“I don’t travel to see different things… I travel to see things differently.”
Hiking our public lands has been my passion for a solid decade now. These days, I haul around a camera backpack with me as I hike in hopes of bottling up some of that beauty of our wonderful planet.
“Chasing the light” is the expression used in landscape photography. The thrill of this chase is addictive. Chasing that ever elusive light is the game. A game that provides challenges on so many levels. The chase gets me of my comfort zone, pushes my physical limits, and awakens my soul!
Reading, planning, packing, flying, driving, hiking, camping, frozen fingers, freeze dried food, new friends, quiet nights, incredible sights… It is not simply the picture itself… but everything leading up to the photograph that I truly enjoy the most!
Do I always capture a sweet shot when the sun first breaks the horizon? Good light is a rare gem. It can take repeated attempts to capture. Even if I did manage to capture some nice light on a given hike… a photo wouldn’t capture what I enjoy the most… which is the anticipation of that moment when you finally get to where you’re going and it is looking even better than you could have imagined!