The Wild

Summer Storms

One of my biggest passions and joys in life is photographing nature and especially weather. Every once in awhile we will get this perfect storm (pun intended) of crazy clouds and rain right as the sun is setting. I took this photo right outside our backyard in the open space. It was a pretty amazing moment. I want more of those. 

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Bunce School Road

My alarm went off at 3:40am. I had a deadline to meet. I had a made a promise, a promise to myself that I had to keep. 

Life has changed a lot for me over that last couple years. In less than two years I went from being a married 20-something to being a thirty year old father of two. It has been the most amazing 2 years ever and I wouldn't change a thing about it. But one part of my life that has gone away a little bit is my ability to seek adventure. I need adventure in my life. I actually think every man does, it is part of what makes us men. I made a promise to myself that I would again start to seek adventure. 

With that promise I also agreed to myself that I would not sacrifice my role as a husband and father for adventure. It will need to supplement my responsibly and keep me refreshed and recharged to keep being the husband and dad I am called to be. I figured out that the best way to do this is to use the hours of the day that most people don't. So this morning Scott and I loaded up the Jeeps and headed west. 

We originally planned on doing Middle Saint Vrain trail but it was a bit too snow packed for two open-diff Jeeps. We ended up doing Bunce School Road. It was challenging, windy, cold, beautiful, and exactly what I needed. I ended up only getting one good picture. I will document future trips a little better. This was just about getting out into the wild for a little bit. 

Adventure is necessary, especially for men. I am learning to find it where I can. 

Mammoth Gulch

Taking a car where most cars can't go, seeing sights that few get to see, breathing fresh air, hearing almost nothing but the sound of your engine and the wind blowing...these are some of the reasons I love Jeeping. Colorado never ceases to amaze me with its beauty and opportunity to just have fun. 

Get out! Go explore! You never know what you might find. 

Fuji X100s + WCL-X100 | VSCOfilm Portra 160 | September 2015 | Mammoth Gulch, Colorado

The Abandoned Turnpike

On our first full day in PA my father-in-law Scott took me and his buddy Brent on a bike ride on an old turnpike that has been abandoned since the 60's. It has two really long tunnels with no light that are pretty creepy and awesome to ride though. 

I also snuck up into the building part of one of them to get some shots inside. It definitely gave me a taste for URBEX. I see a visit to Detroit in my future...


Sony A7ii + Ricoh GR + VSCO Film 05


You may actually recognize this end of the first tunnel. It was used for a big scene in the movie The Road. It is a great movie. You should check it out if you haven't seen it. It is actually an excellent book as well.