In early March of 2017, I wrote a post outlining our 2017-2018 destination plan for landscape photography. Life and fate, it seemed, intervened. Shortly after that post, two of of our extended family members became very ill. Kathy and I contributed in numerous ways, including spending almost 6 months out of state helping to take care of these two family members. Their need for our help was more important than our desire to be out in beautiful places. It was a very difficult year for us, but it was even a more difficult year for our extended families.
I was able to do some landscape photography in 2017, however, including Montana's Lolo National Forest in February, a trip to the Canadian Rockies: Purcell Mountains and Kananaskis Country that was cut short by the unprecedented wildfire season, a short trip for fall color to Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, and a couple of autumn days in the North Carolina Sandhills Game Lands (photo gallery forthcoming). In all, however, I spent only about 14 days doing landscape photography.
What is on the list for 2018? We have scheduled a couple of trips, and have more that are speculative and that are currently being considered.
Plus, I purchased a 45 MP Nikon D850 camera which will be my new main camera moving forward, with my current 36 MP Nikon D800E now being a backup camera.
We are very fortunate to be able to travel this way. I hope that 2018 is a better year for everyone.