One of my new favorite shooting locations literally a stones throw from the border of Mexico. For perspective, the smoke is on the Mexico side. My house and my children’s schools are about three miles from here. This is border living, peaceful and beautiful.
That #Friyay feeling...😃🍦And just as we’re about to make it to the end of this week, we’re about to hit 1k followers on IG @chickfilacamelback !! Thanks to each of you for joining us on this adventure! 🎉💕 Happy (almost) weekend, everybody!!
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Fun fact: Arizona has almost double the amount of wilderness area as the entire Midwest. 📸: @alexagripp
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It's a slot canyon kinda Friday. I feel like there is that light at the end of the tunnel. With so much going on I just need some time to relax and decompress. Sometimes I feel like all the walls just keep caving in giving me no breathing room. I'm just glad I'm not claustrophobic, cause these canyons would eat me up and spit me out easily. Believe it or not, this scene is looking almost straight up. Most people tend to shoot wide in these canyons, I wanted to challenge myself so I used my #canonusa 70-200 on my 5dmkiv. Because of that I had to focus stack many of these images which is something I'm not really big on, but do so when necessary. The way the light and shadows played here was one of the coolest scenes I've seen in a slot canyon. I spent a good chunk of time working different focal lengths as the light moved across the canyon. Anyways, I have this one and a bunch of other fun slot canyon photographs you can order as fine art prints on my website. Visit www.pjcphotography.com to browse my entire portfolio. #OurWild#prAna#coalatree
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Thank you, Lord for another year of life. I am truly grateful for your constant blessing when I dont deserve them, and forgiveness when all I do is complain. You are great, Lord and I will be forever unashamed of the Cross.
“The Grand Canyon of the Colorado is a canyon composed of many canyons...In the Grand Canyon there are thousands of gorges like that below Niagara Falls, and there are a thousand Yosemites. Yet all these canyons unite to form one grand canyon, the most sublime spectacle on the earth.” -John Wesley Powell
first, huge thank you for all the supportive comments on my last post. i honestly wasnt begging for compliments. i was mostly thinking out loud. so many beautifully curated pages... and im posting a milkbath shot next to the Michelin man. but, i appreciate the encouragement to continue to post my heart. So.... here's what Penelope and i found last night. horrible night to shoot stars, very cloudy, very big moon. did that stop me, nope. basically, i had a willing companion, i wasnt going to waste a yes. played with iso and exposure to grab the crazy arms and use the clouds as a background. amazed how the cloud layer acted like a giant lightbox. learning everytime i pick up my camera. so...night shot, no stars, no moon... still a success?
I think lots of us humans grew up looking for images in the clouds at some point. Well that imagination stuck with me and I still find imaginary treasures here and there in more than cloudscapes. I was instantly drawn to this cute little imaginary mouse sitting inside a Saguaro cactus as soon as I saw it. The little treasures in life are so sweet and fun to stumble upon. All we need to do is look around to find hidden treasures placed everywhere by our Creator. The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become visible to us. Why do we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Is it because we see things so often, we see them less and less for what they truly are - treasures. Take time to stop and really look around you. There are so many hidden treasures in your life. Enjoy them. 🙌🏼
Despite the imperfections of this image, I don’t think I have ever had to suffer this much to get a shot. After 3 hours in sub freezing temperatures my sleeping back had a layer of ice on it and I couldn’t feel my face, and I’d do it over and over again 🙌🏻📸🌌
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It’s not snow or snowballs, it’s salt clusters. Shaped and formed by wind and water, pushing and rolling deposits together, and collecting minerals over time. What’s even more bizarre is walking out for miles in ankle deep water on top of and endless sheet of hardened salt, sometimes breaking through, exposing thick muddy clay. .
A friend learned the hard way about wearing proper footwear and had to take his shoes off, exposing his feet to the sharp, porous surface. By the end of shooting, he could hardly walk back to the truck. Feet all scraped and cut up. Talk about ‘salt in the wound’. Haha.