2014 was my most traveled year yet. I had the good fortune to bring in the New Year in the Philippines before returning to my job in South Korea. Summer vacation was spent backpacking Vietnam and Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving) brought me to Japan. I ventured to Shanghai before heading back to America for the end of the year holidays and all along these crazy adventures my camera followed me. Tens of thousands of pictures were narrowed down to roughly 30 finalists before I selected my top 10 travel photos of 2014!
#3 comes from Achasan, my favorite night hiking spot in Seoul. Apart from being one of my first night hikes Achasan also sports a delightfully colorful gazebo that I framed against the night sky. As one of the years favorites I submitted it for photo contests and went back to try different techniques on the same shot. Fans have told me photo looks like an alien space ship launching into the abyss and ever since have thought of nothing else every time I stroll down this path!