Timpanogos was dressed in sparkly white, dancing in the moonlight as the planets and stars came out to join in the celebration. Happy holidays, everyone!
Reflection Canyon... quando per la prima volta chiesi ad un amico di chiamare i soccorsi se non mi fossi messo in contatto con lui entro 24h!
Situato in una zona estremamente remota dello Utah sono 15 i chilometri da fare a piedi per raggiungerlo, attraverso un deserto arido ed incredibilmente ostile... senza un percorso da poter seguire... ma con solo la possibilità di usare un gps per poterti orientare... 40c e nessun posto dove potersi riparare dal sole...
Quando ti trovi solo in certe situazioni le emozioni sono fortissime e sei costantemente in uno stato di ansia/eccitamento!
Decisi di dormire lì per poter vedere sia il tramonto che l’alba, per farlo mi ero comprato una tenda da bambino nella quale scoprii che disteso completamente non ci stavo 😅, infatti dormii con i piedi fuori dalla tenda pregando che di notte qualche scorpione non decidesse di farsi qualche arrampicata!
Al rientro ho pensato non ce l’avrei fatta, questo perché in qualche modo sottovalutai l’escursione e portai con me ‘solo’ 4 litri di acqua... c’era così caldo ed il tutto era così difficile che a 6 km dalla fine me ne rimase solo mezzo litro, iniziai ad essere talmente disidratato ed indebolito che pensavo sarei crollato a terra da un momento all’altro, ma per fortuna riuscii a raggiungere la macchina!
In qualche modo mi preparai 2 litri di acqua con il Gatorade in polvere e mi sdraiai per terra di fianco alla macchina, mi ci vollero 2-3 ore per riprendere un po’ di forze e mettermi alla guida!
Questa è stata sicuramente una delle situazioni più difficili in cui mi sia mai trovato e mi ha insegnato tanto, soprattutto che non si è mai preparati abbastanza!
Me è anche una delle memorie di viaggio più belle che ho ed una delle avventure che abbia completato di cui son più orgoglioso!
This is a scene I found while revisiting a favorite spot that I photographed in years past. Little did I know as I sat there with my camera precariously perched on a steep ledge that @tonysantophotography would photograph the exact same composition within a day of me! Neither of us saw the other’s photograph while we were there, but we figured it out afterwards on our phones. Small world!
This was a favorite composition from the trip. I like the gradient between the yellows and oranges and the way the two trees seem to fuse together. The boulders at the base of the trees make for a nice grounded foreground, and the pine in the background frames the two colorful trees nicely.
I made multiple exposures of this scene on different cameras, as well as several other compositions in this area. It’s amazing how many different compositions you can find in the same place simply by revisiting it with fresh eyes time and again. There really is something to be said for getting to know a place!
Coming to town this holiday season? ☃️
Step back in time and take a horse 🐴 drawn sleigh to get your Christmas Tree.
The Bailey clan has created a tradition that keeps our guests coming back! We have the decorations or even ship yours in🌲
Ain’t that just peachy - the final draft of @thedustmag Issue IX is being printed right now! 🍑 If you haven’t already, subscribe to receive a copy delivered straight to your door. .
Photo by @followthedust of @hswoodspine
In high school my English teacher insisted we memorize a poem a month. A few have never left my mind. While I don’t think about them often, it’s amazing how little it can take for me to instantly recall every word. (Also, yes, I’m from New England so they were all Robert Frost poems)
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
— Robert Frost
I don’t think there’s anything I love more in nature than big, snow-covered conifers. It truly feeds my soul to be in the forest after a snowstorm. Such utter peace and beauty. We ended this day at golden-hour and came upon this scene just as the light was hitting the peaks. Thanks to the couple below who snowshoed into the frame at the right moment. Can you see them? It was dark and cold hiking back, but so worth it. Days like this remind me that I need so little to be happy ❄️💙❄️. Nikon D750 and @tamronusa 24-70mm F 2.8 G2.
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Another of Park City's majestic old buildings - the High West Saloon located in the historic 'National Garage' building.
The layers of paint from several re-painted signs is visible on the building's front following a fire across the street in 1981.
Maybe a little late in life for this lesson but I just learned that the right side of your body is your masculine side and the left is your feminine side.
I’m trying to pay more attention to my body since I started yoga again, but a very random thought just popped into my head - I know a lot of us have a “good” side and I wonder... I know it’s partially vanity because we just think we look better from a certain angle, but does that reflect on which energy we carry and identity with more?
Never take your significant other for granted. They will always be the first one to pick you up when needed, and go out of their way for you whenever you mention the terrible day you’ve had. I know I’m guilty at not showing enough appreciation for mine, but I feel soooo extremely lucky every single day. Sometimes, it is just way too easy to let your own stress and emotions take over. So, here’s a reminder to let everyone you appreciate know it. I’m not just talking about a significant other. I’m talking about friends, family, or the nice employee that takes your order every day. When will we stop worrying about being too emotional, and proudly show people how much we care about them? So. To start off.. @calebhowe12 I LOVE YOU
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Sitting in subway and I hear this old lady ordering with her husband and she says “I’m not ordering shit” I’m sitting by myself in the corner and bust up laughing. But at the exact time he says “well I don’t want chips either” and I realize she said chips and not shit and I’m sitting here looking like a creeper for listening and laughing but luckily my phone lit up and so now no one knows what’s going on 😬😅
Do you struggle with indecisiveness? I feel like I go through these phases that last a few weeks where pretty simple choices seem SO difficult. Like right now 🙃 Maybe it’s the new season that we are in, or maybe I’m going crazy. WHO KNOWS! If this sounds like you, pretty please drop a comment with how you deal with this. :)
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In preparation for Christmas break, this is a reminder that as of January 1, 2020 (coming quick!), all of my photographs will be increasing in price! DM if you have any questions or see something you like on the website (see bio). Only two weeks until Christmas and only three until 2020!
Today's favorite image was an exercise in not giving up on an idea.
I have been to Eye of the Whale Arch three times this week and while every opportunity to visit this out-of-the-way, four-wheel-Jeep-only accessible natural wonder is an adventure, I had yet to capture it with the "feeling" of the place. My solo trip out there had boring light, The trip with Wayne and Anny had a dark lightning storm, and while I got a decent shot...I didn't get a shot that made me feel like that place makes me feel.
Today, my pal Gary Connors joined me to gamble on chasing this sundown shot, even though we knew we were passing up a "sure thing" moonrise-through-the-arch" shot on the other side of the park.
Well....our gamble paid off, the sun set right through this massive orange stone archway. Has I tried this a few weeks earlier or later, the sun would have been in the wrong place. It was the perfect spot and I caught the photograph I've been chasing for a week.
I’m a December baby ❄️💙 🎉
For blah-ty blah years now, I’ve been receiving, “This is your birthday/Christmas, present.” 😆
Who can relate? 🎂🎄🎁 = 😐
I remember standing here, staring at this arch‘s grandeur as the sun fell behind the red rocks. It was absolutely breathtaking, and a moment I’ll never forgot sharing with friends before we hiked back in the dark with our headlamps.