Summer Backpack Trip

I’ve not looked at my August backpack photos for quite some time, but today I was in the mood to check more of them out. Very frequently I need to let images rest a while and see them differently when I return to them. This is happening both with the Ansel Adams Wilderness area images and with some from our New England adventure. I’m grateful I’ve learned not to trash images too quickly!

This particular photo is from a special trek I took with one of the other photographers on our trip, Jerry Bosworth. It was a very special hike for me, and a privilege to go on this adventure with him. Because of the clouds I was seeing — and after the horrible storm we had earlier in the week — I was just sure we’d end up getting rained on. Turns out it only threatened but never did more than that. Whew!

The Threat, 8.9. 22

And since I’ve mentioned Jerry, here he is, at work! (Later, on our hike back down, he helped me cross a creek. Otherwise I’m really not sure what I would have done!)

Jerry At Work, 8.9.22

New Hampshire

And sometimes it’s nearly all green, a color I love.

A Bit of Forest (I), 10.5.22

And I may as well share both of the images I was working on … right? This second one caught my attention because of the white bark of the birch tree, second from the left: see those bands? I know they are faint, but in real life they stood out quite a bit.

A Bit of Forest (II), 10.5.22