My favorite photos of 2015

Here, in no particular order, are my ten favorite photos I made in 2015.1

Interestingly, there is no overlap between my favorite photos and my pictures on Instagram that got the most love.2


  1. This is the third year I have done this; I also posted my favorite photos of 2013 and 2014
  2. One reason may be that I don’t always post the same pictures on Instagram that I do here. Another is that people give love to pictures for various reasons other than artistic merit. 

Gorge Views

Traveling up the Gorge to Walla Walla, I took a few detours along the way to snap some shots.1

Multnomah Falls is always a great stop and today was no exception. The falls were full, taking my breath away just beyond the bridge.2

I haven’t stopped at Mayer State Park at Rowena for a while. My earlier pictures are dark and moody. Other than all the dead fish on the beach, today’s mood was much brighter.

Although I didn’t bring my longboard,3 I had to stop at the overlook by Maryhill Loops Road, if for no other reason than to forward the picture to Jamison and Instagram.


  1. Instead of pictures of Oregon peaks out of plane windows, prepare to be inundated with pictures from the Gorge. :-) 
  2. In more ways than one. The blowing cold mist made breathing difficult. 
  3. Nor do I have the requisite skills, courage, or protective equipment, though it’s on my bucket list.