ABOUT THIS SITE
First of all, thank you for visiting Alpenglow Photography! I hope you enjoy viewing my images as much as I enjoy taking them. I feel grateful to live in such a beautiful and magical world and blessed that I have been given the opportunities to explore it and capture some of that magic through my photography. All of my images can be viewed on the GALLERIES page. Interested in having one of my images for your own? My images not only come in the form of prints but can come on any number of products. Please go to my ORDERING page for more information.
My name is Patrick Shannon. I have been a lover of the outdoors and a photographer since childhood. Growing up in upstate New York I found myself at home in the woods at a very young age. It wasn't long after that I was given my first camera and discovered another lifelong passion. I love exploring and quickly came to realize that my camera gave me a new way to experience the many faces of the natural world. Since then my outdoor adventures and my camera shoots have been one in the same. Much of my exploration has been through long distance hiking including two five month expeditions. In 2003 I walked the length of the Pacific Crest Trail which travels for 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada along the western mountain ranges of the United States. A decade later I went on another adventure of a lifetime with my wife Sue. We had a rather untraditional honeymoon walking the length of New Zealand on the Te Araroa trail, covering 1,900 miles. Other hikes I have done include the Wonderland Trail, West Coast Trail, sections of the Appalachian Trail, and excursions to many state, provincial, and national parks. These trips bring me to many places few ever get the privilege to see. Part of what I enjoy so much about my photography is getting the chance to share some of these experiences through my images. My journey as a developing photographer has been as amazing as my travels underfoot. In 2010 I created Alpenglow Photography and began to share my work as a professional. I still have a "real job" as a hospital administrator and live in rural Ringoes, New Jersey when I am not off on some wild adventure!