Oftentimes, I have a lot to say. Too much, some might argue. But there's something almost entirely ineffable about the great outdoors. Beyond description, It eludes even the most talented photographers of our day, try though we might time and time again to capture the expanse, the callous and deadly beauty of the things we observe. When we look at a photograph, we are surrounded by the noise, scents, and awareness of our present environment, removed from the gin scent of juniper berries, the thundering of an invisible river, the stillness and peace of the wooded grove. Without them, one is bereft of the awe that is instilled by the moment.
And yet, here I am, full of photos. In every moment that I have captured an image, I have been stopped by a wall of emotion, struck with the full force of my surroundings or the journey I am on. So, despite the futility of it all, I want to share some of them with you, with one large, red-flag, bold lettered caveat:
"I GUESS YOU HAD TO BE THERE" has never applied more. Go. Be there. Find the spot and drink in the heady sensation of being immersed in something so much bigger than you are.
I hope you enjoy them.