For my first post of 2018! and technically, I can still say “Happy New Year” on 3/2/2018 because it is the Lunar New Year!
Here are my hopes for this year.
A few of my goals for my blog and my photography this year is, well, to just be more. More posts. More shots. More trips outside of my house with the camera. More glass. More $$$ spent on gear. Lol. Jk on the last.
I’ve been so focused on work and too tired to willingly put effort into anything else (and tbh, been feeling creatively dry the last few months because of it), but I’m learning to stretch myself while balancing work life and social life. My other goals are for an official website sometime this summer with a brand logo (perhaps?), and simply more photoventures! As of now, I’m thinking Grand Canyon, Zion, and California spots like JTree and Death Valley. Your input about places I should go this year is definitely welcome!
Anyways, stay tuned to see if I’m all talk or about that action! 🙂
Nature’s got curves, and of all the peaks in the West Coast, Tamalpais has the curviest of curves if you know what I’m sayin’… 😉
I still can’t believe that in the twenty-two years of my life in the Bay Area, I had never hiked Mount Tamalpais, even though it is a semi-short sixty minute drive from my home (which feels like thirty if you’re driving with some of your funnest friends). Either that, or I was just too young to remember if my parents ever took me there. We will just say that this is the first time I have consciously, on my own will, hiked up the luscious, green hills of Mount Tam. I got to venture up there with my bro Dakota last Friday on a clear, spring day to get away from the city for a few hours.
If you hadn’t noticed yet, I ordered the set by daylight, from the ascent up Mt. Tam in the afternoon sunlight to the peak of golden hour, and then to the end of the descent back down at sunset so you can visually hike along with us. 🙂
Typically, when I see pictures of Mt. Tam on Instagram or elsewhere, I think of the rolling hills and fog and clouds through the hills and trees, but I wanted to see if I could grab something different since it was such a clear day. Dakota made that easy because I was always able to use him as the subject and capture his experience as well as mine together. Thanks Dakota.
I’m definitely bringing a date up here one day, and then I’m gonna blog about it here… 😛