Piece description from the artist
I went out to Yosemite National Park in October 2017 with my sister. We were there for a week hiking around and taking in the different views of the mountain landmarks and valleys. Luckily we had a dear family friend that lived outside of the park who showed us to some views off the beaten path. This view was one of them. We were the only ones at the place in the morning after sunrise. Pictured here is the mighty El Capitan rock face, with a partial selection off of the Merced River. This was a trip of a lifetime and I cannot wait to go back again!
I started my photography journey in 2017 when a friend lent me an old camera one night around a bonfire in my backyard. I was fascinated with long exposures…how you could open up the shutter of the camera for several seconds and capture the movement of light in a way the human eye cannot perceive. The sparks crackled off the embers and were transformed into bright orange light trails against the backdrop of the midnight sky. I fell in love with photography that night and began to immerse myself deeply into this new world.
My goal is to capture the beauty in front of me and bring to the image my experience in that moment. Sometimes I have a specific vision for a photograph, but often it is the result of a spontaneous event – being in the right place at the right time. These fleeting moments are exhilarating and a source of inspiration to go outside, explore new places, and hopefully create something unique and interesting.