As each year ends, I look back to reflect on what has happened with my travel photography.
This typically happens in post form after I’ve recovered from the holidays, or rather a “staycation” that I give myself. So here I am, as usual, over a week late…
This year was chock-full of huge changes for me! I finally got a new car after selling my old car of 20+ years. I got married!!! I broke my first bone. And I bought my first house!
It’s seriously been an insane year, and an expensive one at that! That’s why I wasn’t able to travel as much in 2017. I had grand plans to hike and travel closer to home, but my broken foot limited how much I could do. I still managed to visit some new places and shoot often, both at home and away.
So looking back on 2017, I am pleased to say that I have plenty of photos to share. These are my photo highlights of 2017. They are more or less in chronological order. Some you will find in other blog posts (see the links below photos) or social media posts, and some have never been seen before! Enjoy!
Hundreds of wild Elk at their winter feeding station in Union Gap.
Our snowmobile adventure with Union Gap Tourism!
The vineyards at Owen Roe Winery during our weekend trip to Union Gap.
Day 1 – A weekend of winter fun in Union Gap, WA
Day 2 – A weekend of winter fun in Union Gap, WA
The Icicle River that we found upon exploring a snow trail in Leavenworth.
A cozy cabin at Sleeping Lady Resort when we were invited up for a stay.
The year wouldn’t be complete without at least one visit to my favorite Seattle beach, what I call “Tiny Beach”.
One of those epic photo moments, when the stars align! In this case, a rainbow and the Space Needle during a break in a storm!
Quest Field stadium at dusk.
When shooting at the same places over and over again, it can be a challenge to find unique compositions. I find this especially true at Jose Rizal Bridge where you have to share the curved sidewalk with other photographers. I think I succeeded with this attempt.
The 5 best city viewpoints in Seattle
I always look for the school bus when I visit the Skagit Valley Tulips!
I’ve been to Bryce Canyon a few times, but I was excited to see snow there for the first time!
Antelope Canyon X, a less crowded alternative to the more famous Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons. ;)
Finally got to see this Southwest icon! Horseshoe Bend is worth a visit!
I got my iconic Monument Valley photo, though not at the time of day that I wanted. I always seem to be going through there at weird times.
The best places for photography in the American Southwest
When the mountain “is out”, she often gives us quite a show!
Iceberg Point with friends on Lopez Island.
I love my pretty city!
The Seattle Great Wheel at Miner’s Landing.
A guide to the top 10 things to do in Seattle!
Sunrise from Hacienda Encantada in Los Cabos, Mexico.
What to do with 3 days in Baja Sur?
Dave making friends with a sea lion near La Paz. Visit the link below to learn more about that awesome adventure with Red Travel Mexico!
This is where we swam with the sea lions, at Espiritu Santo Island.
Swimming with the sea lions – Red Travel Mexico
One of many photos shot during our weekend to the Washington peninsula. Third Beach is one of my favorites!
A glorious sunset over Third Beach during the same trip.
An ungracious guest in the penguin exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo.
A hippo smiling(?) at me at Woodland Park Zoo.
My favorite zoo model of the day.
A sunny fall day at Greenlake.
The view from our new house in Snohomish! I never thought I’d have a view!
Just a short walk up the hill from my new house! This was our first white Christmas in almost 10 years!
The annual Christmas ship festival grand finale that takes place at Gas Works Park. This year, I got together with several photography friends to photograph the event.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the other photos in the linked blog posts, and find me on Facebook and Instagram for even more.
Enjoy! And happy 2018!
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Rowan Sims - Great photos Tracie! Looks like 2017 was a fun year. Congrats on getting married also! Take care ?
traciehowe - Thank you Rowan! 2017 was good to me. :)