A neat scene from a road trip many years ago. As I ascended up the road to the Paradise Visitor Center, some morning clouds began to lift. The result? Mount Rainier appearing to rise like a ghost on the left. Photo taken July 7, 2005.
Too pretty to drink? Nope! Yet another beautiful creation from Leah and the team at @cafeastoriasaintpaul. Matcha Affogato! Matcha tea over vanilla ice cream with pecans, caramel and lavender.
Greg Wanbaugh is the first commercial photographer I worked for. I started my career with him in 1989 as a wet behind the ears kid straight out of tech school. I was an assistant to both Greg and Gary Woodward in a studio in Plymouth, MN. What I learned from him still impacts how I look at every shot even to this day. I learned what a work ethic looked like as I assisted him on shoots as well as what a relentless creative looks like 28 years later as he still passionately shoots/creates images for his own business Wanbaugh Studios.
Thank you Greg for impacting my career then and now!
"So many people walk this earth,
With purpose in their eyes,
But in their heart of hearts they know,
What they're living is a lie,
The alarm goes off at 6 am,
Like every other day,
So they can walk into a job they hate,
Because they need pay,
All time does is take from them,
But it never seems to give,
Always waiting for the day to come,
When they finally start to live,
I'm all too scared that one day soon,
I'll become just like the rest,
Only walking with the crowd,
Because my dreams have been oppressed,
That one day I'll look back on life,
At the opportunities that I missed,
And realize I never truly lived,
All I did was just exist." ~e.h