"Incoming Storm" - This was a great morning at Grand Teton. On this trip we were based out of Gardiner Montana - and for 3 consecutive days we got up long before the sun, grabbed hot cocoa/coffee (perfect mix in a big thermos to keep you warm and jazzed up for a long drive) and various snacks and then proceeded to guess where the ice was on a very private drive from the North part of Yellowstone NP all the way down to GT. On most days we would see a lone runner out in layers of clothing running to their own tune enjoying the park. We got to the point where we even looked for them.
On this morning we had the entire length of Yellowstone to ourselves, we didn't see a single person, car or any sign of another person on the entire trip from N to S of the park. It was quite awesome.
As to this shot, I saw this formation of clouds heading in and just knew it was going to be a BW image. I was waiting for the layer on the right to fill the frame as much as I wanted and the upper clouds to hold and keep some interest in the top of the frame. This single frame, this moment, was it - it was worth the whole 3 days of journeys. Sometimes the best things take waiting for, sometimes it is days, sometimes years. I hope you enjoy. L- #igdaily#natgeoyourshot#nikonprofessional#nikonnofilter#ig_landscape#beautifulworld#beautifuldestinations#igtravel#landscapephotography#bw#clouds#mountains#naturelover#nakedplanet#getlost#iamnikonusa#sunrise
"Patience is a virtue"
Good news and bad news... The Bad:
So this post is the end (just for now) of my Kenya wildlife images.
The Good: (see that wasn't too bad!)
I'm excited to announce that I'm heading back to Kenya, sooner than I thought I would be, much sooner really - but I'll keep exactly when to myself for now and I'll be happy to share those images when I get home. I got the Africa bug pretty big when I visited this last time and I am so grateful for wonderful family and friends and supporters who make this continued exploration possible.
I'm also excited to announce that I have an upcoming gallery show scheduled for next spring - It feels like a long time from now but with all the preparation and planning I'm putting into it I know I'll need every minute of that time to get everything just right for this occasion. I could bore you with all the paper sampling and image testing I'm doing but I think a little mystery is a good thing! Needless to say, I'm very excited and hope to see many of you there - photographs on the computer or phone or tablet are nice but they truly come alive when printed out and displayed.
I'll post more about the gallery exhibit and make sure to let everyone know in plenty of time so if you want to swing by you can. Until then, I'm going to be posting some images I've been working on since I got back from Kenya, locations I'm scouting for upcoming shoots and some throwback moments that I still love years later.
As many of you know, I also do a lot of volunteering with my photography and so I have a collection of those images I've been working on that I'm excited to share as well. More on that later too!
Until then, if you are jones'ing for more Kenya, don't worry - I am too and it won't be too long until I have new images to share. -- Plus I plan on sharing a few of my having a good time with my friends and such here. I think it's good from time to time to look at the relationships we make with our endeavors and see how that shapes us and I'm truly blessed to have made some great friendships with my photography.
I hope you enjoy,