Walking on a foggy wonderland 🚶🏻♂️
Lovin the milkshakes at this adorable beach cafe I stumbled upon a few weeks ago at local hotspot, Stinson Beach. How could I not have known about it before?!
Who is going to the beach today?
Same place, same time. New sky, new day. ✨
Some flowers from the garden in La Quinta, Ca used to practice editing.
State Park, at the junction of N. Shore and Point Lobos trails, you’ll find this otherworldly palette sweeping to the ocean.
One of the reasons I requested a mid-July entry date in the Mount Whitney lottery was to shoot the Milky Way during a new moon. Although it didn’t quite work out to shoot on the Mount Whitney trail due to the Georges fire, @grace_abbott
and I found peace and solace camping at Summit Lake midweek. I set my alarm for midnight, and Grace and I crawled out of our tents to a balmy upper 50s and breezeless night. Walking down to the water’s edge, we were utterly transfixed watching the Milky Way rise over the southern sky. We spent about an hour enjoying the view!
Romance as far as the eye can see. Plan your big day aboard 🚢 bit.ly/QMwedding 📷: @danshalabyphoto
Summer Sunset from Capo Beach
Summer does have its perks.
Eastern Sierra Nevada: Lundy Canyon. Waterfalls, wildflowers, meadows, aspen groves, hardly any hikers - what’s not to like! It’s only a 5 mile O&B to the canyon head wall, but you can climb another 1,500 to Helen Lake if you can find the trail. And your not getting to the trail head in your Prius - you’ll need a high clearance vehicle for the dirt road in.
I almost didn’t grow up here.
Around the time I was 12, I remember thinking that I might have an easier time growing up if I got rid of the difficult parts of the past 8 years prior. The memories of rejection from my father. The fights he and my mom had while I waited to trick-or-treat but built a tower out of pumpkins on the kitchen instead because I didn’t want to think about the things happening right in front of me. That’s one of the only memories I have from those 8 years. For some reason, that one survived the massive purge I decided on when I wasn’t thinking about the future, the times I would wish I could remember where I started even if it hurt to watch again. Sure I can hear stories, but it’s not the same as having your own memories of your own beginning. Today I think that’s part of why I dedicate so much time to photography. I never want to lose any other experience. 8 years is a long time.
I am not being public with this for the audience, but for accountability.
Having others know your darker parts can make you feel less alone and might make someone else feel less lonely too.
is the first collection of journalistic photography (#therealexplorers
) I will be launching into as I start over trying to bring some life back into something I love, taking photos. If you care to join me in this month’s exploration, use the hashtag or dm me with an idea to explore a different concept.
#darkparts #therealexplorers #therealexplorersvolume1
“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” – Hugh Downs
Every travel is a new discovery. Same city. Surprising experience. Love the architecture and vibe in DTLA. Rooftops and speak easy make the atmosphere unique. Make sure to visit!
Save memories (and water).
Follow me to the end of the earth. A beautiful morning off the Northern Coast of California. Feels great to be back in my element 🌊 In Frame: @kaylamarieinc
We’ve been having some awesome sunsets lately in the Eastern Sierra thanks to some thunderstorms.