A Shift in the Winds

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A Shift in the Winds

You know that image of Lebron James slapping powder into the palms of his hands and throwing them up in the air creating a cloud over his head? Now imagine instead of powder it's my life, every aspect of it, thrown up in the air, floating aimlessly in the universe with no sort of organization at all. That has been my life for the past couple of months.  

 

Here I am, two months later, living in a different house, in a different state and working at a different company. That cloud up above, is just now starting to settle and I can finally breathe again. Partly because the air in Colorado is a lifetime cleaner than the infamous L.A. air. And, as much as I hate to admit to it, the sunrises and sunsets here are just as stunning as those smog filled sunsets of Southern California.  

 

I miss is the ocean, beyond measure. It truly is something I feel like many west coast natives take for granted. I am however, grateful for every second I gazed mindlessly into the Pacific Ocean and for every sunset I fell in love with down there. I'm also beyond grateful for a new setting, and find myself more and more appreciating the stunning and magical landscapes Colorado has to offer.  

 

With everything new I feel compelled to shift the direction of this website. So, to match the shift in the winds, I will be reformatting and designing my little space in the cyber world. Please be patient and while this evolves, you can waste some time perusing my gallery. 

 

 

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32

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32

Today is the last day of my 32nd year on this planet. What an incredible year it has been. I've grown so much as an individual not only professionally, but spiritually, emotionally, and unfortunately physically. hahaha. Besides the point, I am happy and my 32nd year of birth was a incredible one. I feel like every year for the past four years, when it comes time to reflect I've consistently felt the same way. "Man, its going to be hard to top this past year!" Each and every year, it just keeps getting better and better. 

Tap, tap, tap. Is there anybody alive out there? I don't know who reads this if any, but for those who continually support me and encourage me, those who help me grow and reach greater heights than I can dream, Thank YOU! Cheers to 33!

To celebrate, use the code BDAY33 to receive 33% off anything in my store. If you see something in my gallery that you want that's not in the store, shoot me a message and I'll be sure to work something out for you. Anything you see in my gallery is available for purchase.

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Nature Reset

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Nature Reset

My nephew Conrad climbing the rock formation at our campsite.

My nephew Conrad climbing the rock formation at our campsite.

I've been in a bit of a confusing state as of late. Last year I made a goal to travel/camp once a month for the whole year. It proved to be a much more difficult and draining task than originally planned. Juggling my work schedule with my partner's work schedule, along with family events, work events, and paid time off, it soon became an art planning these trips. With that said, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. 

Welcome to 2015 so far I went 5 weeks without exploring the outdoors and I really didn't know how to feel. I was a bit lost, didn't quite know how to spend my weekends. More than anything however, I missed it. Being outdoors and exploring Mother Nature has grown to be a part of me, there's a certain type of happiness that comes out when I'm in my element. 

I recently went to the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. It's the oldest state park in Nevada and one that should not be missed. It's a short 45 minute drive north east of Las Vegas and once explored you'll be left with the thought, "Why haven't I visited this place before?" The terrain and atmosphere takes you by surprise, driving through the valley you would never expect to see such unique rock formations possessing incredibly creative and beautiful characteristics which each curve of the road. 

It was a fantastic trip for me because I was able to combine the most important things in my life, my family and the outdoors. I had a permanent smile fixated on my face teaching my nieces and nephews about the stars, the midnight sky, hiking tips, climbing and scrambling mountains and facing their fear of heights. I shared my passion for the outdoors with them, took them outside of their technology bubble and showed them a world of simplicity. Absolutely nothing could've made me happier.

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To watermark, or not to watermark...

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To watermark, or not to watermark...

... that is the question. So, after more thought, I just couldn't stand seeing the watermark splattered all over my images. So, I've decided on a happy compromise, a blatant logo placement on the lower half of the gallery images. I've gone back and forth with this and I think this is the best way to maintain the quality of my images while also keeping true to the work I've put in to create these images. This will end my watermark debate with myself. 

Just please don't steal my images, or if you do, at least give me credit. 

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Welcome!

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my site. This is a work in progress, so please bare with me as I build this platform. Any and all comments are happily accepted. 

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