A few weeks ago I went out to the Konza Prairie with Scott for a hike. They happened to be in the process of burning that day, so on some portions of the hike we had to walk through fairly thick smoke. It didn’t make breathing all that fun, but it was pretty surreal and beautiful seeing the familiar landscape engulfed in smoke.
I have had this idea in my head for quite a while, and finally got around to it.
I seem to be stuck on flames at the moment for some reason. I really want to incorporate these into a self-portrait at some point, but I’m not quite sure how yet.
Once again, I had something in mind and it just didn’t work out so I improvised and came up with this. It still conveys a similar idea, so I am happy about that. And I still plan on trying my original idea at some point, I just have some planning to do first, so be on the look out for that! And, I just realized that I did two night shots in a row, oops.
One last quick note. My self-portraits are generally speaking very personal, and have a lot of meaning for me. But I always wonder if that meaning is comes across through the image, or if it is just in my mind that it works. So I am curious to hear some thoughts on my self-portraits and what you think they could mean or represent; please share!
*Monday, August 1 – Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)
Monday we spent most of the day hiking in RMNP. We had a pretty easy (but absolutely beautiful) hike since it was just our first day in the park. I was pretty excited to do some night-time stuff while we were there, but unfortunately this was the only night that I actually did any. It was a cloudy night too, so it was a bit unfortunate, but I still feel like this image sums up the camping experience to some extent.
I have millions of pictures of the Red River Gorge on here already, but, since I have been hiking there twice already this summer, I have tons more to share. So here are some extras from the past two times I have been.
Well, I took lots of pictures when I was home. And I liked a lot of them. And I am sitting on my couch with the windows open because it is 61 degrees out, and so I thought what better time to post pictures? So here you go, enjoy a quick view into my stay in the frozen tundra for break.
Similar, but I liked the slightly different composition.