JWSmith Photography | 2017 Favorites - A Year's Review

2017 Favorites - A Year's Review

January 02, 2018  •  1 Comment

It's that time of year again!  Once more, my yearly review of photographs and a selection of favorites.  Jim Goldstein's Blog Project is a contributing force in my yearly write-up and he deserves many thanks for hosting a large collection of Year's Best blog output.  Since I'm late in my contribution this year I'll keep this section short and hope that Jim will excuse my tardiness.  
I usually run the numbers here but this time I'll just note that I created many fewer images this year than in years past.  Some of that is due to only visiting Anza-Borrego twice and a significant drop in my visits to the San Diego coast.  I did however hit a few new places:  Carrizo Plain National Monument for the spring super bloom being a favorite, Goblin Valley State Park in beautiful Utah, and a long walk around San Francisco for some nice cityscapes.  
I did get a new tilt-shift lens this year and used it in East Village.  I also had my old Nikon D300 converted to Infra-red and used it for The Path and Cottonwood and Canyon Wall.  

If you wish to have a print just click on any image and it will take you to my Fine Art America site where you can make a purchase. 

So, here we go!  In chronological order:

Upside Downtown - B&W street scene from downtown San Diego

Upside DowntownUpside DowntownSan Diego, California

Blue Mesa - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Petrified Forest MesaPetrified Forest MesaPetrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Cloud over Carrizo - Carrizo Plain National Monument, California
Cloud over Carrizo (B&W)Cloud over Carrizo (B&W)Cararizo Plain National Monument, California
The Road Down - Carrizo Plain National Monument, California
The Road DownThe Road DownCarrizo Plain National Monument, California
Sunset, Carrizo Plain - Carrizo Plain National Monument, California
Sunset, Carrizo PlainSunset, Carrizo PlainCarrizo Plain National Monument, California

Anza-Borrego Pano - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California Anza-Borrego PanoAnza-Borrego PanoAnza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
The Path - Rancho Penasquitos Preserve, California
The PathThe PathRancho Penasquitos, California
Cottonwood and Canyon Wall - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Cottonwood and Canyon WallCottonwood and Canyon WallCapitol Reef National Park, Utah
Goblins -
Goblin Valley State Park, Utah
GoblinsGoblinsGoblin Valley State Park, Utah Three Sisters - Goblin Valley State Park, Utah
Three SistersThree SistersGoblin Valley State Park, Utah
East Village -
San Diego, California
East Village IEast Village ISan Diego, California
Pier 7 -
San Francisco, California
Pier 7Pier 7San Francisco, California


Todd Henson(non-registered)
Great collection, Joseph! I love your black and white work, and the infrared images. Really nice tones throughout. My favorites are Blue Mesa and Three Sisters, though I'm also drawn to the abstract quality of East Village and the great leading lines in Pier 7. Nice work!
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