On the weekend after my 30th birthday, I drove high up to the White Mountains in California to check out the gnarled ancient bristlecone pine trees in honor of me getting old. These trees are more than 5000 years old. They have seen the world change and probably went through a lot. Who knows what kind of memories they have.
I woke up to a rainy morning near the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon with Alex Noriega and Michael Bollino. Obviously my camera batteries died and it started to rain but Alex was kind and generous to let me use his Nikon to get this shot.
At the last day of my trip to Arizona, me and my friend Peter went for a hike in the Superstition Wilderness. It’s a very beautiful area in the heart of Arizona filled with huge Saguaros and all sorts of cacti. This area is known to have a lot of snakes so we had to watch our steps while hiking. Luckily we didn’t come across any. I got pretty lucky to capture a flame-like cloud shape that complimented the peaks and the cacti. After the shoot, we hiked back in the dark and then I went on a very long drive (Almost 14 hours) back to San Francisco. I have to say, it was totally worth it!
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