pines

Brief adventure on a snowy Tuesday

I had three hours in between classes and my husband was working the afternoon shift. There was snow in the mountains so it only took us a couple of minutes to put on warm clothes and head out of the door. We don't have a proper sledge, so we took a couple of plastic bags to slide down the mountain. It was the best 3 hours e've had in a while. 

All photographs taken with the Fujifilm Xt10+16mm f1.4

It was worth it

It took me a while to get out of bed but as soon as I saw that the mountains were covered in fog and it was drizzling, I made a coffee, grabbed my camera and got in the car. Two hours later, I got back home, soaking wet and with a few mosquito bites. It was worth it though. It always is.

*Canon 6D with the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art.

Found a treehouse in a beautiful forest

Whenever I have strong feelings of wanderlust I always try to explore and find new trails and back country roads that I've pinned in my maps. Last week, on one of those location scouting days, I went to check out a forest I hadn't been to before. The beginning of the trail seemed really promising so I decided to give it a try and I totally fell in love with it. Once inside the forest, it looked like I was in the middle of a rainforest (it was a wet and rainy morning) and it smelled so fresh and good. I couldn't stop looking up in awe, it was a really beautiful discovery.

Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to go for a proper walk because I had to go back to work, so I decided to head home and try another day. At night, I couldn't stop thinking about this wonderful location so I turned on my computer and cheked out the trails in order to have some places mapped out for my next trip to this place. After following several paths with Google Street View, I found something really cool, and I immediately knew where would I head to the next time.

So on Monday afternoon, I told all about my discovery to my brother and asked him if he wanted to tag along, to which he agreed. We met after lunch and made it on time to enjoy the walk before the sun went down. These are several photos of our little adventure. 

Can you imagine waking up on top of three trees in a beautiful forest of pines and watching the sunrise over some of the highest mountains in the area? This is definitely one of my life goals!

 

 

 

Out and about exploring forests

If you look through my photos you will soon realize that I don't like shooting on sunny days because I don't know how to deal with a cloudless blue sky (ha!). When the majority are happy enjoying the sun, I keep waiting for cloudy days and misty mornings. It creates an atmosphere that I really feel inspired with and I believe it adds mood to my work. Now don't get me wrong, I also enjoy warm and beautiful sunsets during summer time, but I think I work best when the conditions are a little adverse. Here's a set of photographs taken on a morning like that. Enjoy!