Back from a great weekend of giving thanks for all we've been given. Here's a shot taken on a hike after our post-Thanksgiving meal. We didn't get much rain but it made for a dramatic sunset.
I stumbled across this photo looking back over old photos and I was astonished I hadn't done anything with this shot. I took this about a year and half ago up in the White Mountains during a summer thunderstorm. You will recognize this tree from another photo a took about 7 month ago.
Nine years ago this month I met the love of my life, though I didn't know it at the time. We met at work, and got to know each other carpooling to work and my life has never been the same. Seven and half years of marriage, 3 kids, and countless adventures and I have cherished every moment with Heidi.
Two weeks ago our lives had a very shocking bump in the road. Heidi was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer that has come on very quickly, and life has been a blur ever since. Today she scheduled surgery and the start of her cancer treatment. It's beatable and curable, but we know we have a long road ahead of us. I couldn't be more proud of her and the courage she has shown in the midst of some very tough and painful decisions. We know God is sovereign in this and everything as we pray for His healing hand on Heidi.
If you wish to read more about her journey through cancer treatment visit her blog:
While on my backpack in the Evolution Valley last month I tried my hand at shooting some time lapses. Above is one of them, taken at Colby Meadow. It's comprised of a shot every 30 seconds which ended up being a bit fast, but I learned a lot and I am eager to try it again.
You will notice at the end of the video smoke from the Rim Fire all the way up in Yosemite creeped into the valley. I was hoping it would make a dramatic sunset, but it wasn't to be the smoke just made the air murky and gloomy.
Over the Labor Day weekend my brothers and I went on a 5-Day 37 mile backpack in the Eastern Sierras that went through the Evolution Valley in the middle of the John Muir Trail. Here are the first few shots from that trip. I will add more photos as the week progesses.
10 years ago this month I made the switch from film to digital when I took a massive 3 megapixel Kodak camera on my trip to Great Britain, and I never looked back. This was taken at Stirling Castle in Scotland.
Photo collage experiment to accentuate the contorted and twisted look of these unique ancient trees.
A little over 2 months after the Springs fire ripped through the Santa Monica Mountains my brothers and I went on a hike from Sycamore Canyon up to Sandstone Peak.