I think it's time for a winter scene. This was one of the most fiery sunrises I've ever seen and I arrived JUST in time. No more than a minute after I set up, the sky blew up!
Its been awhile since I've posted one from here! Here's a simple edit from one of the most well known spots in the park just after sunset as the pink afterglow kicked in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm headed out to Oregon this weekend and am hoping that the government shutdown ends so I can get out to Crater Lake! If you personally are headed out to any National Parks while this shutdown continues, please practice the "leave no trace" principles and better yet, bring a trash bag to carry some garbage out with you. I've heard that some of the parks have gotten pretty rough with everything people are leaving behind. So... LEAVE NO TRACE and if you don't know what those principles are... please look them up and use them always! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of the craziest photographic experiences of my life was watching this sunrise above the incredible Peruvian countryside with an ancient temple to my left and 18k foot mountains on the horizon to my right. Getting here was no joke though. I had never hiked this high in my life - 13,500 ft! My head was pounding when we got here, but luckily there was a makeshift, ice cold water bottle shower that made the headache go away. I was feeling pretty good the morning though after seeing this!
The McKenzie River in Oregon is so incredible! Today, I played around with some abstract photos I took last year of the flowing water on the river, and came up with this series! Let me know what you think. It was super fun processing these and seeing all the color come out. It's not evident from the raw files, but that blue you see here is the actual color of the water!
Who do you have tonight? Alabama or Clemson?? That interception might change some answers, though the 62 yd touchdown may have swayed you back! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's a new edit from one of my favorite parks! I took this one at the start of autumn a few years ago. Can't wait to get back to the mountains soon!
Hoping to get out to some more dunes this year! Can you spot @annadouangphachanh?? This was one of the most ridiculous sunsets we've ever seen! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Headed back out here in a few weeks! The plan is up in the air for my first few days of where to go, but hopefully there'll be some more sunsets like this! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Headed into the new year like 👆 Pictured: @scottyreichard
It's been an interesting year filled with some incredible moments and many challenging ones. I'll leave you with a new edit of my favorite photo of 2018, which at this point I took almost a year ago! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This past month, I've been really working on editing techniques, testing new things, and refining the old. I think I've figured some stuff out and with that being said, I'm super excited for 2019 with some of the adventures I have planned including trips out to Oregon, Arizona, Utah, hopefully back up to Canada, the big one - Patagonia later in the year, and hopefully many, many more. It's been a year of learning, and here's to putting that it use in 2019! Cheers to tonight!
Merry Christmas to all and to all, a goodnight (even though this photo was taken just before dawn... shhhhhhhh). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think this is the most 'Christmasy' photo that I have. I early to capture this scene, but I never imagined that it would be this perfect with the pristine pillows of snow glowing with the light of this magical lodge, which had just hosted a wedding the night before. The whole experience reminded me of Christmas, even though I took it a month after. If there was one place to experience Christmas with those closest to me, I think this might be it!
I love these mountains. Here's a new edit from a road trip last year. We didn't get any clouds during our stay there, but I'm a big fan of that pre-dawn color in the sky!
A fiery sunset takes over Sparks Lake, taken 2 summers ago! See all that haze? That's all smoke 😷. The fires that year may have affected my plans out there, but they sure created some incredible sunsets! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I've been going through a lot of my photos from the past few years, experimenting with new editing techniques as I go, I found that there's a TON of photos just waiting to be edited from my trip to the Great Sand Dunes last year. I started with this gem - a photo I took very soon after hiking into the dunes. I love all of the crisp lines, various textures, and the highlights captured in this shot. I may or may not be posting a bunch more from that trip in the coming weeks so bear with me!
A lot of times, those hikes that are beautiful in the summer time end up being just as, if not more beautiful after the snow flies. This is one of those places. I don't think we saw one hiker on the way down and when we got to this spot, we were met with pristine, untouched drifts of snow - perfect for snapping a few photos! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is one that I've gone back and re-edited multiple times, but I think I've finally got a version that's about as accurate representation of this morning possible. After a night socked in with fog, we woke to a clearing and a beautiful sunrise. This was taken slightly later in the morning when the sun started to burn off the remnant fog creating this mystical scene! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This one probably looks super familiar based on my more recent posts, but it's another one that I put the new editing process on. Again, please feel free to let me know what you think of the new processing!
Since my last post, I went back and re-evaluated how I was editing photos. I've been experimenting with different things, and now think I have a better strategy on my editing process. To test things out, I went back through many of the photos I took this year and found this gem from April that I never processed. Please let me know what you think of the new processing! Pictured is @dani_the_explorer who very recently bought a van and now will be contributing to the vanlife phenomenon. I think I can say that I'm pretty dang jealous! 😝
Love seeing this skyline when the lights come on! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀