🙋♂️: Occasional Outside Goer 📍: Vancouver, BC 🇨🇦 💼: IATSE 891 stuff doer DM me about your super powers! 🦸♂️
🙋♂️: Occasional Outside Goer 📍: Vancouver, BC 🇨🇦 💼: IATSE 891 stuff doer DM me about your super powers! 🦸♂️
04/08/19 I’m going to be posting all kinds of edits from previous adventures in the coming days. Expect me to be keeping captions short and sweet. Not too much else to say other than I’d like to give a big round of applause to everyone doing their part right now. I expect every one of you to use this time to get those creative juices flowing!!! 🙏
Since We all all going to be stuck at home for next month or so, I expect to see a lot of spicy edits from all my beautiful photographer friends. This photo was taken at the top of glacial point a couple months ago when I drove down to California. I feel quite lucky to have gone to Yosemite when I did as I heard they closed the park down to the public. I have to say closing down the parks is a very good idea as: overcrowding + national parks = recipe for disaster. As difficult as it’s going to be I’m going to take a break from hiking for a bit. I encourage everyone to do the same as I don’t think it’s fair to everyone else if the select few have that privilege. I don’t want the actions of the few to ruin it for the masses.
Throw back to a few weeks ago when I ran into @mandasaks and @j .glins while climbing one of the local mountains. We ended up having quite an epic photoshoot while battling it out with the clouds. I had planned on shooting a sunset that day. Normally I tend to climb solo, as I find that most people tend to look at me weird when I talk about hiking back down in the snow at night. So as everyone has noticed we are going to be spending a lot more time inside than as per usual. Now as some of you have noticed, The local trails have been especially busy. As as a result a few have already completely closed down as a product of overcrowding… I expect more to fall into the same regulation as the days get nicer, more people will want to spend time outdoors. The mountains can only fit so many people on them at a time so expect the everyday trails to enforce some kind of new regulation soon. 🤷♂️ I think I might use that to my advantage as the more advanced trails are still covered in snow. This means that they will probably be not so busy, as most people don’t have the gear required to climb them. I guess we will see as everything changes. In the mean time hope everyone is taking care of themselves and those around them. 😊
So it’s a little later than when I normally post. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, Just about 3 weeks. If it was a little bit warmer here in BC this is probably what I’d be doing for #socialdistancing . Lately I’ve been doing the math on this whole situation we are all experiencing. I have a habit of planning things out from a numerical point of view, (Part of the reason I love planning for going in the outdoors ). From doing that, I think I in-turn overstressed myself out to the point of loosing motivation, realizing what was about to happen. I found I was stuck with this dilemma of whether or not I tell others and stress them out? Or do I not tell others and just watch everything accelerate at an almost unimaginable rate and hope that I was wrong. We are about to live in a very strange time for the next several months and even past that won’t be what we have in mind. All I’d like to ask everyone is to write down in a journal or something, as things are about to change very fast. I’d love to hear as many points of view as possible. The USA, Canada and most of the world is about 2-3 weeks away from witnessing the full force of what is to come. I’m very grateful to those who are taking this seriously and applaud everyone for fighting this together. I normally try to keep my captions focused on my pictures but I just can’t help to bring this up. Sorry for the long read but it clears my chest to write this down some where.
Black Tusk, hands down one of the coolest looking peaks that the west coast of British Columbia has to offer. Typically, whenever I drive too and from Whistler I Can’t stop myself from looking in awe. The Tusk is a stunning looking monument that you almost wonder how in the world it could be a force of nature. Anyways, this shot was taken a couple weeks ago when @jurgencrous and I decided to fly around Garibaldi area. Jurgen is an absolute god at predicting light, as we caught this moment right at the start of golden hour! Definitely putting this flight as one for the books. It’s always an absolute pleasure being in the mountains with him!
So this is a bit of a strange composition. It was the result of pulling over on a logging road while the sunlight just happened to be glowing from the perfect spot. I took this shot last summer but kinda ended up going into my stock photos folder. Anyways here it is seeing the light of day!!! 🤗
I’m not really used to shooting those warm pacific beaches! Normally when I shoot water with such a vibrant teal, it’s from all those glacial minerals being mixed with the fresh lake water. This was taken while I was on my way up through the Big Sur. I didn’t have too much of a planned other than just driving up and shooting what catches me eye. This definitely was what caught my eye. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a waterfall setup right on The beach. I stayed for a sunset but the sun/clouds didn’t want to cooperate very well. Anyways this is the shot I managed to get at the start of golden hour. Hope you like it!!! 🤗
So this is my take on a night time long exposure of half dome. I was lucky enough to be able to use a bit of the afterglow from the sun setting to make that warm illumination. The two most difficult things with shooting at night were the difficulties of autofocusing as it’s too dark for your camera to get an accurate reading. And also my hands were absolute freezing constantly adjusting settings while it was -10c or 14’F. I found I just had to take lots of sample shots just to get the focus as close as possible. Another thing with long exposure at night is that the longer your exposure, the more the stars move. They are pretty clear in this shot but in the ones I took at a higher f-stop with more exposure time you can really see the trails being left behind.
Here is a prime shot of Jacob overlooking Yosemite valley while climbing up to Glacial point. On the right you get a nice big view of El Capitan which is a 1000x bigger than you expect it to be in real life. We got pretty lucky with the lighting considering we started the hike a tad bit later than intended.
So almost a week ago @jurgencrous and myself went flying up in the mountains. Let’s just say that Jurgen is an absolute god at predicting lighting so we got some pretty crazy heaters from that day! The way the clouds and lighting were working with one another allowed us to see come pretty cool cloud inversions. This allowed the peaks of the mountains to stick through the clouds allowing for those cool areal shots you sometimes see. This was on our way through The Jervis Inlet which is absolutely full of no sign of civilization other than the odd logging road here and there. I’ve got a bunch of other shots to post from this trip. I’m in no rush to post them as I have a bad habit to really like to take my time editing 😅🤗 in the mean time hope everyone is taking advantage of this fine weekend!!!
There is something absolutely euphoric about waking up before sunrise just to climbing up a mountain and view the start of the day from there. This was taken almost a year ago when me and my buddy Diesel decided to wake up at 3am to try and catch a sunrise in Squamish. Right now the mountains have a bit too much snow still to safely climb them. I’m already sooo excited for spring as that is when things start becoming a bit more accessible again!
Been a little off the radar recently. Ive been putting most of my time and focus into planning to mod the Xterra to turn it into a full on off-roading rig!!!Currently I’m just at home sorting through my 4tb of photos trying to make it a little easier to sort through everything! 😅 Anyways this is Probably one of the wildest sunsets taken while overlooking the Tantalus range! It’s one of those cotton candy skies soo good you can almost taste it! 🍭 Hope everyone is doing well. Just saw Once upon a Time in Hollywood yesterday (yes I know I’m late to the game ) and was very impressed. If you haven’t already I’d highly recommend watching! 🤗
You can’t tell from this angle but I got absolutely soaked from the mist from the waterfall. S/O: @liammeasure for taking this killer Shot!!!🙏
Something about the textures of the granite mixed with the trees comes of for me as rather soothing. I have a huge appreciation for how nature just somehow finds it’s way. Just looking at some of the trees in the granite cracks, I marvel how they are able to preserve through it all.
While playing around in photoshop with some of the shots I got from San Francisco this happened; You know when you have multiple projects open (I Usualy have more tabs than Google Chrome will let you have open... 😅 ) and you throw the wrong file into the wrong project. That’s pretty much what happened. Normally I would have just immediately [CTRL+Z] and thought nothing of it. But in this case I was just hit with a big “WOW”. The Alabama hills + stars are a shot from hands down one of my favourite Astro/Landscape photographers @rachel_jones_ross . Rachel does some of the Best Astro photography I have ever seen. She has an absolutely amazing eye and even crazier editing style. I’ve only been shooting for a year or 2 now, so I still have much to learn from her. she does videos, blogs and has courses available explaining how she is able to acquire the shots that she gets. Anyways I kinda blew myself away with how this accidental composition turned out. Im Probably going to delete this later to keep up with the nature continuity in my feed. But hey I guess I’ll see how things go.
So it’s only 150 days until the official start of summer! I absolutely can not wait until the start of summer for all the hikes, trails, and long warm days that come with it. It has been raining pretty much every day in Vancouver, which usually means heavy snow in the mountains and Interior of BC. Which is not the most ideal conditions for shooting. This shot was taken at Wedgemount Lake. It’s one of those “Must do” hikes if you are in Whistler. I was trapped in the clouds while up top and managed to get some crazy cool dramatic effects because of that. Only a matter of time before I can hike these mountains again!!! 🏔
So In frame you see my friend Jacob. I met Jacob while putting my boots on just before going on a hike in Yosemite. Being that we were both going with the flow and pretty much exploring Yosemite on our own we decided to join forces and hike together. On the second day we hiked up to upper Yosemite falls then went to Yosemite point to catch a sunset. This is one of the many shots I got while the sun was setting. On thing about this shot is I accidentally left my iso on 1250 for the duration of the sunset so pretty much all my shots have a fair amount of grain to them. Normally I’d like to say I’m pretty good with keeping my settings on point but hey I guess it happens to the best of us. 🤷♂️ This final version is just 4 different versions that kinda just kept evolving. I will probably post on my story the process if I can find all the files 😅
Hey so I finally got around to editing a couple of my Yosemite shots. This was taken on the way up to Glacial point along the Four Mile trail. I only stayed in Yosemite for 4 days. which was definitely nowhere near enough time to explore all that Yosemite has to offer. I already have a plan of what I want to do the next time I visit. Yosemite in the winter is absolutely stunning. As long as you don’t mind nights we’re it can hit -10c or even colder.
Just a friendly reminder to water your plants! 💧 🌱
So this is another one of those “I pulled over for this” kinda shot. While doing the long drive home along the I-5, I couldn’t help but to stop when I saw this almost Dolomites looking mountain feature. I never had planned to shoot this spot, or had even heard about it. I’m surprised that not all that many people had photographed this spot. I see loads of potential with how beautiful the shape of the mountains looks in person. I’m definitely going to come back here again with some climbing gear. So I can do some justice. In the mean time today should be the last day vancouver gets bombarded with snow. I’ve been meaning to shoot in it but just have still been busy with editing from the most recent trip.
I have to say that seeing a tree tunnel in real life is one of those mesmerizing moments! You have these beautiful leading lines being leading lines created by what feels like a fortress of nature!!! What blows me away the most is that these trees were planted almost 100 years ago. Meaning that the constant evolution keeps growing for generations to come!
On my way back from San Francisco, I decided to check out the California coast one last time. On my way, I managed to spot a shipwreck just off to the side. Knowing me the first thing I did was found a safe place to pull over then went about shooting this once lively boat. I have a huge appreciation for textures and colours that come with something as simple as man made things ageing. I was lucky as this was still early enough in the morning that I had some of that golden hour glow still making an appearance. ✨
So I’m currently back home editing for the next little bit. I managed to get over 500gb of photos over the past two weeks! 🎉 I’ve only just scratched the surface for editing as I still haven’t even looked at my Yosemite photos yet. Normally I try to edit all my photos before posting but, I don’t think I’m going to stick to that rule since I have such large abundance of content to go through. Now for this shot, I spent 2 and a half days in San Francisco. During that time I told myself I would spend a large portion of that time shooting pretty much every angle of the Golden gate bridge 🌉. Despite shooting for all that time I still feel as though I could go back and try different shot ideas. Besides the Golden Gate Bridge, I also did a bit of exploration of the city, so I have a couple shots here and there. It’s currently snowing where I live and don’t have any plans on going out today. Looks like an editing day editing it will be!!! 🤗
So I just arrived back in Canada around 4:30am. As you can imagine I’m probably a little tired as I started yesterdays drive in San Fransico. I may or may not have left my laptop and hard drive at home before this trip, so looks like Im going to have to do a huge Content dump today. P.S. I have more than 500gb of new photos from the past 2 weeks! Now this shot was taken a couple weeks ago after it had freshly snowed in BC. I messed up the caption last time so ended up deleting it. I tried to make a shrek reference but I don’t think most people got it! 😅 anyways I’m just gonna stick to my genuine captions of just saying what ever is going across my mind as for what ever reason I find that comes quite natural.