One of the things I told myself when I started traveling more was I was going to capture the essence of each trip I went on through an image. 2015 was a year that saw a ton of travel for us. It included 2 cross country road trips, enough flights that would earned Southwest Companion status, and more memories than we ever expected.
I could share so many images from this the travel experiences, but I've narrowed it down to the 10 that I think captured 2015 the best.
#1 - Horseshoe Bend
Every photographer has a couple images that they just want to get, and one of those for me was a photo of Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ. It's an unbelievable sight, and unfortunately the day that we went there was a small sandstorm going on so I didn't get to stay and capture many different images, but this one was enough.
#2 - New York City Skyline
New York City easily is the most iconic skyline in the world. In planning a trip there this year, I knew I wanted to try and capture a skyline photo at sunset. We decided to go to Top of the Rock, and so I looked ahead at the projected time for sunset and then scheduled our tour time around that. Looking at the city as the sun was falling down is something that I will not forget anytime soon.
#3 - Nashville 'Batman Gear'
Few cities have a building more iconic than the 'Batman' building in Nashville. You know exactly what city you are in when you see it, and everyone takes tons of photos of it. Little do most people know, that you can capture one of the most unique perspectives of this building across the river, right outside of the Nissan Stadium. Next to the greenway, there is this random piece of gear artwork that you can line up the building perfectly in the center of. Something about this view just makes my soul happy.
#4 - La Jolla Cove
If you ever go visit San Diego, you have to make the short drive up to La Jolla. This area is absolutely breathtaking and extremely peaceful at the same time. This was taken at La Jolla Cove, in an area right next to where all the sea lions gather.
#5 - Sedona, AZ
While living in Phoenix all you hear people talk about is Sedona. Everyone takes weekend vacation there, and it's apparently this magical place. The magic really comes when you can escape the 100+ degree heat in the summer, but the beauty and uniqueness of Sedona is unlike anything else. The rock, and layered colored mountains are something that you have to see at lease once in your life.
#6 - White Sulphur Springs, WV
You're probably asking yourself what is in White Sulphur Springs, WV and the answer to that is The Greenbrier and The Old White TPC Golf Course, where The Greenbrier Classic is held. We spent a week here, and every morning the mountains will covered with low lying fog and everything was quite except for the sound of golf clubs.
#7 - John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge
The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati, OH spans across the Ohio River and when constructed was the longest suspension bridge of its kind. I captured this shot with a tug boat going until the bridge and the black and white gave it some what of a nostalgic feel. I'm pretty sure this is what the scene would have looked like many years ago, minus the skyscrapers of course.
#8 - Lower Manhattan
Sometimes you capture an image you were not planning on, and thats exactly what happened here. We were on the Staten Island Ferry preparing to see the Statue of Liberty, when I turned around and looked at Lower Manhattan, snapped a shot and this is what came out. Something about the framing of this image just makes me love it so much more.
#9 - Phoenix, AZ
The nickname of Phoenix is 'The Valley of the Sun', I've lived in fewer places in my life where there are more days with sunshine or with better sunsets - so I would say it does a pretty good job living up to the name. This was from sunset one night looking over the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
#10 - Cadillac Ranch
Nothing says 'Merica like sticking 10 old Cadillacs in the ground, letting people paint whatever they want on them, and calling it a landmark. That's exactly what has happened in Amarillo, TX. If you are ever driving through Amarillo on I-40, take a stop and see it for yourself. Once is enough, but the people watching is amazing.
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