Favorite Photographs of 2018

I’ve chosen twelve favorite photographs I’ve made in 2018 to share with you. They’re arranged chronologically, starting with a January moonrise from the night before a total eclipse and ending with  winter sunlight brightening a trail on Christmas Day; both of these taken in Point Reyes. During the months between January and December I photographed in the Eastern Sierra, Death Valley, and northern New Mexico. I have little to say about each, but instead hope that some of what I felt while making these is expressed in the images themselves.
Happy New Year!

Click each photograph for an enlargeable version on it’s gallery page.

January 30, 2018: The full moon rises at Drakes Beach on the night before the solar eclipse.

March 17, 2018: The full bow of the Milky Way above the Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California

March 18, 2018: The Milky Way’s center seen above  20 Mule Team Canyon in Death Valley.

March 20, 2018: Lone Pine Peak is centered in this panorama of the snow-capped Sierra.

April 9, 2018: Starlight glows on the shore’s edge at Abbotts Lagoon.

April 17, 2018: Milky Way rises over the Inverness Ridge, seen at Tomales Bay.

May 9, 2018: A church and graveyard in Llano, New Mexico.

May 13, 2018: Early morning on the road to Canones, New Mexico.

May 21, 2018: A window of light on the Green Bridge Trail in Point Reyes Station.

August 4, 2018: Stars reflect in Lagunitas Creek just south of Point Reyes Station.

August 4, 2018: Milky Way rises above Lagunitas Creek along Green Bridge Trail in Point Reyes.

December 25, 2018: Late afternoon sun lights the trailside on Christmas Day.

14 comments on “Favorite Photographs of 2018

  1. Marty, Always a pleasure to see what you are doing. Makes me long to get back to Point Reyes.

  2. Marty:
    Double thanks:
    1. For capturing and sharing the oft unnoticed beauty of the nearby landscapes that we pass by with blasé busy-ness
    2. For pulling us heavenward to be in awe of the unfathomable grandeur of which we are so small a part.
    The Happiest of New Years to Jean and you.

    • I am but a small tool through which the Creator may speak from time to time. Yes… the unfathomable grandeur we may sometimes see and feel. Thanks, to both of you for looking with us, from the bottom of our hearts

  3. Always love seeing your work, Marty. I especially love the moon over Drakes Beach, Green Bridge Trail, and the Lagunitas Creek shots. Have a fantastic 2019!

    • Gary, Good to hear from you. Thanks for looking and sending your positive comments. I wish you continuing success and a happy and healthy 2019!

  4. Marty, happy new year to you.
    I liked all of them.. I do not have any of them, though…
    Maybe in 2019.
    Thank you.. Joe Ehrmann

    • Joe,
      Thanks for writing. I thank you for all your good support and wish you the best for the coming year!

    • Debra,
      After reading your post I went to listen to Faure. I realized I had heard some of his inspiring and spiritual music before, but didn’t know who composed it. Such wondrous beauty in the notes. I’m flattered that you would pair viewing my work with his incredible creations. Thanks for letting me know and reminding me of Faure!

  5. Marty, very nice. For me, they all convey a calm stillness which I enjoy, given our often hectic lives.

    • Hadley,
      That’s why both of us love to make beautiful photographs. Your lovely calendar is hanging in my studio where I get to enjoy your work every day!

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