Your Favorite 17 Photos of 2017 (Happy New Year!)

 

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Thank you all!! For what, you may ask? Well, just about everything. From supporting my blog. To sharing your thoughtful words. To providing positive feedback and encouragement.

But most of all – thank you for being genuine, and kindhearted friends. 

Creative expression is truly where the magic lives. Whether it’s to escape, or to reach a higher plane of existence. Nothing compares to unleashing the art that resides within.

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Recently, someone asked me why I enjoy performing stand-up comedy. My reply was simple – making people laugh brings me joy. Jokes are my way of processing life. Truly, humor is my preferred method of connecting with others. It’s how I break down the artificial barriers between us. 

And the same can be said about my photography. Sharing an image that brings a smile to my face, and yours. Well, that’s a beautiful thing.

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Happy New Year!! May you all have an amazing 2018. I really mean that. I hope happiness and love fills your world 🙂

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

California horse ranch

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)

Kevin J. Hotter, 2017 (California, USA)


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  1. Hello Kevin. Those are beautiful pictures. I loved the one with the gull in it as it reminded me of ‘Finding Nemo’ You have certainly been to many gorgeous places. Thank you for sending them to me. Happy New Year to you and your family. 🙂

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    • Hi Debbie!! Thank you! It’s great to hear from you! Funny about Finding Nemo. The area in which I photographed is located near the inspiration for Finding Nemo’s location. So, there ya go!! Happy New Year to you and your family Debbie!

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    • Hi Barbara, thanks for checking. The mudslides are located about an 1.5 hours from us. We actually go to that area quite often, as it’s quite beautiful. It’s really sad about the devastation. I send my condolences to all those who lost loved ones.

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  2. Happy New Year Kevin! Wishing you, Ellen and the kids all the best for the new year. Your photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing! We hope to visit family in the LA area this year, I will send a note so we can connect! Peace & Happiness MB

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  3. Dreamy, drifty photos, Kevin…I feel the warmth and love from them all. Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year, Kevin…it’s been a joy to view your posts this past year and thank you for popping by my blog.

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  4. Kevin, your photos are truly works of art. They should be in a gallery or magazine. You capture nature at it’s best. Love your blog, you reach deep into your soul and have a wonderful way to express yourself. Thank you for a bit of peace you bring to me personally. Wishing you and Ellen a wonderful, successful 2018 with you beautiful children.
    Love to all

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  5. Almost all these shots have an unusual quality, a certain something…wait, I’ve got it! Sunshine!! Color!! Looks beautiful, a great year of vivid images. 2018 is gonna be Great!
    Best wishes for the new year to you and your family!! 🙂

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  6. Great photography and blog. Wishing you and your beautiful family a great year ahead filled with smiles, new experiences, more photography and best of all LOVE!

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  7. Thanks for your wonderful and positive post. I love the way you state that to make people laugh gives you joy. Great outlook on life.
    Your photos are stunning and so many of them are like a full poem in themselves.
    Just keep on being you and have a wonderful New Year.
    Miriam

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  8. Hi Kevin:

    Thank you for your NY wishes! Enjoy hearing from you & your beautiful photos are so appreciated! All the best to you & family! Happy 2018!

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  9. Happy New Year Kevin. I love your blog and your photographs of California. I just recently returned to the West, I sorely missed California, I’ve visited several times (one of those annoying Arizonans that come to cool off, LOL) and have some pretty wonderful memories of my travels there. I look forward to reading your content and seeing your photographs in the new year. It is refreshing to be connected to someone who is truly authentic and seems to be a pretty happy guy.

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    • Hi Laura, thank you so much! Yeah, I try my best to be positive. I guess the more we think happy thoughts, the more likely great things will happen. I enjoy your blog as well. 🙂 Glad we have connected here on WP. Happy New Year!!

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  10. Happy New Year, sweetie!! I look forward to another year filled with love, joy and creativity! May 2018 the best year yet to come. Can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store and to spend quality time with you and the family all over beautiful California and the rest of the world. xxx

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