a photo review of this year

as the year 2016 (thankfully) draws to an end, I've been thinking back to all the things I saw, did, and accomplished over the past twelve months. I looked through my external drive, lightroom catalogs and social media feeds to review the photos I took and things I shared in 2016. 

as I was looking through the some photos I have, I had the idea to re-edit some that I've shared before and also edit some that I have saved and never shown. 

It was excited to re-visit these photos and be thankful for all that God did in my life and where He moved me and what He did. 

In this blog I have shared some of my favorite images from this year, edited to look like a newspaper (b+w). I hope you enjoy:

letting go (of 2016)

I started the year living in Louisville, Kentucky. Home of bourbon, horse racing (kentucky derby), and baseball memorabilia (slugger museum). I had been living there since May 2015. In March I heard about an internship opportunity in Seattle, Washington at a church called Trinity West Seattle. 

I started planning to move to Seattle for the worship and productions internship in May 2016, one year after moving to Louisville. Summer 2016 was one to remember. Knowing I was to move at the end of the summer, I spent time making memories with friends.

louisville - skyline b+w

at the end of August I began my week long move from Louisville to Seattle. driving across the country is something I would do again in a heartbeat, but driving across the country with everything I own inside my Chevy Impala isn't.

for a full recap of my move, read this link: http://www.bencalhounphotography.com/blog/2016/9/21/this-time-last-month

here are some of my favorite images from my trip out west:

yellowstone canyon - b+w

the badlands - b+w

the badlands - b+w

columbia river gorge - b+w

multnomah falls - b+w

since living in Seattle, I have fallen in love with this city and it's surroundings. from roaming the streets of downtown, to hiking up to mountain lookouts, i've had the chance to see a glimpse of what makes this area so amazing and what makes the west the best. 

rattlesnake ledge - b+w

space needle from capitol hill - b+w

under the fremont bridge - b+w

under the fremont bridge pt.2 - b+w

hidden lake lookout - b+w

hidden lake lookout - b+w

hidden lake lookout - b+w

diablo lake overlook - b+w

ruby beach - b+w

ruby beach - b+w

wind on ruby beach - b+w

mPOP - b+w

mPOP - b+w

the harbor - b+w

downtown seatte from up on a roof - b+w

In an attempt to keep this short-ish, I've not included allll my favorites. But I hope you enjoyed these and that they gave you a glimpse into what I did this year. 

with 2017 fast approaching, I am excited to continue creating images that mean things to me. I've been considering the reasoning behind why I create and what makes me want to keep creating and I'm excited to keep learning about myself through photographing things I see. 

I'm also excited to continue "the creative process" in the coming year by doing more interviews with people who are pursuing their craft and creating things across the board. I will be announcing some new interviews in the next few weeks. 

Thank you for reading my words and viewing my images. If you have questions, feel free to contact me via my website, or email me at bencalhounphotography@gmail.com

Also, thank you for making 2016 one to remember. Your continued support doesn't go unnoticed.

Happy New Year!