when i spoke in front of oneonta high school last week, one of the things i talked about is how it’s so important to be willing to take leaps and risks in life.
“willing” doesn’t mean that you’re not afraid to do something—it just means that you don’t let that fear stop you.
if you keep waiting until you’re 100% ready to do something, you’ll never do it. at some point, you have to have faith that things will work out by following and doing what you feel drawn to.
all of my most rewarding experiences—commercial fishing in alaska, summiting big mountains, this summer’s road trip—have come after a little bit of “this makes me sort of nervous, but s***w it—i’m going for it anyway.”
good things definitely happen when you act in courage and faith.
photo: glacier national park, montana
milky way rising over mt. renynolds at logan pass in glacier national park.
the culmination of all my night photography practice leading up to my family vacation brought me to logan pass on the first night inside gnp. having driven through logan pass earlier in the day i could barely control my excitement driving back here in the dark knowing i had perfect conditions for astrophotography.
i initial had plans to hike into hidden lake but as it was getting dark and the snow was really more ice than snow, and i forgot my microspikes🤦♂️, so i decided to simply shoot standing on the path looking up at mt. renynolds. for my first night in glacier i was beyond content with this view! the meadow in the foreground was full of yellow glacier lily flowers in full bloom and the snowy accent on the mountain was a nice touch to this scene.
i absolutely fell in love with glacier national park and highly recommend it to everyone. from bears, and goats to lakes and waterfalls and endless views this place has it all! can't wait to go back in 2020!
love where you live and explore! 🤗
📷: canon 5dmiv with the sigma art 24mm f/1.8
tripod: induro clt203/bhm2s
multiple shots blended for focus and to reduce noise
foreground: 1 shot @ f/2.0, 8secs, 24mm iso3200 at blue hour
stars: 10 shots stacked @ f/1.8, 10secs, 24mm, iso 5000
all images taken in raw and processed in lr/ps