I am always left in awe whenever i head in to the cascade mountains to shoot these magnificent landscapes. after sitting in the cold for about half an hour or so i was able to capture mount shuksan in all if it’s glory under the night sky!
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that's one of my favorite emotions to capture during a wedding or elopement or really just in humans in general. i love photographing people in moments of true joy, where they forget about the camera or at least just don't care about it (which can take some work, and that is part of my job no matter how camera shy someone might start out feeling). i want to leave room during portraits for fun and joy to be part of the whole experience. frolic through a field, laugh together, or like the photos @evan.explore captured at the end here- take a shot with all your friends (if you're sober there are plenty of other options too). whatever brings you joy should also be part of your day and experience. it's a celebration. .
A lot more pnw in our summer schedule this year. and that isn't by accident. we'll be out here with moonbeam this summer soaking up the cooler weather, inevitable rain, and beautiful wildflowers.
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“everyday is a new beginning, take a deep breath and start again.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
with record breaking rain and snowfall in many areas of washington, the dark gray skies can make you feel downright gloomy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
is it too early to be thinking about spring and all the colors that will start to wash away the gray? what are some spring time activities you are looking forward to?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Still reminiscing about our winter climb of eldorado a few years ago. .
here is zach on the summit. the summit of eldorado is well known in the cascades for its knife edge finish. basically the top of the mountain is a giant whale's back with a drop off on either side. .
in the winter, this changes a bit because of the snow accumulation. when we were there, a giant cornice had formed and we had to place protection to climb up the opposite side.
that's what is so great about climbing mountains. it's never the same climb twice. different challenges, different obstacles, different views.
Almost 40 years after the deadliest volcanic event in us history, mount st. helens and the surrounding area are still recovering🌋 •
prior to the eruption, an earthquake below the mountain triggered the largest landslide in history as the north slope of the volcano collapsed and advanced over the landscape at over 100 mph. without the weight of the mountain resisting pressure from the gases below, the volcano exploded with a force 500 times greater than the atomic bomb dropped on hiroshima, leveling everything for an 8 mile radius.|
today, trees can still be seen scattered across the landscape and blasted into the sides of hills.|
below are the settings used for this image. they are only meant as a guide as each scene will be different.|
camera - nikon d500
focal length- 20mm/30mm
aperture - f5.6
iso - 100
exposure - 1/250
date - 2019/09/14
time - 16:50
The legendary banked slalom is about friends, among other things. i shot some smiling faces at lbs34. @colbias_funke edited them up into a slideshow for the @thesnowboardersjournal microsite, which is basically a digital magazine from @therealmtbakerskiarea's greatest gathering. hit it now at the link in bio to read on. (also, if i didn't tag you, i still love you. tags max out at 20.)
just over 2 years ago, zach and i climbed el dorado, a classic of the north cascades. it was our first big-ish mountain together but we had both climbed it previously before. .
we planned it as a valentine's day trip but ended up going a week early because we had a perfect weather window. which, if you live in washington, you know you can't pass up.
everything about the climb was perfect. we had the entire mountain to ourselves and there wasn't a cloud in sight the entire time. .
here is a picture of me getting close to the summit, dressed as a giant blue marshmallow.
@johnathan.lessing 's #highalpineadventure kit. nice work keeping it to just what you need.
minimizing weight where you can without sacrificing your hands or feet means maximized potential.
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Nw washington wolverine passing across my camera. about as rare as it comes for trail camera photos around here. i had heard rumors we had an occasional wolverine and was privileged enough to document one.
Low levels of snow in the cascade foothills this year, but still gorgeous! tried two new sports, both were too fun for words… f*t tire biking in the snow and luging! 😊 thank you @methow_trails for making such an amazing winter playground!
John scurlock spent nine years flying throughout washington state's north cascade range during the winter seasons in a home-built airplane, capturing the beauty of a place few have seen. this big, beautiful book is the breathtaking result. first edition, signed by the autho r/photographer; 2011; hardcover, 192 pages: $97 (shipping available) “the north cascades are 11,000 square miles of nearly impenetrable mountains. they are america s last redoubt of true adventure. cut with few roads and even fewer towns, and guarded by 700 glaciers and horrendous weather, the rugged north cascades remain relatively unknown to most climbers. in winter, when the range is buried beneath up to 50 feet of snow, it is seen by even fewer still. here, in this remarkable book of aerial photographs, john scurlock conveys the majesty and mystery of this incredible range that for the rest of us would otherwise go as unseen as the dark side of the moon.” – duane raleigh, publisher and editor in chief of rock and ice magazine, carbondale, co
There’s not a cloud in the sky this morning so naturally i get to spend the day in an office. so here’s a marmot enjoying the summer sun and chomping on some wildflowers.
Never, not once in my childhood, did an adult inform me that throwing bombs at snow from a helicopter was a viable career option. for this my generation will destroy the paper napkins, fine china sets and fast casual dining that you have held so dear.
We feel happier since we started improving our sustainability! 😄
not like we weren’t happy before we started the significant improvements, but living a more sustainable life definitely makes us even more happy 😊 ☀️
i think it’s a combination of several things. we eat healthier food and that makes both our body and mind feel better. we’re wasting less food and things and that makes us feel proud. we eat out less and cook more foods from scratch and that makes us feel satisfied. most importantly, we feel happier because we know we make a positive contribution for a better world 🌎 ☀️
we love the outdoors, so it’s such a great feeling to have knowing that we are taking concrete actions to protect them.
we’re not even close from being perfect, but we believe that every little things count and they matter. even if there’s *only* one of you who started improving sustainability after following our journey, that’s a win.
what’s the most recent win you have on your sustainability journey?
one of them would be making homemade vegan tortilla from scratch for me! 😋
📸: one of the toughest & most beautiful solo hikes i’ve ever done!
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