The first 24 hours of our grand adventure north was a tale of trains, planes, and automobiles. So much distance to travel to reach the beautiful Alaskan wilderness!
The Great American Eclipse was witnessed by millions of people across the country. This was the first I had seen, so I was excited. This is my story.
Alright.. So I know everyone’s anxious for my Alaska posts, and I even had something else originally planned for this week, but with all the excitement of this life-changing event, I had to interject an extra story.
This is just a preview, as I’m still working on the photos, but I’ll have the rest next week. Follow my blog for all the latest!
Anticipation for the solar eclipse has been brewing for months, and “totality” invokes a very clear image in everyone’s minds. For any living in the States, it’s meant booking hotels and campsites for exorbitant amounts, scrambling to secure legitimate solar glasses when half those sold were recalled a week prior, and selecting the best viewing spots.
Nowadays, most of the best cool spots are overrun with people wanting to see such locations firsthand. With the prevalence of the internet, once secret or obscure places can be broadcast to millions of people within an instant – complete with GPS coordinates.
I do whatever I can to avoid crowds, and it’s sad to see some of my favorite spots reduced to a mere tourist attraction. Therefore, I have decided to make an effort to not disclose the precise location of all of my photos anymore, instead sharing only the beauty therein.
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.