2013 brought some great times and some not so great times for us, this post is somewhat a year in review and some of my favorite photos and memories

I celebrated my first anniversary with my lovely wife in July, The Empress. She put up with me for a whole year and then some!

9-2013 Anniversary Sunset


The Empress made several appearances in 2013, one appearance at our studio raised almost 800 meals for the Akron Canton food bank from sales of her vivacious prints.

The Empress-Executive Order


I was lucky enough to meet some great photographers and  to see some of the greatest places on the planet in Moab with the NxNW crew, Justin Balog, Rick Louie, Mark Garbowski, Dave Wilson, Bob Lussier and Chris Nitz. What a great trip it was! This was one of my favorites, a magical moment getting to witness this. Check out their site’s, great stuff!

Mesa Arch Sunrise Moab Utah


One of the saddest parts of the year was losing two of our best friends, Woody and Cricket, I know they are peeing on a Hydrant somewhere. After the loss of Woody and Cricket, we decided that the house was just too empty without some furry friends around so now we have two new family members to chase around the house. I set up some speedlights and tried to get some shots a few days ago, meet Bella and Gomer, a memorable part of 2013 and years to come.

12-2013 Bella

Gomer 12-2013

Some of my other favorites of 2013

The last Seat in Car 564-Gettysburg Railroad Cut

Pimp my Ride-Theaterwiz Urbex

Monument Magic Colorado National Monument

Moab Light Painting, Arches National Park

Market Madness West Side Market Cleveland Ohio

The Last Light The Old Charleston Jail

Thanks for stopping, Have a safe and wonderful 2014!

Happy New Year

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. A stellar year Mike! What a super collection of images.

  2. Excellent work! Looks like you had a great year! Congrats and here’s to a better 2014 to you and yours!

  3. Very beautiful “trace”.

  4. It was a great year, Mike, and a pleasure meeting you on nXnw. Best wishes for 2014.

  5. A great collection from the year. That arches shot at night, the third from the bottom, really jumps out at me. Well done.

  6. You do such amazing work Mike! Love those cute little dogs!

  7. Outstanding year of great shots, Mike.
    Happy New Year, my friend. :-)

  8. What a killer series of shots Mike. I’d like to pick a favorite but they are all so damn good. Have a terrific New Year.

  9. Excellent year Wiz! Terrific images! Hoping 2014 is even better!

  10. that’s a damn fine collection of shots my friend, a great 2013 and here’s hoping your 2014 is even better!

  11. I remember all these images Mike and loved them as much then as I do now. You had an amazing year photographically. Wishing you and your family all the best in 2014.

  12. Mike, you’re a great friend and a terrific artist. Best wishes to you, your family and the new additions to your household for 2014.

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