Since the Camp Fire erupted November 8 in Butte County, it has killed 77 people, destroyed more than 10,500 homes and torched an area the size of Chicago. Across California, at least 80 people have died in wildfires this month. The Camp Fire is already the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, and as of today 993 people are still unaccounted for. While hundreds of families wait to learn the fate of missing loved ones, officials have a grim forecast: it's not even halfway done burning yet.
My thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible tragedy.
Photo taken in August during the last wildfires in California.
Swipe 👉 to see the madness that is sunrise at Mesa Arch.
I was driving across the country for the second time in 2 months and this time was determined to take my time and get some shots in Southern Utah in some of my favorite national parks.
I had been to Canyonlands before but never Mesa Arch, and after seeing some of @peterlik work there many years ago I had always wanted to capture the iconic arch.
So I drove through the night, arrived 40 minutes before sunrise, grabbed my gear and hiked out to the arch. I get there to find this crowd all standing shoulder to shoulder, elbows out, and many with cell phones. So I do my best to find a spot I can set up my tripod - no real luck. So when the sun was finally where I wanted it I just kinda politely forced my way to the front and shot this handheld. Right after that I thought the more interesting subject was the craziness that was taking place just to get a photograph.
It was cool to finally see it and get a shot I’m happy with, but you won’t be finding me back there anytime soon - no photo is worth an anxiety attack😂
Wishing @derekwcurtis all the best as he makes the move back to the NE. Might have teared up a little as he played his last house show (as a resident that is) at the Mad Valley on Saturday. It’s been a pleasure getting to know this man over the past couple years; he’s a true gem and Nashville is gonna miss you, bud!
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. -Desmond Tutu
Please vote this election🙏
Sometimes in life all you can do is keep moving forward. It might not all make sense in the moment, but as long as you keep following your intuition, eventually things start to come into focus. Just keep moving forward❤️
As political ads start popping up more and more on my feed, I’ve started reporting them all as misleading or a scam. Sorry @sentedcruz you’re not getting any of my money.
None of that has anything to do with Bryce Canyon, I just never know what to say in these captions.🤷♂️
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. -Alexander Graham Bell
It feels so good being back in the red rock deserts of Southern Utah - literally have had a smile on my face from Vegas all the way to Moab; and it’s still on there😊
I wanna be strong
That time I proved I was right
I was wrong
The time we talked all night
Man I was drunk
The last time I came
Babe I was gone
I wanna be strong
And I wanna be kind
I wanna be all open windows and warm apple pie
I wanna be slowly blowing breezes in the sweet bye and bye
I wanna be arms open wide and baby it’s alrights
I wanna be kind
And I wanna be wise
I’ve sat stoned til sunrise and I bet I looked divine
And I’ve coward with conviction and I bet I looked wild and sly
And I’ve talked too long and too loud and I bet I looked proud and right
But I wanna be wise
And I wanna be clear
I wanna wear out my wandering and I wanna be here
I wanna sober up and let sleep the vintage of my years
I wanna wake in my walking through the valley of voyeurs and mirrors
I wanna be clear
I wanna true
The blossoms of love are blighted with fear in the room
And that moment was honest untouched by the next moment’s truth
And I’m sorry for all I’ve taken and I’m sorry for all I’ve let loose
I wanna be true
I wanna be forgiven
For givin’ up
On everything I knew
I wanna be true
- @taylorkingman 📸 @willkutscher •
I love @willkutscher use of natural light in this portrait. At this point we had been hiking in the pitch black of the Ape Cave’s of Mount St. Helen’s for a couple of miles where dark becomes light and light becomes dark. This was the first light we came across for hours and I think Will captured the vibe perfectly.