I took a working vacation into the wilderness. It was a volunteer cooking gig, actually, but this post is not about food.
It is a little photographic tour of some other things that sustain us–in more subtle ways.
Unprocessed natural habitats.
Quiet cathedrals of trees.
The sounds of running water.
The beauty in subtlety.
I hope you’re getting to great places and finding some parcel of peace and happiness this summer!
Photography notes: I brought a brand-new Nikon 7100 and zoom lens into the wilderness with me, but I never took it out of the bag. I was simply too engaged in the outdoor world and in the here and now and letting my thoughts wander to focus on any task. Even the very important one of bettering my photography skills and majorly enhancing the images on this blog.
On my 8-mile hike back to the trail head, I suddenly wanted to try to capture the beauty of the woods, and so I snapped photos all along the way on my iPhone. Then, when I got back I finally upped my game by downloading Lightroom to edit them. So while I did not do my “homework” that week, I’m happy that at last I have all the tools I need to make a big difference and become a bonafide photographer