I’ve been contemplating a speech I heard recently by Jim Carrey, if you haven’t already seen it, it was exactly what you’d expect from him, but a whole lot more.
“Now fear is going to be a player in your life but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imaging ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future. But all there will ever be is what is happening here and the decision we make in this moment…” ~
*Fading Away – Mt Redoubt // Kenai Peninsula*
Every once in a long while, everything seems to work out. The stars align and you’re in exactly the right place, the right time, with the right resources. Take the time to enjoy those moments.
All you have to do is commit your entire life to something, which will result in one of two outcomes. Either you will succeed, or you will die trying, which is in and of itself it’s own form of success. ~ Caset Neistat
*Down the Road – Northern Illinois // Cherry Valley *
Why does wandering off into the sunset have to have such an allure?…
Last weekend Britta Emily and I went to Cannon Beach again, in search of Puffins. We managed a sighting, but I definitely realized that we’re going to need to go a little further for closer contact. Alaska or Iceland? Don’t mind if I do.
*The Waves Came In – Haystack Rock // Cannon Beach, Oregon*
It’s amazing the number of ways to try and display this beautiful place. It’s also pretty nice to be an hour drive away.
Next month, I’ll be joining Dave Taylor (David Ryan Taylor Photography) for another adventure, full of mosquitoes and Lupines! We had a great couple of days shooting together in Anchorage, and it’s been great getting to know him and his wife.
*In the Distance – Denali National Park // Alaska Range*
Words find no way to express the magnitude of a mountain range like the Alaska Range. It’s beyond anything I’ve seen before, and last night I was lucky enough to have had the pleasure to take a flight loop around Mount McKinley (also known as Denali). Seeing a 20,000 foot high mountain from 23,000 feet brought even another perspective to the extreme challenge that it would be to climb. Maybe one day… 😛
This is a whole new ballgame for me. They are surprisingly challenging and interesting to try to capture in an image. I’ll keep practicing though, don’t worry 🙂
*In Bloom – Horsethief Butte // Washington*
Just getting in to the swing of this wildflower thing, but it’s been pretty fun getting to know all the different finds you’ll come across in the gorge, from raging waterfalls to delicate flowers, all with the Columbia River and majestic Mt. Hood in the distance.