Catching Up…

I have a huge backlog of photographs sitting on my hard drive that I need to post. Since I have today off I figured it would be good to start catching up some. Brace yourself for completely random, unrelated images that span all the way back to April…

And expect a few more blog posts (with a little more cohesiveness to them) later today!

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Miscellaneous Adventures

I have a few random images from the past few weeks that I finally got around to editing. They are all from different days, but don’t really deserve a post to themselves, so I’m going to throw them all together here.

This first one is from yet another hike in the Konza Prairie back at the beginning of April. I stumbled on this area where half the prairie was burned, and half was not, and I just loved the stark contrast of the two areas.

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Spring has finally arrived in Manhattan, and the trees in my apartment complex were all blooming. I cut some branches off to put in vases in my apartment and ended up with some in almost every room. I have a few more images that I will be posting later on of the larger vase as well.

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A week ago or so I ended up going on a spontaneous sunset chase with a good friend. He has lived in Manhattan for quite a while and took me to some new spots. We ended up finding this random, perfect hill that we climbed to the top of to see this incredible view. It was perfect, absolutely perfect.

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Konza Prairie

A few weeks ago (yes, I am just now finally getting around to sharing) I went for a quick hike in the Konza Prairie. I had apparently just missed the controlled burns there, and was struck by how bare this landscape now looked. Also, I am indeed aware that I am slightly obsessed with images of vanishing points, so that is mostly what I shot while there. The contrast between the untouched path and burned land around it fascinated me that day.

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Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

Two weekends ago I went on a quick climbing trip with some friends to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas. Unfortunately we got rained out one day and only had 2 days of climbing. It was still an incredible trip though. I didn’t shoot nearly as much as I thought I would, but I did manage to get some images I am happy with, so enjoy!

We arrived at the ranch around noon on Saturday, and were greeted by almost 80 degree weather. It was incredibly beautiful, and I immediately fell in love with the location.

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Day 2 was foggy, rainy, and cold. It had stopped raining for a bit and so we went out trying to find some dry rock only for the rain to start back up and storms rolled in. It made for quite the dreamy looking landscape though.

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Day 3 started out fairly cold and foggy again, but ended up clearing out and becoming a beautiful, perfect for climbing day.

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122/366 – Road Trip #2

*Monday, May 7
On Monday, Chris and I woke up extremely early and drove first to Missouri to see his grandparents, and then to Kansas to visit my new school and look for apartments. It was a 15 hour trip, so once again all I managed was a shot from my phone as we drove. This one was right before we got in to Manhattan, Kansas. Needless to say it made me even more excited to move there.