Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Summed Up in 33 Photos

Press play. Read. Look at pretty pictures. Enjoy. 

I honestly have no idea where 2014 went. Up until two weeks ago I kept telling people it still felt like summer. I mean, it was in the 60s in Utah, after all.

Not having homework or classes or finals or semesters to worry about has completely distorted my sense of time. I still don't really feel like it's winter, and I certainly don't feel like Christmas should already be over. 

Nonetheless, 2014 is coming to a close. Which means it's time for my annual New Years blog post. 2014 was a crazy roller coaster of a year, and I found it super hard trying to figure out what I wanted to write. So I decided not to really write anything. At least not at first (stay tuned for a second blog post in a week or so!). 

Anyway, I realized that I took a ton of photos this year. Between my photojournalism class and all my roadtrips and other adventures, I took 5,000+ photos. So what better way to commemorate my year than with a post with my favorite photos of the year? 

January
I had to take a "weather photo" for my Photojournalism class but I was on a really tight deadline at The Universe so I literally ran outside, took this, and called it good. And I think it turned out pretty swell :) 
Weather photo take 2! 
February
I borrowed a fancy lens from The Universe, snuck into a women's basketball game, and snapped a few pics for my action assignment! 
I just so happened to sneak into the Gonzaga game, which was a nice little stroke of luck! 


ALSO LOOK AT THIS COOL BOWL OF LUCKY CHARMS. 

March
So I didn't take this picture, but it's representative of a DREAM COME TRUE for me. So deal with it. I got to attend The New York Times' Student Editor Workshop, which was actually kinda disappointing. But spending the day at The Times was absolutely incredible. 

Also while in New York I wandered around and took cool photos like dissss. 

April
For my final photojournalism project, I spent an entire day with missionaries serving in the Utah Provo Mission. It was SO COOL but SO EXHAUSTING. To see the final product, click here



ALSO I GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THAT POSSIBLE AND HELPED ME ALONG THE WAY. YOU PEOPLE ROCK. 

May
Anna and I went to Moab and it was pretty cool. 


Then Fenton invited a bunch of amigos over to his cabin, which was glorious and wonderful and glorious. As you can see below, we got really muddy and saw a pretty rainbow. 


THEN after getting dumped I roadtripped it home with a few friends and we went exploring around Eureka. 
Abandoned mines and pretty sunsets. 
June
I made it a goal to go to the temple every week during the summer. I guess views like this made it that much easier to do :) 

July
Sara and I went to San Fran for 'MERICA DAY. IT WAS SUPER FOGGY AND WE SAW LIKE, NO FIREWORKS. 
But I super like this picture! 
Also, the Muir Woods are cool.
THEN I HIKED SQUAW PEAK AND WOWY DAT VIEW DOE. 

This could be my favorite picture from the entire year. Just maybe. 
ALSO LLAMA FEST HAPPENED. LOOK AT ME AND THIS CUTE LLAMA. 

August
AUGUST WAS A SUPER DOPE MONTH. Like, I can't even begin to explain August's crazy adventures. 

First I got to roadtrip it home to Sheridan, Wyoming! 
My hometown is ten times cooler than your hometown. End of story. 

CALIFORNIA IS KIND OF BEAUTIFUL. 

LOS ANGELES HAS DIRTY AIR. 

Although this isn't the BEST photo ever, it represents easily one of the best moments of my entire year. We were driving down the 101, racing through Big Sur so we could catch the sunset. After parking the car on a turnout and sprinting up the road, we scaled a guardrail and watched the sunset on the edge of a 20-foot dropoff. #YOLO. 
September
I hiked Mt. Timpanogos in the rain. Which was stupid. Don't ever do that. Just trust me. 

October
Look at this cute boy that I convinced to date me. 

ALSO LOOK AT MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLZ.
My friend Ben asked me to shoot some pics for his cookbook. So I did. 
November
Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time and you capture really pretty moments. Like this. Moon. Sunset. Mountains. Temple. The world is beautiful. 

December
I got lazy in December and didn't take very many pictures. But I promise it was a super dope month. 
Montana! 
Like a billion lights all on one tree.

All in all, I balled hard in 2014. I look forward to balling even harder in 2015.
Stay tuned, folks. 

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