My “Celebrating 30 Years” project moves on to the year 1995. A few days after Labor Day in 1984, I quit my job as Photographer at The Ansel Adams Gallery, making the leap of faith to start my own business William Neill Photography. In the process of posting a few images from each year, I am gaining a tremendous perspective on my efforts and successes as my work evolved. The excitement has built up each time I have searched my massive Lightroom catalog for the next year’s selection. Below, I have posted eleven images from 1995, and as I do so, I wonder if I will ever have such a spectacular year again! I was 41, happily married, had been published in four books featuring my work and traveling often to teach workshops. I was also working on a second book for the Exploratorium Museum and Chronicle Books called The Color of Nature. My wife and I took to extended camping trips to the deserts of Utah, and to the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park as you can see in the images below. We also traveled to the east coast, shown by two photographs below taken in Maine.
My favorite photograph, and happily my best-selling fine print is the first image shown below: Dawn, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada 1995. Only 15 prints remain in the Limited Edition of 150.
Enjoy, and please add your comments below. All photographs created with a Wista 4×5 field camera, and 4×5 inch transparency film.
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Dawn, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada 1995
Sunrise storm clouds, St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana 1995
Rock formations and surf at twilight, Big Sur, California 1995
Trees growing on moss-covered boulders, Baxter State Park, Maine 1995
Autumn Forest, Baxter State Park, Maine
Striated wall of an ice cave, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada 1995
Tangle Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Pine tree and sandstone cliff, Zion National Park, Utah 1995
Eroded sandstone, Capitol Gorge, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Buttes and storm clouds over the Green River, Canyonlands National Park, Utah 1995
Cliffs at Convict Lake, winter, Inyo National Forest, California 1995