It’s time to make some changes. I feel like I’ve been going a bit too gung-ho on my blogging, so I’m going to ease it back just a tad.
I’m afraid this one will have to be really quick, as I’m on the road. We are spending a few incredible days in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. We’re having an absolute blast, and I’ll have some fun stories to share. Be sure to follow my blog here so you don’t miss out!
This week has been crazy busy.. I’ve been scrambling to process PDXWLF photos (I’ll have a post on that soon!), entertain family, and prepare for a trip to Utah! We just spent our first day in Zion National Park, and I can’t wait to share some of the photos – what an amazing place!
This first photo from Instagram this week was from another national park: Denali! We had some beautiful clouds to contrast the lush landscape. I’d love more time to explore there.
I have just a quick one for you this week, as we leave soon for our next adventure: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park!
Things have been incredibly busy for us lately; activities seem to come in waves. So it was a relief to catch a break and escape to the coast for a day.
We lucked out with perfect weather (rare at the beach, and even rarer this time of year), and it was nourishing for our souls to be away from the hustle and bustle for just a short time.
Portland is a wonderful city. I’ve been living in the area for many years now, and I simply love it. One of the benefits to living in a place for a long period of time is the photo opportunities. Any place can be beautiful. But the truly magical moments are sporadic and fleeting. You might luck out with timing, but that’s sheer coincidence. To guarantee success in a particular place, living there certainly gives you the upper hand.
This week on Instagram featured a lot of scenic shots. I’m trying to shoot for a more consistent look on my Instagram, so I’m going to be a bit more particular with the images I choose to feature there. Let me know what you think!
This first one is from Hawaii. This was a beach we wanted to reach, but we had a really late start. We did make it down there (through the mosquitos), just in time for sunset and a darkening trek back up the massive hill. You can read about that adventure in depth here.
This next one is also from our trip to Hawaii – the beautifully cracked lava fields with Mauna Kea looming in the distance. It barely even looks like a mountain the incline is so gradual.
We saw this little guy at the summit of the Savage River Alpine Trail in Denali National Park. And while this isn’t quite a groundhog (he’s a ground squirrel), I chose this image for last week’s Monochrome Madness and for my February 2nd Instagram post. These little guys are so curious!
This is also from Denali National Park. I couldn’t get enough of that mist.
And another from Hawaii. When it’s all rainy and dreary here, I dream of those tropical beaches – of a simpler time.
Getting down to the final two, this was tough. This was for my Weekly Wow this week, though my actual wowing picture is a panorama. You can check it out right here. We were clouded in for the lunar eclipse, but the city sure was beautiful that morning well before dawn.
And finally, my top pick for this week is from beautiful Crater Lake. It’s crazy to think this spot was a complete blizzard only 24 hours prior. Those clouds added some nice texture to the sky, and I just love the colors.
This was also an image from my weekly challenge post this week for the theme “beloved” where I talk about how I wound up shooting the things I do. You can read the post here.
Which image do you like best? I’m always curious to hear what people think, as my personal opinions seem to differ from everyone else’s. Feel free to leave a comment below, and check out daily posts over on my Instagram account.
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Last week saw a spectacular celestial event: a trifecta of super moon (the moon was physically close to the earth), blue moon (second full moon within a single month), and a lunar eclipse (self-explanatory). We woke well before the dawn to get ourselves into position and prepared to shoot this rare conjunction.
However, in true Portland fashion, the weather wouldn’t quite behave. Continue reading