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At the time of this writing it is the morning of New Years Eve. I’ve spent the last few days looking back on the things I’ve done this year and the photos I’ve made in order to put this blog together. 2018 was a challenging year for me in many ways but sprinkled throughout were some amazing moments and incredible travels.

Here is my 2018

 

January - Stayed close to home and photographed the gorgeous winter we had

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February- Took a day trip to Des Moines, Iowa

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February - New York City to celebrate my wife’s birthday

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February- First Milky Way core of the year

March- Met my friends in the desert for a week of photography in Death Valley National Park

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April- Chased a storm and photographed the aftermath of a wildfire

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May- Woke up early and explored some gravel roads. Photographed another storm

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June- Photographed some barns

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June- Photographed another storm and the College World Series Fireworks with my friend Laura

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June- Went to Colorado with my wife and stayed at the best Airbnb and made friends with an alpaca and a pig

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June- Spend some time photographing the Missouri River flooding

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July- Stayed out late under the stars

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July- Road tripped to northern Minnesota

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July- and Wisconsin

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August- Photographed the fog

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August- Quick weekend trip to Chicago

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September- Spent some time photographing these old buildings in north downtown Omaha

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October- Fall color in Iowa and carved pineapples for Halloween

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November- First snow

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November- The snow melted

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November- Spent a week on the Big Island of Hawai’i

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December- Island hopped to Kaua’i

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December- Photographed the Holiday Lights at Gene Leahy Mall In Omaha one last time before the redevelopment

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December- After meeting on Instagram, I finally became real life friends with Brandon Knickerbocker. He took my portrait.

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That’s a wrap on my 2018! I’m excited to see what awaits in 2019. Thanks for following along on my journey, and I hope you stick around for new adventures in 2019!

I’m not one for New Year resolutions, but I do have an ongoing goal to publish more blogs on my website.

Do you have any goals or resolutions? I’d love to hear them, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email jake@jakerogersphoto.com

I hope you all have the happiest New Year and I’ll see you in 2019!