I have this strange sort-of magnetism to the island that I cannot shake. I want to know everything there is to learn about the beautiful coastlines and how they were formed, the warriors that once called this place home, as well as the legends and traditions passed down through generations. I want to see everything there is to see, sleep next to the streams and battle the notorious north shore waves. For some reason, it feels like home.
Years ago, while searching for local waterfalls, I stumbled on a picture of this spot. I didn’t fully believe it was in Idaho because of the moss and height, usually that’s a good sign its further west in Oregon or Washington. But then I saw some photos from a local photographer that said otherwise. Since then, I’ve been committed to finding this beautiful mossy grotto.
I love music. No matter what is happening in my life, listening to new music and exploring different genres has always been something I’ve preoccupied myself with. As I go through different cycles, new music is introduced to me and becomes the soundtrack to that chapter of my life.
The first thing I did to create this image was make two less-inspired entries for the contest. You don’t always make the best image the first time, and I think that’s true with most things in photography.
My brother wanted some more knick-knacks for his desk and since we had just started playing Apex Legends together, I thought a little Apex Legends action figure would be perfect. I searched for a Pathfinder action figure or statue, but since the game was so new, one did not exist yet. So, I decided to make one!
Emily told me she had a surprise for me after work. We both love to stay busy, but our schedules have been ESPECIALLY jam packed lately. Not only are we going to Kauai, getting married and honeymooning this year, but we also just bought our first house! Excitement paired with stress, less money and less time spent together.
Just cause I shoot mostly landscape photos doesn’t mean I can’t get down and dirty on the race track. Emily and I grabbed the telephoto and our sunnies and drove out to Spokane County Raceway Park to shoot a drift event.
First pioneered by John Muir in 1873, this straight shot for Whitney's summit is 9 miles round-trip with over 6000 feet of elevation gain. That's 6000 feet in 4.5 miles. And to top it off, a good 40% of the route is steep talus and skree.