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Best of the Rest 2014

Expo Wheel, Somerset County Fair - 8.18.2014

Over the past 2 weeks I’ve shared with you my favorite waterfall images of 2014, as well as my favorite covered bridge images. I’d like to close out the year with what I’m calling the “Best of the Rest” – a mishmash of my 10 favorite animal, landscape, and vacation shots.

Alan Seeger Natural Area - 1.13.2014

10. The Frozen Road, Alan Seeger Natural Area – 1.13.2014.
“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” - Anatole France. Alan Seeger Natural Area is as good a place as any to wander, especially in the winter, and something about this image just feels “harmonious” to me.

Chickentown Steam and Gas Festival, Somerset, PA - 5.24.2014

9. Chickentown Stagecoach, Somerset, PA – 5.24.2014
I’m a sucker for vintage vehicles, so the Chickentown Steam and Gas Engine Festival near Somerset every Memorial Day weekend is a bonanza for me. This image also appears on the 2015 Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau calendar.

Frog at the Farm, Berlin, PA - 9.6.2014

8. Autumn Frog, Berlin, PA – 9.6.2014
This frog always seemed to appear on the same rock at the same time every morning down on the family farm near Berlin. Finally got a side profile shot of him (or her) that I liked one early September morning.

Steel Wheel Tractor, Snowshoe, PA - 9.16.2014

7. Steel Wheels, Snow Shoe, PA – 9.16.2014
Old barn, old tractor – what’s not to like?

Johnny Cash Mural, Nashville, TN - 5.6.2014

6. Johnny Cash Mural, Nashville, TN – 5.6.2014
The Man in Black. Love the piercing eyes on this one.

Bull Elk, Sproul State Forest - 7.8.2014

5. Bull Elk, Sproul State Forest – 7.8.2014
This was the first non-captive bull elk I’d seen in Centre County, near the Chuck Keiper Trail. He and I stared each other down for several minutes before he sauntered away into the woods.

Baker's Barn, Berlin, PA - 9.28.2014

4. Baker’s Barn, Berlin, PA – 9.28.2014
The neighbor’s barn and the brilliant fall foliage of Somerset County.

Rehoboth Beach Sunrise, Rehoboth Beach, DE - 6.14.2014

3. Rehoboth Beach Sunrise, Rehoboth Beach DE – 6.14.2014
Admittedly the “sunrise over the pier” shot is a bit cliché, unless you happen to be there to witness it in person. Then it never gets old.

Sunset, Route 22 - 9.24.2014

2. Reflections of Sunset, Route 22 (Westmoreland Co.) – 9.24.2014
I shot this one while a passenger in an eastbound vehicle in Westmoreland County. One of my more unique sunset shots for sure.

Sunset, Black Moshannon State Park - 9.25.2014

1. Black Mo Sunset, Black Moshannon State Park – 9.25.2014
My favorite place to watch the sunset in Centre County. Had a great combination of brilliant sun and glassy calm waters on this evening.

So there you have it - my 10 favorite non-waterfall, non-covered bridge photos from 2014. I hope you enjoyed them, and follow along in 2015 as I travel around the Keystone State and beyond, camera in tow.


The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing." - Daniel J. Boorstin

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