I like to think that I go out there and try to get creative and shoot only what inspires me. If I come home with something I am proud of and that I can truly relate to, I am happy. But because there are bills to pay (and because it is always nice to be appreciated and understood!), I am always at least a little concerned about how people will react to my work.
One of the many upsides of being a photographer in 2012 is the instant feedback one can get on his or her work via the Internet, and the ability to see which photographs appeal most to the general public. There are always surprises. Either images you are not 100% sure about that “take off”, or others you absolutely love, but no one else connects with. Overall, I am happy with the images displayed in this post, which are the 20 most popular photographs I took in the Canadian Rockies this year.