barcelona, 2019: the shot
this photo was a big part of the reason why i went to barcelona in the first place. after hiking for an hour and a half at 7am in the midst of a spanish winter, i made my way to the ‘bunker del carmel’ - supposedly the best view of the city.
i had a very specific photo in mind, i’m sure you’ve seen it 100 times over but i felt like i needed it in my photobank. here was my best attempt at getting the shot! swipe to see the full image!
note: the image is cropped drastically for instagram, the original is far wider, higher res and 4:3*
When your pants match the crag and your shirt matches the sky.
Tonto National Forest, Arizona, January 2019
7 816 hours ago
Let's talk about hiking ⛰ !⠀
It's so, so important to go at your own pace 🚶🏽♀️. I was the slowest on Mount Fuji 🗻 but that didn't mean I couldn't finish the hike.⠀
Everyone has a different optimal speed and it's important to focus on your own pace⠀
La twin snapped this exhausted pic of me as I stagger up 😂- but I was the fastest going down!⠀
20 2376 hours ago
It seems all my recent photos contain my girls, one or another. 🙄
Working half days gives me SO much time to spend with them. So I apologize (but if you dont like dog pics, you are probably following the wrong person).
So here is a photo of Crowsnest Mtn while I was exploring Sentry with them..🤣
"We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies." 🦋
Getting sharp focus on a tiny creature that barely settles without a macro lens is a real challenge. I am literally lying down on the floor for 10 minutes trying to capture the right moment. Definitely not the best result but still glad how it turned out.
P.S. Actually I am not sure if that's a butterfly or not, please educate me. 😂
Week 4 #trailaweekchallenge
Pu'upiei Trail. 1,790 feet climb for some mixed trailrun and power hike action. Humility 101: Go up this trail and summit... another friendly reminder that the mountain owns me and I am a humble guest trespassing on its sacred and powerful slopes. I benefited from the rope that a kind soul fastened to the rocks and roots on the latter 3/4 of the trail near the top of the peak. It was super wet, slippery and straight up, so the rope was helpful when the roots and rocks proved to be unstable and unreliable hand and foot holds. Like other hikes in this area, the ridgeline led to some incredible coastal and mountain views. Again, not for those who dread heights and steep slopes. 😨 There were a ton of tree blowdowns that required some careful navigating. Towards the top, it was a lot of bushwaking as the trail was extremely overgrown (didn't see a soul up there, like several trails I did this trip ☝️). Bad call for me to wear shorts on this one...the red fire ants and hala tree leaves had a good time roughing up my legs. Nothing that a dip in the salty sea can't fix, though! Loved this trail!
The best part about being a photographer is getting to experience wild adventures with the couples I work with. ••••
What you don’t know is, after we shot this amazing view, we had to hike back to our car in the pitch dark of night. Not only did we get lost, but the trail we were supposed to be on randomly disappeared and stopped guiding us to the right marker. ••••
We can all laugh about it now, but at the moment my assistant and I were shook. Yet, these are the moments that made my job worth it. I freaking love my job guys. I’m so ready for the next months of adventure I’m going to experience ✊🏽
Today’s views. 💚
Much needed outdoor therapy after a very long and stressful week. This little hike kicked my bum, but still helped me feel refreshed. Nature is truly the best medicine.
What do you do to relax and refresh?
Snowstorm necessities: carhartt socks, leggings, hubby's sweatshirt & all the coffee ☕❤ This is one of four paintings that will be a series of forest animal mama & babies 😍 what animals do you think the other three will be? 👇