Happy International Mountain Day! Here is one of my favorite mountains!
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Nikon D610 w Nikon 16-35 f/4
ISO100, 28mm, f/11, 1/30s
A new edit of a photo from a beautiful little corner in the state of Washington. ⠀
This place gets pretty busy in summer, but I came right at the start of winter last time I was here. It started raining and then pouring, and we had the place to ourselves.⠀
The water was turbulent from all the rain, but I got a nice, smooth effect by taking a long exposure. I used a hat over my filter to keep the raindrops off so I could get a clean 30-second exposure. ⠀
The resulting photo had a dreamy quality to it, which is pretty much how I feel whenever I visit this place in the rain - I just love the way it brings out those PNW greens. 💚⠀
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Some more moody blues because that's what the weather has been like lately 🌧
“HEEEEY, Franziska! Take a picture of meeeee!”
ZOOM to see my bird shaped self shakily standing atop Mt. Theilsen’s summit. 🦅
I scaled that rocky face gripping my fingers and toes into the surface with every muscle in my body tensed and on high alert. I think that is what made me most sore the next day, 😳not the actual 9 mile RT hike, but the intense freehanded rock climb to the absolute top of the spire. Rumor has it, it’s a class IV to 5.1 scramble. AKA, can be fatal. 🙃 #sorrymom
Granted the year is practically over and I’m a little behind on editing and posting some of my favorite shots from this year, I’m slowly some progress, so as cliche as it sounds, I’ll be posting some of these over the next couple weeks. Here is one of my personal favorites from this year, and easily one of the most intimate displays of light that I witnessed. Although I practically froze my hands off taking this shot, it was without a doubt one of the most memorable moments.
Reality vs imagery... I have a love hate relationship with my emotional experience with some of my photos. Sometimes when i look at a photo, all i feel is what i was experiencing the moment i took it... Not what it appears to everyone else. This photo is a small example of that. It looks like a warm inviting hug. Yet instead it was windy, wet, and freezing.. .
Some of my photos I love more because of my experience of that day. Maybe my company, circumstances of the adventure, how I felt the exact moment I snapped the photo. How proud I was to accomplish what I set out to do that day. And then some photos are so beautiful but I have this attachment of emotional weight. If I was maybe heartbroken, if the day was particularly challenging, or i was totally exhausted at that point. But either way, my realization is that that relationship with my images is mine alone. No one else feels that, no one else could know. It's like how in school, art teachers would put you in front of a painting and ask what you thought the artist was trying to portray. How could you ever know? Even if they explained it, you could never have enough empathy to feel what they do looking at their own art. And so i ask, is it the artists explanation that is the most important? Or how others perceive it? .
Had a great day of shooting with some Kamloops creatives 🤟🏼
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This. This incredible woman inspires us and reminds us of who we are and who we want to be. Thank you for leading the way. ❤️ #cascademountainadventures#northwestisbest#pnwonderland#upperleftusa#sheexplores ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback and support from my cover shot last week and the words I wrote with it. I’ve been called brave, a bad ass, inspirational.
That my photos inspire people to go outside, but my words make people feel inspired in who they are. There is no greater compliment that I could receive. .
I got recognized for simply being myself (a mountain loving woman photographer) in a space that has mostly been male dominated. Representation in the outdoors is growing, but there is still so much work to be done. I’m here for it and ready to uplift those around me who have not always been part of the narrative. I’ve been named one of the top influencers of Instagram according to @mountaineersorg and that is what I want this space to be for. Positivity, being an ally and sharing all of that to the world through my photos and words.
apple • clove & nutmeg • orange peel
This is one of my favorite winter scents. It's warm and cozy with crisp, bright apple notes and spicy clove and nutmeg, with a touch of bitter orange peel for complexity 🍎 It's a perfect housewarming gift, great for creating an inviting atmosphere!
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I’ve got that light in my eyes, and the fire inside my veins.
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Mountain glory 🏔
8212 hours ago
Moments like these are why I became a photographer❤️🎄
90417 hours ago
“Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.” -John Muir