I think that we are a collection of places, people and things we have seen. They become apart of us, integrated into every facet of your body, mind and spirit.
This world has unlimited possibilities. Its like a big blank puzzle, and you get to shape and create the pieces as you walk on this planet. Absorbing the space around you, and feel the immense beauty of it all.
We have busy lives, we never stop moving, talking,and walking. We are always in motion, and it’s hard to slow down. (At least for me, let's be honest) For me photography has a way of filtering those moments, allowing me to focus on what’s important and distilling what’s not.
Before I pick up my camera, the world seems two dimensional. But when I look through the camera, I feel the world opening up. I start to see things in more detail, the world has more depth. I feel emerged in the moment, and nothing else has my attention. There’s nothing to procrastinate, you just embrace that moment.
It's those moments that make you say “oh whoa, would you look at that!” Those are the moment and images that I take with me, for the rest of my life. When was the last time you had an “oh whoa, what you look at that" moment?
When I look at this image, I can still feel the waterfall kissing me on my face. The cool breeze and the temperature change from when I stood the sun then to the shade. This is one of my favorite places to visit on this planet (I have many!) This image was taken June 2016, during a photography workshop with Ed Heaton and Zach Heaton.