This past weekend I was blessed with opportunity to go to Big Bear with Epic, my church’s junior high youth group. This was my first trip as a youth leader. Serving an awesome group of kids, nomming down on some life changing food, and basking in God’s creation were definitely the highlights of the trip. Speaking of God’s creation, I felt a calling on my heart to capture a small glimpse of it:
— Maya Angelou (via anonymousmentor)
— (via anonymousmentor) something to think about
Well this is a fun story…so I signed up for a trip with my church and was going to go during Thanksgiving break, but it unfortunately ended up being cancelled. I was planning to go location scouting at a bunch of locations up north sometime within the next month or so but now that I had a free weekend I decided to call up my friend Keith and ask if he’d be down to go on a spontaneous road trip…and so it happened. So we drove over five hundred miles up North and camped out at a Sonoma Coast State Beach parking lot in the back of my car. Was definitely an interesting experience haha. First thing in the morning at like five thirty AM we drove up a hill nearby that looked down onto the location I was scouting. It was such a beautiful sight. Then we went on a hike and found some rocks that were perfect for climbing. We were bummin that we forgot some rock climbing gear, but there will be a next time. We also found an abandoned barn on the side of the road which was pretty cool. After that we drove south along Point Reyes which was also spectacular to see. We ate lunch at a sandwich shop there. The thing about California is there is always somewhere that looks like a different part of the world. California has all the climates for it. Then we continued on to the Marin Headlands and stopped at the highest viewpoint above the low clouds to see the Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Fransisco. I could also see from there the Headlands Institute where I made a field trip to in my Environmental Science class Junior Year of high school. After that we attempted to make it to Big Sur before sunset, which we kind of did but we didn’t stop anywhere. Finally we headed home and now I am sitting here waiting to go back and actually film some stuff there. One of the best weekends I have had all year. And here I present to you Trindie Picture Sesh #9 in all its trindieness:
This week I went to Laguna on a photo adventure with my friend and coworker. The sun was directly above us so the lighting was pretty bad. But we got around it and I got to go in the water which was nice. I’m hoping to upload some video every week too, so hopefully I can get that up today. We just got a new camera at my work (the Sony NEX-FS700) and I did slash am doing some cool stuff with it. Stay tuned!
Edited in Adobe Camera RAW
Have an awesome weekend!
I traveled through Portland this past weekend, and oh man…what a good time I had. That place is so artsy and expressionistic. I got to see my cousins and their son and daughter, which was really cool. Rad people. I would have to spend a lifetime there to even visit half the places there. Which, is something I am even willing to consider. Who knows, maybe I’ll end up going to college there. Nonetheless, I took my camera everywhere and took a lot of pictures of the course of 3 days. Here are just a few of my favorite pictures that I took:
Edited in Adobe Camera RAW.
Have a wonderful weekend!