I have been away for over a month and a half. I have been doing what I most like, I have been on the road. After getting married in July we went on a long journey around the US and Canada. We visited New York City, LA, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier Natl' Park, Banff, Jasper, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Redwoods Natl' Park, San Francisco, Yosemite, Big Sur, Santa Barbara and San Diego. I am sure I haven't mentioned all the places we visited, but those places were some of the highlights of our trip.
It has been a wonderful trip for all the places we have seen and all the experiences we have lived. However, being on the road with a campervan for such a long time it can also be frustrating at times! We didn't have a chemical toilet (so much fun at night when you can't hold it anymore) and we couldn't take a shower as often as we wanted (imagine the heat of the desert in August), but above all, it wasn't easy to find spots to sleep at night, like we have here in Europe. Walmart parkings and freeway rest areas were our free motels on most of the nights.
But let me tell you what I really loved about this trip: I have watched the sunrise and the sunset every single day at so many incredible locations; and for a landscape photographer, this is a dream come true.
Photography has been a huge part of this trip. I carefully searched the places I wanted to photograph and I have tried to get out of my comfort zone many times. I really wanted to improve my adventure/travel portfolio and I think I have brought a few photographs that can work for that. I have mostly shot with my Canon 6D and the EF 24-105mm, but I have also used the Fuji Xpro 1 more than ever before and I think I have fallen in love with it.
If you ask me about my favorite moment in terms of photography, I believe it was at Lake Louise in Banff (Canada). We woke up really early in order to photograph the lake covered in fog, and I guess that we were incredibly lucky, because we could barely see anything. However, on the left side of the lake, there is a cabin where you can rent kayaks and canoes and behind that there is a forest of pine trees. Everything was calm; the lake, the trees... the fog added an incredible sense of mistery and I snapped one of my favorite photographs of our trip.
Now it's time to post process all the photos I have taken on this roadtrip, including the two portrait sessions I did in San Diego and NYC. Keep checking the website and the social media pages for more photos that I will be posting in the upcoming weeks. Thank you and I will see you in the next one!