The world is a remarkable place, full of very beautiful vistas. Even a single location can feature a variety of elements to tease the senses. From a cool ocean flowing through grounded rocks shrouded in moss to gulls soaring in front of a fiery sunset. These details are there for us to observe every day.
If you didn’t know by now, I’ll let you in on a (not-so-)little secret: I’m a bit obsessed with photography. I experience much of my life through the lens, and I remember through pictures.
It’s difficult for me to separate photographs of good technical quality with those that have a strong sentimental tie, because I have similar reactions to both. The former are like the good child – always doing well in school, someone who brings great pride. The latter are also like children (they’re a piece of you), and while they may not perform as admirably, the mother loves them for all of the happy moments and experiences.
If I have trouble choosing my favorite photos for this post, then I know I’m doing a good job over on Instagram. I want to make sure you’re seeing some awesome photos, and I like this week’s set.
This first one is from Yosemite. I just loved that black oak! It was a magnificent centerpiece to “the swamp.”
I’m still working through my many Costa Rica pictures, but I thought I’d take a little break to share a photostory with you.
I do some crazy things sometimes, and I don’t always consider my own safety while getting lost in the excitement of photography. As a result, I can get caught in some precarious situations. It’s only then that I realize I might have had a slight slip in judgement.
Today is my wedding anniversary. Aaron and I have been married now for 8 years. Crazy to think so much time has passed.
And together, we lead a pretty exciting life. It can be stressful at times with how busy we are, but I love every moment of it; we have so many adventures!
And I love sharing them with you.
I’m fervently working through the 2057 photos I took in Costa Rica, and I hope to start sharing some photostories from that trip soon. If you can’t wait that long, we’re already sharing some of our travel adventures on our travel blog, BIGtinyWorld. We won’t be duplicating posts, so you’re invited to follow both blogs!
In the meantime, I have a photostory that’s a bit older. I’ve been anxious to process these photos, but for whatever reason, I simply haven’t gotten around to them. I alluded to this story before, but I now have the finished pictures to share in all their glory.
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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
This is also a special post… it marks my 200th! I can’t believe I’ve managed to write up 200 posts; that seems crazy to me! But I’m glad to have you all with me.
This week, Instagram saw steady viewership; these were all fairly close. I’m still trying to get more visibility (that’ll always be the goal), but consistency at least tells me my photos are consistent. Sometimes, I feel like a slack slightly on what I post, but I generally like all of the photos this week.
First is of a beautiful morning in Yosemite Valley. We had to come back a second day to capture this, and it was entertaining behind the camera. If you missed it, you can read that photostory here.
Going on a photo trip can be a very interesting experience. You travel with like-minded individuals who similarly want to stop around every corner to snap a few shots. Waking up at ungodly hours to catch sunrise is a no-brainer, and no one thinks twice about a trunk loaded with more gear than clothing.