2023 was an incredible year for me and my photography. I had some great opportunities for some cool photos over the past twelve months.
The most memorable part of the year, and the obvious highlight, was when my wife, daughter, and I decided to skip winter and head overseas. We spend the winter months exploring Andalucía, Spain, and Portugal with our then 3-year-old daughter. Greta was amazing the entire trip. She had absolutely no issues with traveling or waking up in a new bed every couple of weeks, and she loved exploring all the history. Her favorite thing to do was eat out at restaurants. I think we ruined her for eating at home as she still asks to go to restaurants for just about every meal. It was a great experience!
The rest of the year was just living life in Door County. The summer months arrived soon after we returned from Europe, so my wedding season was off and running. I had another great season doing that.
We had a few significant showings of the Northern Lights in the Spring and late Summer, which was stunning! It was the type of show that is more common in the northern latitudes. It was quite special to see a good show this far south, as most of the aurora activity simply resembles light pollution. But this year, we had pulses, bands, and even overhead corona!
As I do every year, I took some time to collect some of my favorite photos that I captured during the past 12 months. As you might expect, the vast majority of them are from our trip, but many are from around home in Door County as well.
Except for the first photo, these are not in any particular order. And these may not be my “best” photos from 2023, but they definitely are my favorite.