This morning I felt like I’d stepped into an Albert Bierstadt painting. If you don’t know his work look him up. •
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Beautiful evening light at the Superstition Mountains. 🌄
Thank you to @kgat15 for this epic photo! 📸
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Watching the sunrise over the Sangre de Cristo mountains from the heart of Taos, New Mexico, USA.
Kanarra Creek Falls / UTAH // A highlight from our southwest trip was this canyon just outside of Zion National Park. It requires a fairly strenuous hike upstream to reach these falls, but it’s well worth it. The canyon walls remind you of Antelope Canyon, but without the crowds. When you visit Zion, be sure to save an afternoon for this!
@nick.reedy catching a small patch of warm sunlight while hiking in the Narrows this Fall in Zion National Park. Have you seen the bright colored leaves during this season? They are insane! -
What is your favorite time of the year for Utah's Parks? - ** Friendly reminder to always leave these parks better. Its not enough to just not litter with as many people visiting now. If you love our parks, help pick up trash that's not yours, always report anyone writing/scratching on rocks in anyway and spread this message so they can be enjoyed by the generations behind us. 😎 Hope everyone is having an awesome Thursday! #Utah#zionnationalpark#utahphotographer
'Time is like a handful of sand, the tighter you grasp it, the faster it runs through your fingers.' -Anonymous
Dance first. Think later. Finding yourself while completely losing yourself. All negative energy sheds with the setting sun. A sculpture delicately crafted with joyful movement and one imperfectly perfect press of the shutter . A surreal fairy-tale moment frozen forever.
Lindsay and I took a little weekend getaway to New Mexico. Nothing like a roadtrip to bring you closer to each other and celebrating the important yet often so simple things in life. Let's just say, we both needed it. A few obstacles thrown in the way as we often encounter perpetually teaching us more about this thing we all call life.
On a hazy and windy day at White Sands. No set plans. I saw a ridge that piqued my imagination and told Lindsay to run up...she asked me, "What should I do?" I replied, just be you...embrace yourself. What ensued was poetic magic. She joyfully danced away, twirling, skipping, laughing and letting her soul shine. An ethereal few moments. Our love for each other growing stronger, life's stresses sunk deep into the sand and pure gratitude for this life we have been given.
Perhaps, this could all be seen as social media cliche only showing living that 'perfect life', but that's far from truth. If anything, I hope it speaks to you in some way. Try not to compare yourself to others. Don't try and be more like 'them.' Be real. Be vulnerable. Look out for each other. Acknowledge your relative privilege no matter the circumstances. Celebrate yourself, others and the world around you.
My advice for what it's worth...just let go sometimes. Get out there whether it's your backyard or across the world. Get out of your head at times, then climb back into it exploring the deepest reaches, love greater, laugh until your belly is sore, cry until your soul hurts, be patient, strive for imperfection, strip life down to the basics and remind yourself that that world is real out there. You can't scroll through it on a browser.
IF you read all this, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
For a long time, ever since I’ve gotten really into landscape photography, there has always been one thing I’ve wanted to photograph. A nice beautiful waterfall. But, where I live, in Southern Arizona. I don’t really have that many waterfalls around. The ones that we do have here, are usually overridden by tons of people and those waterfalls don’t have that beautiful green vegetation and damp moistness that other more photogenic waterfalls have. But, there is one specific place I’ve known about for a long time, an area that holds a special place inside me. As my family and I used to go there a lot. The only downside about the day I went, it was quite cold, raining and foggy. The rain and flowing water made the challenge of getting to a good spot to photograph this waterfall even more challenging. But after a few minutes of channeling my inner mountain goat, trying to get to a good spot, I found a nice area. With cold, stiff, numb hands I took out my camera stuff, set up my tripod and managed to somehow keep my lens dry to capture this image. It was rough, cold, and at times heart racing, as I carefully hugged the side of a narrow rock with a slight 10 feet drop below. I somehow managed to get to steady ground and make my way back. But not before taking a quick look around and soon after spotting 2 white tail deer. It was fun and exciting, but also worth a trip back under more preferable conditions. I can now mark photographing a waterfall off my list.
Taken with my @nikonusa D7200
And my @sigmaphoto 10-20mm
We got off the freeway to take a picture of the train coming in, but then I looked across the road at the way Picacho was being lit up by the sun going down and I just had to snap a picture of that too. 😍🌋 Keep an eye out for the train picture I took right before this! I’ll be posting it in the next couple of days. 🚞🧡
Sunset over Papago park, AZ. In my experience, Arizona has the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. But maybe I’m a bit bias since I live here.⠀
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