Go out into the wilderness alone.
The potential for self growth is enormous, and pushing through your comfort zone is guaranteed to result in greater self-esteem and resilience.
Your perceptions will become heightened, making you far more aware of your surroundings and experiences while opening yourself up to more chance encounters.
Spending time alone allows for self reflection. Getting used to your own company will alter your perspective on what’s most important to you while offering clarity of mind.
Establish your independence.
Mark your calendars! In a few short months Yosemite’s most amazing spectacle #Firefall
will only be experienced from Mid to late February. The phenomenon occurs when the setting sun hits Horsetail Fall at exactly the right angle and weather conditions ☀️ ⠀
Tag a friend you want to experience this with! 😍
Video by @markian.b
What is your favorite music to listen to while driving through a snowy forest? ❄️🌲
What’s that one song (Or maybe artist??) that you keep coming back to and playing over and over and over again? Like it’s just so good that you can’t stop listening to it - so good that you may have to physically fight someone if they tell you to turn it off?? 😂🎶
Acadia National Park
Chaos of the mountains. Where subjective imagination becomes objective reality, animated only through our own interactions. In other words, it's nice and cozy looking at these images from the screen of my phone, but out there exists a place I've never touched, a mountain I've never seen, and a low lying fog sensually billowing through a snowy forest.
I suppose they are right when they say not all nights are created equal... I'm still not sure who "they" are though... Do you know?
the best part about blue hour has to be the chance to see a tiny crescent moon.
Just laying in the snow to cool off ✌🏼
Beauty is where you find it ... it is easy to find in Glacier National Park.I got this shot with my @platypodtripods
The cosmic ripples of the #NorthernLights
dance across the night sky at #PicturedRocks
National Lakeshore in #Michigan
. The science behind this amazing show is well known, but as you lay under the stars, bundled in your sleeping bag, it’s often fun to let your imagination run wild. You can spot shapes in the waves or name the colors you see. It's another amazing experience on your public lands. Photo @picturedrocksnps
by Kent Miller, #NationalPark
Service. #FindYourPark #travel #usinterior
Live your life like a movie, all filmed in one take. When the going gets tough, know that redemption remains. When you see action, chase it.
Be a character, but don’t stay in character, or be just any character. Be the main character, in a movie you’d want to watch.
Above all else, always roll with the punches.
In this vein, the Roman Emperor Augustus asked his friends, “Did I play my role well in the comedy of life?” At some point, the Roman Emperor will be us, and we will be the Roman Emperor. For life is a comedy, and we play the role that we dream.
Vivamus, moriendum est
views like this make a happy li(fe)
The sky lit up this morning above the Wasatch.. It always sets my day up right when I stand and watch the dawn light glow. Food for the soul.
“A down low perspective of waves crashing and an approaching storm in Glacier NP. We visited Glacier twice on our road trip; once before heading to Canada, and once on the way back. Not enough time! I hear the backcountry calling, and hope to head back next year for some extended stays in the more remote areas of the park” #slowphotographymovement
Image and Words: @maxfosterphotography
Location: Glacier National Park
Image Selected By: @ernesto_ruiz_photography
First light of the day hits the Court of the Patriarchs. It’s so tough to get up in the middle of the night to make it out to catch a sunrise, but it’s almost always worth it, and the tribunal had no choice but to find me “Not Guilty” of Sloth (with intent)... so I feel pretty good about that. 😉
Imogene Green MacPherson first homesteaded [a] site in Moraine Park in 1903, naming the land "Hillcrest". In 1905, newly married, she expanded with a lodge, dining hall, stable and some cabins for guests. Paying guest began to arrive in 1910. Mrs. MacPherson continued to operate the resort after the death of her husband in 1919, and was involved in the campaign for the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park. After her death in 1928, her family continued to run the lodge until its purchase by the Park Service. [wikipedia] 📍: Rocky Mountain National Park
📅 : December 2018 ......
📷: Olympus OMD EM1mII
🔍: Olympus 17mm 1.2pro
🎞: ISO 400 / f/11/ 4sec
#IBrakeForBrownSigns #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #getolympus
“Onward, toward summer, 2017” // Mount Rainier National Park
pinkpointing on The Dihedral in the Narrows! Everyone who’s psyched should learn how to trad climb. There’s nothing better!
Flagstaff Winters. My little dog sure does love the snow
Glacier National Park, MT
Mirkwood was a dense and heavy woodland that made up much of the eastern portion of Rhovanion or the Wilderland, that maintained its borders and relative shape for many ages. Mirkwood's climate was relatively mild. Except for ways through the thickets of the forest, there were very few commonly used routes through Mirkwood save the Old Forest Road and the Forest Path. Mirkwood was approximately 600 miles long from north to south and 250 miles across from west to east at its width. During the events of The Hobbit it was home to giant spiders, and the kingdom of King Thranduil and his woodland elves; The Woodmen of Mirkwood also inhabited a small part of the forest.
Mirkwood dates back to the earliest days of Middle-earth. The Elves passed through it on their Great Journey from Cuiviénen into the Far West - it was where they made their first long stop before continuing onward. Thereafter, Mirkwood was the dwelling of the Wood-elves (the Nandor, elves descending from the wandering Teleri elf Lenwë) for many thousands of years. (http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Mirkwood Don’t click on it! May not be secure)
Are you still with me? All of the above was me trying to understand what Mirkwood is. Another caption for an image chosen by Miss @anikarajesh.
But this scene in Washington’s Quinault Rainforest does match what Mirkwood might have been.
Sigma ART 12-24 f/4 with MC-11 Adapter
ISO 100, 12mm 2.5s at f/22. ------------
Smoking the greens to get rid of the blues 😴🛸