had spent a long drive and late night searching for a great site. Just as the sun had risen perfectly to engulf the inner portion of the arch, I witnessed the relationship between lighting and positioning.
With capturing this photograph came great timing as there would be only a few minutes until the burning orange color of the sun would no longer be, losing this photograph’s individuality. As the sun’s rays hit the arch, it caused a focal point then allowing one to look under and out into the open landscape with various pillars of rocks.
As I was chasing the winter storm, the striking and powerful views of nature made me stop in my tracks. I was immediately focused on the quiet and desolate forest, where my eyes slowly were drawn to the small-scale island in the center of the bay surrounded by the deep blue and riveting waters. The strong smell of pine overwhelmed me with feelings of nostalgia and security as I waited for the clouds to shift, finally creating a pattern that would encompass most of the sky.
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.