Some very inspiring material here, as always. Here are my three humble contributions, from a year during which I didn't manage to get out as much as I would have liked. These are from Northern Alaska and White Sands, covering a temperature span of about 150 degrees F.
Well I'm certainly not a landscape photographer and can't really match the great images that others have posted. I mostly just fire off a few shots while I'm out hunting wildlife shots. Here are 3 I liked from this year.
Here are my choices. I was super lucky to be able to get out and to some nice locations this year - and next year I have several trips in the works. Hard to believe I haven't taken a single shot since Justin Grimm and I were at Rainier in August. Should have new gear in my hands by Feb
I have quite a few that might be better than these - however I like these. The first shot I like because it was the first time I was able to get out to the Gorge during the right conditions! Wind is usually 20-50 mph out here, so getting the wildflowers to stay still is not easy. One of the reasons I am considering the new Nikon Df... high ISO is superb!
The second image I like because my buddy Justin and I really put in the work to get to this place. We only saw two other people, whom I know . My goal was to get to less known spots in the right conditions. After 5 hours or so of all uphill hiking, we got decent conditions.
The last one I like because it confirmed my theory that there are good spots on the coastline that are good DURING sunrise! Opens new possibilities I had previously overlooked.