Images and Thoughts: A Year in Review

In this, my last article of 2018 I’ve included a selection of my favourite images for the year. First narrowing in excess of 8,000 down to about 350 was time consuming yet fun as I relived the story behind each image. Whittling this collection down to the 20 presented here was a little more challenging. In the end I think they represent my photographic style and interests quite well.

As can be seen from this collection I have not specialized in my choice of subject matter. I like to photograph subject that at the time grab my attention. That could be people, events, landscapes, objects or wildlife.

I have spent a great deal of time at the Fascieux Creek Wetland here in Kelowna where I am able to photograph wildlife in an urban setting. It’s a place that’s easy to get to and one where I now know the best vantage points to capture interesting images.

But my work also includes images captured in my travels to the Rocky Mountains, the West Coast of British Columbia, Victoria, the Oregon Coast, Arizona, Michigan, Australia and New Zealand. Some of these are included in this collection.

Also included here is an image I made early in 2018 near Oliver, B.C. Driving along a backroad I came across an old Dodge truck in the ditch covered with snow. As it was a Sunday afternoon there was no traffic so I had lots of time to make my images. I chose this image to use plugins from Nik and Topaz Labs to make the finished product look like a painting.

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  1. Sheryl Korsch December 30, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    Thank You for condensing your Large Album of photos to this group of WONDERFUL Photos!! 🙂 Thank You, Stu, for sharing your Photographic Images with us!!

    Best Wishes for a Very Happy New Year 2019 to You and Yours! 🙂

    • Stu Dale December 31, 2018 at 10:36 am #

      Thanks for commenting Sheryl. I do appreciate your interest. Happy New Year to you also.

  2. Alan Flynn December 30, 2018 at 11:00 pm #

    A very varied and interesting collection. I tend to take anything that catches my eye.
    Do you down to the Rotaty Marches in Kelowna? I took many excellent svenes down there in 2018 when we were there for several days.


    • Stu Dale December 31, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      Thanks for commenting. I do know the Rotary Marshes and have been there with my camera a number of times.

  3. Peter Wright December 31, 2018 at 7:35 am #

    Wow!! Thank you so much, Stu. All the effort is worth it. I’m glad you enjoy this so much and share it with us. Yes, the wonder of it all shines though and I was feeling the moment of awe.
    May you be well, happy and peaceful for another super year.
    Your friend, Peter

    • Stu Dale December 31, 2018 at 10:27 am #

      Happy New Year to you also. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Monika Smith December 31, 2018 at 9:10 am #

    My favourite is the boats, might be another great water colour for me, please!

    • Stu Dale December 31, 2018 at 10:26 am #

      Thanks Monika! For sure, a water color version would be interesting.

  5. Corol Pallan January 2, 2019 at 9:35 am #

    Thanks for sharing your lovely, tranquil images Stu. I look forward to viewing your photographic journey in 2019. It must have been difficult to narrow it to 20. I struggled even with 20 to select a favourite as they all prompt pleasure to the eye and the mind. Having said that the heron tops my list and has inspired me to visit our local spots where the majestic w8nged creatures gather.

    • Stu Dale January 4, 2019 at 7:11 pm #

      Thanks Carol! It’s not too difficult to separate good images from poor images. But narrowing the group down from there I find difficult. Sometimes it just comes down to a gut feeling. I’ve taken many photos of that heron. This one is my absolute fav.

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