Top 10 Moments of 2009

As 2009 winds its way down, I’ve caught myself reflecting on the successes and failures, and the adventures and mishaps of the past year.  For me 2009 was a year of great change, growth, and opportunity.  I got to visit places I can hardly believe exist, and I got to do things I never imagined I would.  But out of all the memorable moments of the last 12 months, a few things burn most brightly in my memory.  I couldn’t keep the list to just ten, so without further ado, here are my Top 12 Experiences of 2009:

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Dire Straits

Lately I’ve been pondering the need to push my photography to the next level; to get more unique shots by pushing myself farther out there.  I’ve been wanting to get some truly special shots and have been thinking about pushing myself to go out in more challenging, or even dangerous, conditions as a means to that end.

This past week I began to meet this goal: I went out to the beach two nights to shoot the sunset, and both nights I nearly bit it big time when I got swamped by rogue waves.

Click on through to hear how I survived and see the photos I came away with as a reward.

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