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My Favorite Photos from 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on this year.  From a work/personal perspective, it was a very busy year with less time for photography than normal for me.  From a photography perspective, there were fewer local trips but more trips outside of the Houston area including California, Lubbock TX and the Valley area in SW Texas.  Galveston’s FeatherFest in April was a blast as always.

My goals for 2017 are to continue to expand my photography reach beyond Texas and to also try to get back to my roots more often around the Gulf coast area.

Thanks to everyone that checked out my blog and special thanks to those who commented on my photos.

Hope that everyone has a fun and safe new year’s celebration.

Here are some of my favorite posted photos from 2016.

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Breaching Humpback Whale

Made a trip to Monterey Bay in California last weekend for some whale watching with my daughter.  Went back again on Tuesday as it’s very addictive.  On Saturday’s trip, we saw 10 humpback whales, 3 blue whales and 1 fin whale.  It was foggy/cloudy but still made for some decent photography.

Got to check one photo off my bucket list when this humpback jumped out of the water.  It was very cool to see and was hoping that I got the shot as it happened very quickly.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 100-400 II lens, handheld

Aperture priority, 1/4000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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