One Man's Paradise

A good crop

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.

Ansel Adams

Not to compare myself to the master.

Just to reminisce on significant events in my little world during 2017.

Goodbye Alaska, hello Wyoming. The Great Divide. That pretty much sums it up.

Wishing you all a grand 2018. Thanks for being here.

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So what was up with 2016? Was it a good year, a so-s0 year, or one to forget?

They say don’t dwell on the past, it’s history, nothing we can do about it.

Thinking about what happened in the big wide world in the past year my head explodes. I cannot comprehend how humans can provoke and tolerate so much misery.

My way to cope with this is to immerse myself in places far away. Remote, not pristine, but close. Threatened and affected, nevertheless.

Let’s walk gently. This beautiful blue planet is the only one we have.

Conservation, Inside Out

Good bye 2016

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The year that left us without David Bowie, Leonhard Cohen, and Prince.

The year Donald Trump was named “Person of the Year” by the New York Times.

Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature, but was too busy to attend the award ceremony.

Millions of fugitives starving, displaced, drowned, or killed.

The Dow at an all-time high.

Could the contrasts be more stark?

Living in remote Alaska makes it easy to feel sheltered from the tribulations of the rest of the world. Nevertheless oil prices, climate change, and the state budget impact our daily lives. In the end it feels as it all comes down to money… No escape.

So here is my crop of 2016. A dozen black and white images that each represent a  memorable moment in my sheltered life in the year of division and contrast.

Inside Out

2016 – The Year of Division and Contrast

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One Man's Paradise

2015 was good!

No matter what happened.

There are always ups and downs.

Appreciate what you have.

Looking forward to 2016.

Happy New Year!

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