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Kauai Sunrise by tourofnature
Kauai Sunrise
Happy New Year. Great day today, a day that lends itself well to setting specific actions to improve this experience of life. I have quite a few items on my resolution list, the most pressing in my mind is the intention to be more present and learn to experience the individual moments that add up to a day, a week, a month and eventually a year.

This was one of the last images I took in 2014 and it seems to represent this concept of being present well. We were on the island of Kauai for a week in December, a trip we had planned about a year in advance. There was a large group of us all sharing one rental van (mini-vans are under-rated btw) so I knew I may only have a couple chances at photography. This was the only sunrise I had borrowed the van for. I drove to the end of a road I saw on my phone's GPS in the dark, not sure at all what I'd see when the sun rose over the horizon. I walked in the dark towards the unmistakable sound of the ocean meeting shoreline. Finally, in the dusk of morning, the peaks and coastline started to become visible.

For a land-locked year round resident of Utah, the scene was almost too good to be true, large rolling waves striking the rocky volcanic shoreline in the relentless rhythms of the ocean, an exotic landscape with knife ridge peaks covered in dense jungle. I looked out into the waters and saw a pod of dolphins cruising through the surf. At this point, some anxiety started to creep into my thoughts, mostly caused by the concern of missing the ideal image during this rare sunrise opportunity in the Pacific. I made up my mind instead to fully experience the individual moments of the sunrise and centered all my focus on the experience. I feel confident that I took away the best image I could have from the scene because of the conscious effort to experience the sunrise in the individual moments.

A long story short, I hope to carry over this concept into day to day life much more in 2015, and this is a direct example on how I feel spending time in nature and photography can improve the way one sees the world.

As always, I really appreciate the support and I wish great things for you in 2015.

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North Shore by tourofnature
North Shore
The south shores of Kauai, the 4th largest of the Hawaiian Islands during sunrise. Later in this day, we watched a pod of humpback whales migrating down the coast a ways off shore. Snorkeling during the week, there were pacific green sea turtles grazing the algae growing on the volcanic rocks along this beach. Kauai is the closest thing I've visited to paradise yet. It's been awhile since I've been able to get the camera out so thanks for hanging in there with me.

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Sawtooths in Summer by tourofnature
Sawtooths in Summer
Little Redfish Lake reflecting some of Idaho's Sawtooth Range finest peaks. Incredible place year round, but particularly inviting in summer.

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Moonrise by tourofnature
Moonrise
The moon and it's gravity have a huge impact on life on earth, scientists believe that without the moon and its gravitational effects, advanced life wouldn't be possible on Earth.

Its a beautiful form of sunlight bouncing off that spinning rock back to us here on Earth.

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Labor of Love by tourofnature
Labor of Love
An image created during a backpacking trip to Utah's High Uinta Wilderness over this past 4th of July weekend. In the image, the amazingly picturesque Ostler Peak is reflecting in the waters of a lazy and calm stretch of river in one of the most photogenic meadows I've visited.

This one ranks up there on my personal all-time favorites. The image is truly a labor of love. What I mean is the struggle to capture this type of photo creates a very rewarding overall experience on a personal level.

When backpacking, weight is a crucial factor to ones ability to travel long distances and enjoy a trip. Ounces add up quick when carried over 10+ miles. As I was getting my pack ready, I couldn't help but ask myself why the hell I was piling all this extra weight into my pack with photo gear including two lenses, my camera body, tripod, a light kit, extra batteries and filters? Weight I knew from experience would take it's toll the further we traveled.

I have a full-time 9-5 job, making photography solely a passion of mine. I make very little income from it, which is fine by me. My goal is not to monetize my images. The unique experiences gained on my travels are where the drive to continue come from. After a grueling 6 mile hike with around 1900ft of elevation gained we arrived our final camp site. Exhausted but enthusiastic, I headed out to the meadow around sunset. My question of the necessity of adding all that extra weight was answered fully during the process of photographing a great light show in such a special place in the world. Truly a labor of love!

Anyone who made it through to this sentence, I commend you.

Have a great day and thanks for the interest in my photography.

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Wayson Wight
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Greetings!

As you may have noticed I enjoy the outdoors. My camera gives me a hell of an excuse to escape the city to wide open spaces. I recently opened up my business front at [ www.waysonwight.com ] and so far we've had steady growth.

I'm here to learn and share my work so feel free to comment and critique if you've got something to say. Thank you in advance for the support and feedback.

Regards,
Wayson Wight


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Current Residence: Utah, USA
Favourite photographer: Thomas Mangelsen
Personal Quote: Whether you think you can or cannot, either way you are right
Interests
  • Listening to: Audioslave
  • Reading: War of Art
  • Drinking: H2O
Hello,

I recently wrote some thoughts about last year, I also put together 12 of my favorite images from last year...

Drop by my blog and check it out:

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Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!  :peace:

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AlvaroGJ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! You have great images in your Gallery! ;) Keep up that good work.

Have a good day!
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015

:party::iconcumple1plz::iconcumple2plz::icontiphankeplz:

:icontiphankeplz::iconballoonplz:Have a Wonderful Day Wayson !:cake::icontyttataudnor::icontiphankeplz:


:iconsbg-crewstock:I wish you many days filled with smiles, ... always. :hug: :iconeufrosis:

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MDDahl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday, Wayson!!! :cake:
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Happy Birthday
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