2017 was a busy year for us at Cheyne Walls Fine Art Photography. In the course of twelve months, there were four exhibits, two international trips and multiple awards and recognitions. Below I’ve narrowed down my favorite photographs from last year into my Top 5 Images of 2017. Reviewing these photos reminds me of all the great adventures we made both near and far. I hope you enjoy my favorite captures from 2017.
We want to take a moment to thank you, our collectors and fans, for following our adventures in 2017 and we look forward to sharing all to come in 2018. Cheers!
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge was captured in the final days of 2017. “San Francisco is a beloved city of mine. The city inspires me with it’s beautiful architecture among the rolling hills of the bay, not to mention that is a quick drive into the incredible Redwood forest. This image is meant to portray the idea of escaping a busy city by showing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge leaning to undeveloped hills, photographed from an empty beach.”
“Cathedral Gorge is near and dear to my heart. This was captured in February of 2017, and a couple months later the area was devastated by wild fires. This waterfall and it’s surrounding were burnt beyond recognition. The forest will regenerate and I understand fire is sometimes a health element, but I am truly saddened to have lost (even if temporarily) one of the West Coast’s most captivating territories.”
Structured Chaos, Captured in early 2017 in the slot canyons of Arizona. “The Antelope Canyons are these incredible passageways that wind you through an ever-changing sandstone gulch. I photographed these colorful walls in black and white to showcase what the bright colors sometimes overshadow- the beautiful sculpture that has been formed over hundreds of years.”
The Frozen Waterfalls of Banff National Parks in Canada. “This was my first trip to Banff and it did not disappoint. I was blown away by its natural beauty and the bluest water I have ever seen. The endless beauty had me planning my next trip to Banff the day we left.”
Zion Bridge was captured just after sunrise at the entrance of Zion National Park. “You have heard me talk about Zion before and after well over 30 visits to this park it is still unbelievable to me. It is a unique place where a hardcore outdoor explorer can enjoy it just as much as a family of 6. There are far reaching valleys only accessible to the few or free trolley rides that take you within feet of the park’s national wonders.”