Tag Archives: Hiking

Night Hike Up Mt. Olympus

Wasatch Front at Night

Two nights ago I went on a little night hike adventure. I had been stuck in the studio all day editing and being a bit frustrated with work I was feeling like I had to get out into the mountains. I went home had some dinner, got the kids to bed, and at 8pm I left the house.

I had remembered this spot I wanted to shoot while on a hike up to Mt. Olympus last summer and decided to head for that. I figured it might be a cool shot at night. I had a water bottle, camera gear, a headlamp, my hiking boots and hit the trail. I had forgotten two things however. First how far up this spot was, and second how steep it was to get there. I was determined to get a shot so 2 hours later and after ‘3500 of elevation gain I arrived here at the saddle overlooking the Wasatch Mountains. I grabbed a few shots, and then without really resting, headed back down. I arrived back at the car around midnight feeling satisfied and exhausted.

Often we get caught up what others have or are doing, when what we really need to do is appreciate what we have and where we are. Grateful today for what I do have, where I live, and for what I’ve been blessed with in my life.

Iceland Trip Preview

Last week I got back from a trip to Iceland.  I’ve always wanted to shoot there so when one of my old interns Blake Hansen told me that him and some of his buddies were going I had to make it happen. I wasn’t let down. It was the most epic place I have ever been in my life.  What an amazing country. I was able to put some of Sierra Designs products to the test. Along with the new yet to be released Profoto B1 Air remote trigger for Nikon thanks to Profoto and Pictureline. I shot most of trip with the new Nikon D810 in some of the most beautiful and mind blowing locations I’ve ever seen. I’m editing all the images now and getting everything ready.  Here is a little sample of some of the images I got over there. Many more images to come!

Iceland Glacier Hike

Svínafellsjökull Glacier, Iceland