I think I accidentally wandered into the set of Avatar 2.
Here’s a fun fact about me: I have been dealing with vertigo lately. In an instant my whole world seems to start spinning and I can hardly stand up. Glad that didn’t happen while I crossed this narrow section of trail yesterday.
Praising to the tallest tree in Sequoia . #generalsherman
Two Years I’ve been wanting to see this place in snow and I finally made it 🤗
As I follow different peoples posts about closures, perceptions and experiences I really didn’t know what to think about how the experience behind the scenes with the whole government shut down really is. During my stay so far, I learned that Sequoia truly closed down because of the public’s behavior and it needed to be cleaned up before it can reopen. It’s really sad to see that people can destroy areas that have been preserved and really don’t understand the concept that we need to keep them safe for generations to come and that there is a reason that they are called NATIONAL Parks. Somewhere along our history timeline someone chose these places and wanted to protect them.
This is not to say that it is ok to trash up every other area. If everyone just did their share what a better place we would have in this world.
I also have to thank the snow plowers that are taking care of the highway. These people are coming in unpaid and that’s hurtful but they are hopeful because they still need an income even if it “eventually happens” because of them we are still able to enter the park safer and hopefully will help us get out today after this snowstorm. It was nice to talk to employees up front and the employees at Wuksachi hotel were absolutely amazing. Never seen a park so empty but was truly an experience.
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Forecast says snow should be falling on these big red rocks tonight...
After thinking about it for 10 days now, I think I’d like to stand on top of some more piles of rock in 2019.
This is rattlesnake camp. When you leave this camp, you know the big rapids of Grand Canyon are coming up. We decided to spend two nights at Rattlesnake.
You know I love a big swipe-able pano. Snowy Castle Valley
Bryce Canyon was my first stop when I moved into my van a couple weeks back. I’m excited to start the new year without any definite plans, just doing what seems like fun every time I wake up. Currently parked near SLC. Who’s around??
First pic or second?
I hiked down this trail mid morning, ran all around the park all day, and ended up hiking back out as the sun set. It only took me five years in Utah to finally visit my last of its 5 national parks.
Happy solstice! Bring on the longer days.
Is anyone actually interested in the process I go through for my shots? Or do we all just like pretty end results? I’m genuinely curious... For those who are, this is about normal for my landscape shots. I usually take a handful of images to determine a composition I like. Once I have my composition, I’ll take a shot or two at different shutter speeds if there’s water. When I know the shutter speed I’m looking for, I will almost always shoot a pano to be stitched together in post. I like doing this to generate a higher res shot, and I just dig them.
My post production tends to be fairly basic. Drop the highs, bring up the lows, a bit of vignetting, and sometimes basic dodge and burn, and voila.
This shot looks very similar to my previous post, but this one is actually part of a 5 shot pano taken at 55mm and the last one was a single image at 28mm.
First time up the canyon in over a month! It’s crazy how beautiful it is, even the spots that Ansel Adams didn’t get pictures of.
“It’s just a bunch of rocks”
-some kid at work a few years back
Might be due for a Zion visit this weekend.
I took this picture just before my first time guiding a high water Cataract Canyon rafting trip. The very talented @amyjoysnyderart
recently painted this scene and it is awesome! Go check out all her work!
I still haven’t stood on top of all these summits and it’s not ok.
99 years old never looked so good. Hope to see you in white again this year @zionnps
Seems like a good week to play in the desert. Anyone around?
Has anyone else ever imitated a statue for 30 seconds to take a picture? Silly
I realized last night that talking cameras can be like talking politics. People tend to be very aware of the shortcomings to the other side (political party or camera manufacturer) while being sure their side is without fault. I took this shot with my Sony a7, all the while listening to a stranger tell me that he knows Sony cameras are terrible despite never using one before. And of course I had to be defensive, even though I knew it wouldn’t change this mans opinion.
I think we’re all guilty of that to an extent. We don’t give others a chance because they identify differently than we do, be that in cameras or political leanings or any one of thousands of other labels.
Let’s not let the differences between us divide us. Instead, let’s find common ground we can all build on together. I think we all might be surprised how much we have in common.
There are places that just make you smile. This is one of them.
Big thanks to @jamesqmartin
for showing me this spot as part of his Cowboy and Climber project!
Ok one more pano. If I ever grow up and buy my own home (that isn’t on wheels), this is one I’d like to have hung up.
One of my all time favorite backpacking trips was the Cordillera Huayhuash. This was one of the many incredible camp spots I stayed at along the way.
Swipe to see the whole view!
I think I’ll try sharing some older panos this week. This one comes from a rainy morning cruising the Milford Sound in New Zealand.
Currently my camera will only shoot when it’s on self timer mode which makes action shots very interesting. I do like the way this one turned out!
Yesterday’s hike through Orderville Canyon was pretty incredible. It was full 🍁🍁 for the first half, and as we slowly went lower and lower the leaves became greener and greener.