The air was crisp. The sky was painted with thousands of stars. The road was empty. The mountains were deflecting a scenic view between the road and the wondrous milky way.
I had been visualizing a moment where I could capture the stars and milky way in the night sky. In Oregon, this dream soon transformed into
a reality. The milky way, shining stars, and the empty road, pulled this photograph together. The road with its unique feature compliments the night’s stars and galaxy.
Capturing this dreamy photography required meticulous measurements, timing, and lighting in a specific time of the year.
The sound of rocks rustling as I drove on the North Pacific Ocean road slowed as I approached a sign that said “Sonic View” This caught my attention and as I followed where the sign pointed, it felt as if I entered a dream. Everything felt unimaginable and surreal. The warm yellows and sound of waves crashing made me feel a peace I had never experienced before. The clouds, full and soft, took over and appeared as if Heaven was coming down onto Earth. The world was still moving, but my world felt still.
With our busy lives and constant hassle, it’s important to sometimes pause and look around. Without realizing, most of the moments you want
to enjoy pass as you are too busy with other distractions.
When finding this eye catching waterfall which is over 225 feet tall on a hidden path with gleaming sunlight, countless logs, and different
shapes and sizes of rocks, I was struck with intensity by realizing that it is these beautiful moments in life that can pass by quickly just like the water which swiftly flows down the stream. This realization made me appreciate the power of photographic technology and how through both the lens in my eyes and my camera, I can capture the moments that I want to hold onto endlessly.
I was alone in the cold and dark night with no moonlight to accompany me. I had known of this destination before and wanted to explore it. As the light came up and above the ocean’s horizon, I felt like a long-awaited gift was given to me. I found my way near a lighthouse where there were hundreds of thousands of rocks and the bay that was still and silent. The view was stretched out and I could see miles worth of land all around me because of the clear sky. Considering this peaceful moment makes us realize how this lighthouse has saved many people from blizzards and raging storms.