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#FBF #FlashbackFriday this is the…

#FBF #FlashbackFriday this is the sunset I saw a year ago today in Utah... I love when FB pops up these memories!! — Catching sunrise over Lake Powell... it wasn't looking to be too impressive when I woke at dawn but had left my camera on the side of the cliff shooting overnight so had to go pick it up... I'm so very glad I did!! Thanks to my friend @ryansmithfineartphoto for the photo!

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#FBF #FlashBackFriday —- Repost @narcissisticnomad…

#FBF #FlashBackFriday —- Repost @narcissisticnomad ・・・ Last night I checked a comp I’d been wanting to shoot in Canyonlands off the list; this was right before end of the trail... I knew the trail because I had been there before but instead of going the way I knew, I took a closer trail to where we parked our cars... it led us on a wild goose chase of cairns and trails that cliffed us out on more than one occasion. Do people know that cairns are important for trails and wrong ones can cause Life or Death situations out in the desert? I can’t explain HOW WRONG these trails were and how many wrong dozens of cairns there were.. please do not mark trails incorrectly if you don’t know where you’re at! Love this @shimodadesign pack for all my photography gear!! —— . . . . . #herwanderfullife #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #outdoorwomen #wildernessbabes #wildernessculture #narcissisticnomad #andshesdopetoo #adventuregirls #theoutbound #outdoorsupply #backcountrycom #mountaingirls #radgirlscollective #adventureismydrug #adventureofalifetime #adventurecollective #adventureawaits #rei1440project #seetheworld #livealifeworthliving #weliveweexplore #getoutside #alpinebabes #likeamountaingirl #campingofficial #traveling_the_blue_planet

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#FBF #FlashbackFriday to a dramatic…

#FBF #FlashbackFriday to a dramatic night in Northern AZ with good peoples and fun memories! —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ Our trip was supposed to be about Milky Way last week and it ended up being inadvertently about storm chasing. @missjessbess and I met up with @milkywaymodel and @_ChristianLoya and took the very sandy journey out to White Pocket for the night. We were hoping that it had rained enough for their to be pools of water for reflections but we weren't so lucky.. --- I had spotted this comp on my last trip here in November and we got equally as skunked last week as we did back then. We had 50mph gusts rocking us and our tripods as we tried to shoot our Blue Hour foregrounds.. The skies were clear but it was a race between the clouds and the Milky Way and the clouds took the checkered flag as the light was dimming out of the sky.. --- I can't believe that this image still came out as good as it did considering how bad the wind was and how hard I was holding my tripod down and squeezing my eyes shut! The lightning wasn't striking out of the clouds so best I got was them glowing brightly... I used @photopills before it was dark to verify what time we would need to shoot this for MW... This is a blend of multiple exposures, stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker ---- Sky 20 images ISO 6400 F3.2 10 seconds - Lightning 1 image Sky 20 images ISO 6400 F3.2 10 seconds - Foreground 10 images ISO 400 F2.8 30 seconds ---- @SlikUSA 634-CF @CanonUSA 6DMK1 @CanonUSA 24-70 2.8 Processed in LR & PS

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So way back in June…

So way back in June I did #TheGreatMilkyWayChase... I went a great many places, I made a bunch of new friends, and I shot more photos than I have even been able to edit.. - This photo was taken near the end of the GMC when I was with @ryantoswald @smpetersonphotography @debheyerphoto & more! We went up to shoot the Ancient Bristlecone Forest and I have to admit I was SOOOOOO exhausted. Although Ryan and I made a pretty full exploration of the grove, when it came down to it, I picked this tree that I had seen the previous time I had been there... I made very little effort and only shot from Milky Way rise to just after the moon set... Then I put my camera on time lapse and went to take a nap. —- Going through the photos later, I could see my lack of effort in my photos and no matter how many times I tried to edit, I just wasn’t liking what I was coming up with.. I realize now that it was my laziness from that night reflecting in my edits and after I gave it some time and tried again, I indeed like some of the photos from that night.. I have found that I often need to walk away from an image and come back to get inspired; shooting the image is only half of the battle. The lighting in the background of this image is from the moon as it was setting; there was no longer any moon only ambient light on the tree.. —- 20 images stacked in SLS ISO 8000 F2.8 15 seconds @canonusa 24-70 @ 24mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 Processed in LR & PS

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Back in April i had…

Back in April i had the pleasure of shooting with two of my very talented friends, @cecphotos & @stevenjmagner... one of the main reasons I like writing stories about my adventures is not only to share with you guys, but to help myself remember which I’m having a problem doing so many months later, lol. I think Chris was in town for the NAB convention, and we had dinner with @tenacityinpursuit... at some point I think Steven was jealous of us going out and shooting 😜 so he made the 4 hr drive out to vegas to join us for some adventures... I had never been here at night although I have explored many other parts in the same vicinity.. (please don’t ask the location, and please don’t name it; I appreciate you guys in advance... ) We hiked out to this spot after midnight on a night the very small moon wouldn’t ride until after the MW had set and played around shooting for a few hours. I ended up hiking out on my own because I had to be up but the guys wanted to stay for sunrise.. —— This was 12 images stacked in SLS for Noise Reduction I took exposed for the sky. The light pollution from Vegas was enough to light the foreground in spite of the lack of moonlight; that’s Vegas light on the bottom right. I’m sad that milky ways season is over but I am happy that I have countless photos left to share from the season because I took so many! —- ISO 6400 F2.8 15 seconds @tokinausa 16-28mm @ 16 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1

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I love exploring Utah’s otherworldly…

I love exploring Utah’s otherworldly landscapes... you never know what you might find out there.. the colors are so vibrant and the memories with friends so vivid... this last trip was a much needed adventure both to catch the end of Milky Way season and be out in nature... my only complaint was how cold it got at night! Where should I head off to next? —— 📸 @missjessbess Compression gear @virusintl Tank top @savage_infidel_llc

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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday need to head…

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday need to head back to this dreamscape soon! —- Repost @narcissisticnomad ・・・ Living in a dream... I took off up to Salt Lake City with @MissJessBess exactly a month ago with wildflowers and Milky Way on our minds... this was from the last night we were there and I can’t believe how much we lucked out on this incredible sunset... we weren’t so lucky that night with the clouds and Milky Way so I’m glad we walked away with this amazing experience and not empty handed... I can’t remember if I took this with my remote of me, or if Jess clicked it for me, so thank you Jess either way!

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I was really hoping to…

I was really hoping to make it back here again this season but it might have to wait till next year! #TBT #ThrowBackThursday —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ So the other night, @missjessbess and took off to the Grand Canyon in search of this viewpoint we had been obsessed w/ for some time. I didn’t know what it was called, so I pored over maps until I figured it out; we took off to pick up permits from the Navajo Office in Cameron, Az.. — We walked into the offices at 3:45 pm, but I guess we were wrong and it was actually 4:45; the Navajo nation is on Mtn time. The gentleman opened the door for us and when we asked for a permit, he issued it as well as gave us a map with very difficult directions on how to access the edge of the canyon. we didn’t know that other than us, the canyon had been closed to visitors since May... (we found this out after the fact and even called the office to verify..) — We very happily took off to our destination and although made many stops along the way for photos, arrived to the edge of the canyon in plenty of time before the sun went down; we couldn’t see it because of storms but it hadn’t set yet. — We backed the Jeep up to the center edge of the canyon where we could sit in the back of the vehicle & still adjust our cameras.. we could see clouds rolling in but we’re hoping they would clear by the time the milkyway rose.. I let a timelapse run while I waited for the next few hours and we fell asleep in the back of the Jeep. About 330 am, Jess moved up to the front seat and I checked my shots for a slight glimpse of the MW... I got nothing good, but as blue hour arrived, so did clear skies! Jess joined me in this very short opp to shoot the Milky Way perfectly aligned almost west at the center of the canyon as the light was starting to brighten the sky. I LOVE how prominent Mars is on this image because of the clouds! Lower pano I shot at am Blue Hour. — I shot a 2 frame horizontal orientation vertical pano with 20 stacked images in each. — SKY: 20 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - Foreground: 20 images stacked ISO 100 F11 1/13 second — @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @ 16mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 Processed in LR & PS

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Making breakfast this morning after…

Making breakfast this morning after watching the sun rise over this landscape... I love exploring Utah and have to admit that I have been impatiently waiting to come to this place in Utah... eggs and bacon tasted so much better here for some reason... what’s your favorite place to have breakfast??

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