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2020 A New Light Review 

click to enlarge The Milky Way over the redwoods across the meadow at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park June 10, 2020.

Photo by David Wilson

The Milky Way over the redwoods across the meadow at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park June 10, 2020.

The year 2020 was something of an off year. I, for one, took fewer photographs; I simply had less creative energy this year.

There was the never-ending pandemic, followed by the raging, record-setting wildfires of summer and fall. On top of that, with very little time to prepare, I was asked to teach a new class, and for the first time I had to teach a class entirely online. The fires impacted student performance, the pandemic affected them and adjusting to purely online instruction affected them. It was an interesting year and semester at College of the Redwoods. It all got to me, too, with the result that I had less creative energy for my photography. Maybe the coming semester will be a little smoother; at least there shouldn't be any wildfires.

While 2020 certainly contributed more than its share of ill wind, there was still a great deal of beauty to be found in it. Outside of human consciousness, nature's magnificence continued unabated. Allow me to share a few of the beautiful scenes that I found while prowling 2020's North Coast Night Lights.

To keep abreast of David Wilson's most current photography or purchase a print, visit or contact him at his website or follow him on Instagram at @david_wilson_mfx and on Twitter @davidwilson_mfx.

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David Wilson

David Wilson

David Wilson is a Humboldt-grown photographer. His longtime love is creating nighttime images and he enjoys finding and using unique light. David received his Art degree with an emphasis in photography from Humboldt State University. He currently teaches photography in the Art Department at College of the Redwoods... more

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