I took a picture to show in the LCD screen that the log in the pond was not an Alligator. In that shot I notice that the clear blue sky, harsh light and stiff breeze combined to make a remarkable abstract on the pond surface. So what you see here is out of the camera, sharpened in Lr. I did take the liberty of flipping the photo vertically so that we are viewing it right side up.

The Thrill of the Capture

Looking back over a year of photos is the thrill of the capture and the agony of delete. Each week, photos are culled, choices made and posted. Thinning the selection even more poses quite a challenge. I thought this year I’d chose an even 2 dozen. This year I decided to enter 3 photo exhibitions and stretch myself and my skill. Four ribbons graced my photos so my eye and craft is improving. But for these I put some of the  technical aside and held on to some of my own emotion attachments and just chose my favorites.

Enjoy! Happy New Year! Wondering what we’ll be capturing together in a new year.

A Look Back, A New Look Going Forward.

WordPress congratulated me a little while back on my 5 years of blogging. An automated nod for sure. Ordinaryhiker was my original title for a blog that was to be a nature journal. It is still the underlying identity of this blog. My original blog featured my writings to camp directors and staff; from that came my blogger identity as “making camp”. Ordinaryhiker never took off due to circumstances unforeseen. Primarily recovering from the misadventures of lung surgery.

In March, I decided to blog again as a way to share and get some feedback on my photos, as a new photo hobbyist. Looking for a blog title that sounded photo worthy, I choose Snap Shot. It took off more than I would imagine. In the process, I realized that while I take on a variety of subjects, I am primarily a nature photographer …  the ordinary hiker.

So, with the start of the new year, I am reverting back to being the Ordinary Hiker. Snap Shots by Wm. Roloff Photography. Changes will be on the way, a new gravatar etc.,. Thanks to you all who have made my photo journey such a joy and contributed to my growth.

As my first post of the new year I’m choosing 20 (if I can 🙂 ) of my favorite photos from last year. They are in no particular order but I would be curious to know your favorites.

Happy New Year. Looking forward to the journey. – Bill