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Best Photos of 2014

In Travel by DustinWong

2014 Was a Big Year

It was fresh and exciting, full of transition, and adventures. I left my engineering job and took a 6 month road trip through the West coast of America visiting California, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Washington & Oregon. During my travels I took 50,000 still images, 20,000 timelapse images (which I have yet to release any of), and 200GB of video clips (which I sadly won’t have time to get to). I did my best to select the 10 best images from my trip to share with you all.

Without further adieu my 10 best photos of 2014

St Mary's Falls Glacier National Park, Montana
Montana Harmony
St Mary’s Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana 

The Endless Forest, Oregon
Tranquil State of Being
Oregon 

Japanese Red Maple Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon
Elemental Vision
Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon 

Spirit Falls, Washington
Into the Mystic
Spirit Falls, Washington 

Star Trails at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
Tune In
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah 

Star trails over sand dunes
Desert Mystery
Death Valley National Park, California 

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Fairyland Mountains
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah 

The view from Cape Royal Grand Canyon, North Rim, Arizona
Sunrise at Cape Royal
Grand Canyon, Arizona 

View from Swiftcurrent lake, Glacier National Park
Glistening Waters
Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana 

Monument Valley, Arizona
Native Land
Monument Valley, Arizona 

What’s Next?

While I will still be traveling to great photo locations in 2015 (including Hawai’i, Norway & Iceland), I’m shifting my focus to teaching the camera shooting techniques as well as post processing techniques that I use to create all my images. One of the best things that I did this year was taking the time and learning from other photographer’s whom I admire. I bought training videos and asked for constructive criticism. It really helped me advance my craft and progress as an artist. I only wish I had taken this training years ago! 

So if you are like me and feel like your work should be better, then I encourage you to seek out people to learn from. 

Stay tuned for workshop announcements as well as new video tutorial releases. I will also be holding group online editing sessions where I will walk through my digital workflow process and show you how to make the magic happen in post. 

I’m always open to scheduling one-on-one training as well so if you are interested in that please contact me directly. 

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