Starting the first of the year my family and I will be participating in the 52 Hike Challenge. We already try to have a weekly adventure day but with the weather getting colder they will slowly stop as we bug in for the winter. I really like the idea of a challenge that will help push us through the cold parts of the season. I think it will be a good life lesson for the kids. Sometimes you have to push forward even when you don’t feel like it.
Without a hawk to hunt, I haven’t spent much time in the woods this fall except for our adventure days. Yesterday, I decided I had to get out on a trail somewhere, anywhere. It was like my mind needed to reconnect and recharge. I only hiked about 7 miles in total but I got to see a waterfall and hiked to the top of a rock formation called the King and Queen seat.
My favorite part of the day was meeting a couple from New Zealand and sitting with them on top of a rock and listening to their adventures and sharing some of their dark chocolate hot coco. After about 40 minutes we said farewell and they were off for their next adventure.
I wish I would of taken more pictures but oh well, there’s always next week.
I love the movie Horton hears a who. The idea of a microcosm living in a subatomic world. It’s made me dream about our earth and solar system existing on something like a ball of lint.
Maybe that’s why I love macro photography. It allows me to see something in a different way then I’m used to.
If you have a camera phone get something like an ollo clip and zoom into the unseen worlds of macro.
When the boss man says you have to use your vacation time. Use it, or lose it.
Part of the problem is I love to work! I’m professionally a web and graphic designer for an educational company. I find a lot of love for the projects I work on, so typically at the end of the year I have amassed a chink of time that needs to be spent by January 1, or else I will lose it. So this week I’m off. Because my wife is working and the kids are in school I am totally free for 8 hours. 🎉🎉
Yesterday I wanted to go out and art something but the winds and cold temperatures kept me in the house. However today, the winds are gone and its adventure time.
While I’m not sure what exactly I will be doing. I know it does involve the following:
- 🏋🏻♀️ working out
- ☕️ having an overpriced coffee somewhere
- 🚿 showering
- 📷 taking pictures
So I guess it’s time to carpe denim (seize the jeans) and get to it. 🙂 Maybe I will visit this spot again. Until later, Stay Random. : )
For the longest time I only uploaded black and white images to my Instagram account. I have a deep love for monochromatic images that started when I rolled my film and developed my pictures in a small dark room.
One major reason I love to capture black and white is it allows me to just focus on the subject I am trying to convey. I also find it easier to focus on balance, contrast, textures and emotion.
I love color 🏳️🌈 as well. More and more I find myself keeping my images chromatic and at times even dipping my big toe in the ocean of HDR, for images that are rich with saturation. Maybe one day my gallery will be mostly color. 🙂 Until then, I hope you like some of my iPhoneography using black and white.