Photo of the Week

It’s about the journey, not the destination. This well-worn saying can be applied to almost any context, but may hold most true when used in regards to climbing mountains. The sense of achievement, awe, and wonder gained from moving your being to a mountain summit rivals any other human activity or pursuit in terms of sheer intensity and emotion. Yet mountains are about so much more than just reaching the summit. The route to and from the apex of these wilderness temples is filled with challenges that crescendo with elevation gained, and beautiful nooks and crannies of the forest that the hurried hiker can easily blow right past. I was reminded of all of this on a winter trek into the High Peaks, when I took a break while clambering along Phelps Brook. I had been in a hurry to put in miles up to this point, but as I took a breather I discovered that in my haste to reach loftier destinations, I had nearly blown right by what would end up being the most beautiful thing I saw all day. Fresh snow and ice ringed the cascading brook that I had been absentmindedly hiking next to, and a stillness that can only be found in the winter forest permeated the air. I sat and watched and listened to the water flow and the ice crack for a long while, until the chill and mist rising from the brook made me get moving again. I hiked the rest of the day with new eyes and a new mindset, and reveled in each step of the journey. Prints Available.

2022 International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Super excited to announce that one of my images, Light Tunnel, has been selected as one of the Top 101 images in the prestigious 2022 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest! It’s truly an honor to see my work alongside the work of some of the greatest landscape photographers in the world 

Photo of the Week

Beauty surrounds us, if we just take the time to look for it (and appreciate it). I was reminded of this recently on an exceptionally chilly late-fall morning as I was rushing out the door to head to work. En route to my car I passed by a collection of freshly fallen leaves on the sidewalk that were ringed with morning frost. “Work can wait,” I thought to myself, and ran back inside to grab my camera and snap the photo seen here. No matter where you live or how busy you are, try as best you can to take even just a single moment each day to seek out and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. Prints Available.