Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m not in the best shape. Probably in the best shape of my life but that shape is still a little round for my liking. That did not stop me from trying what is billed as one of the best hikes in America when I was out in Zion in November 2017. I did the famous Virgin River Narrows hike. For those of you who have not heard of the Virgin River Narrows hike, you are really missing out. It starts in the Temple of Sinawava at the end of the Zion National Park shuttle bus run. You then have a 1 mile hike over a well worn trail. Then you leave the trail and jump in the Virgin River. And you go upstream until you run out of time or energy. Then you come back down the river and do the 1 mile overland hike again.
It’s funny, you just never know what you are going to get. You never know when a normal day will be transformed into a special experience. My mother and I went to Ocean City last week and shot some landscapes and then headed to the inlet to check on the birds. We were greeted with a rare sight. A whole flock, likely 200 – 300 individuals, of Northern Gannet where not only right in the Ocean City, MD Inlet, they were diving and following a school of fish! I already wrote a bit about this in a previous entry so I will not go into too much detail but I wanted to share another picture.
Sometimes I feel in control of my life, like I have found the handle on the suitcase and everything is going well. Sometimes it is like trying to hold onto a bar of soap, no handles and nothing to grip. Right now its the latter, I feel like everything is spinning and swirling out of my control. Not necessarily bad, just very much out of my control. Over the last several months I have taken what I believe to be the next step in photography and began to try and share my knowledge with others. I am putting myself out on the line even more so than when displaying my photographs. It is just me and my knowledge out there with no photographs to hide behind.