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You guys, you might have heard that we’re getting a bit of snow here in the Northeastern US. I read in the New York Times today about all the precautionary measures being taken in Manhattan. First of all, that the Times is reporting at length on weather before it happens is fairly significant. Furthermore, the article mentioned that emergency crews had filled 1,000 potholes. Let me say that agin. 1,000 potholes. Well, NOW we’re talking serious. That said, let me get on with things here before any thundersnow knocks me off the grid…


Shane Black shot this mesmerizingly gorgeous time lapse.
Adventure is Calling

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This summer, two friends and myself all left our comfortable jobs of six years to spend two months traveling across the country and teaching photography workshops along the way. We all felt that it was time to take a risk and get out of our comfort zones… adventure was calling us. It was a trip filled with endless hours cooped up in a van, exploring breathtaking landscapes, sharing stories and laughs, meeting some of the nicest people, making new friends, getting to meet old friends from around the country, and sharing our love of photography with others.

This trip was a constant test for me, as we had such short and limited time in nearly all of the spots we visited. In most cases, I’d have to hurry out of the van with all of my gear and find a decent composition in a very short amount of time as soon as we would arrive at the location. It was a constant race against the light.

During those 2 months, we traveled across 32 states , visited 13 national and state parks, and drove nearly 13,000 miles in a (somewhat) trusty old Dodge Caravan… with no cruise control. It was an adventure that gave us many memories that we will all hold onto for many years to come. I think that everybody needs to take a trip and have their eyes opened to just how beautiful this world is and how much is really out there.



Featured image is an aerial shot of Salt Flats byJulieanne Kost.


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