Sunday spent with some of the coolest people in my world. Got to make an amazing dinner, stuffed mozzarella pesto chicken, Parmesan pasta, sautéd veggies & bread.
I shot this with Mary at my newest favorite hidden gem. She was throwing rocks in the water making cool splashes in the setting sun.
At the 100 Acres there is this weird rock wall, tunnel, garden thing that is very hard to describe but is also very interesting. It starts out with a walkway that gradually slopes down towards a tunnel and there are loose rock walls that grow on either side. Then there is an unlit tunnel that you have to walk through. For some reason it reminds me of a tunnel into a tomb. I don’t know if that is what the artist intended or not. But on the other side of this tunnel there is light and a nice staircase that leads up to a nice square garden with pleasant green grass and a wall around it. Anyway this passageway seems like the tunnel between life, death and whatever the hell is on the other side. A passageway into another world, another life. There is something mythical and primal and prehistoric about this garden and I love it.
Today I spent most of the day hiking around Clifty Falls State Park with Nick, Mary and Hannah. We hiked over 8 miles of trails and had a lot of fun. Most of it was through a river bed. The scenery was beautiful and peaceful and the company was great. It was a fun little adventure and we got to see some cool stuff. I look forward to more hikes through the summer.
Beautiful. Sanded down by the beating rocks, worn smooth by rushing water, carried only by the current. Stripped of everything but what has grounded it for its entire existence. Stopped there, in that place for me to capture its beauty forever.
The sharpness of the contrast. The smooth look of the falling water. Focused on what’s in front of you. What you can see. Its a cloudy day with a slow soft rain. Hidden by the beauty in this photograph.
That’s why I shoot.