Sunset Over the Old Eureka Mine

A New Year, a new collection of photos. As much as I enjoy processing Christmas photos, there’s something refreshing about starting a new year with a fresh batch of photos. This year, I’m starting with…

We did it. We made it through 2013. So let me begin by wishing you a very happy new year! I don’t know about you but I’m grateful to start fresh. The beginning of the year is always so filled with promise that it’s hard to not have a hopeful outlook. Let’s try and carry that throughout the rest of the year! Maybe that should be a resolution… Speaking of which, we’ll be sharing some of ours in an upcoming post this week. Did you make any big decisions for 2014?

One of the things we’re going to do to get this year started off right is have a (wait for iiiiiiit…….) print giveaway. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had one and that’s just too darned long, wouldn’t you say? It’ll be similar to the giveaway we had recently for our Guide to HDR Photography eBook, if you entered for that. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, where the heck have you been?! Click that link and check it out. We have a free beginner’s guide in addition to our full guide. That link will spell out the details. Back to the print giveaway — it will start in one week and the winner will get to pick a print from our shop. Conveniently enough, we’re about to add even more pictures to choose from. We’ll be sharing more details before then and possibly chips and dip, so be sure to check the blog, Facebook and Twitter. Those are our typical hangouts.

Now onto tonight’s picture! Finally. Geez. Hehehe. Grizzly Peak encapsulates my favorite aspect of California — its great wilderness. The beaches are great, sure. Disneyland is, of course, magical. But the place my soul finds rest is in the great outdoors. Nature nurses and nourishes a person in body and spirit in a way nothing else can. There are spots in the Grizzly Peak area where, along with the aid of suspended disbelief, a similar effect can be achieved because you feel you have escaped into the wild.

Sunset Over the Old Eureka Mine at Disney California Adventure

About Matt Hansen

Matt is a photographer and designer based in San Diego. When he’s not working, he's charting his next adventure over coffee or craft beer.
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