Everyday Adventure // Mountain Getaway

Every Saturday, I have the honor of serving with a great group of people at Pulse, and this past weekend, we had a staff retreat to the mountains for a little R&R.  Much, much needed!

Some friends of ours were kind enough to let us crash at their beautiful home outside of Divide – I love the feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere.  Especially when it comes to inspiration and rejuvenation.

I’ve never really spent much time photographing a campfire, but I had a lot of fun playing with long exposures (between 4-15 seconds) and there were a ton of resulting photos that I loved. I had a hard time narrowing down which ones to post, but here are a couple favorites.

Those last photos also involved another technique I tried out for the first time – light painting, using the moon as my light source!  It was a little tricky, since you had to move the camera while it was exposing and you were pretty much guessing what would turn out, but I think it yielded great abstract results.  Here’s the fanciest I got (still pretty rough):

Hope you all had a relaxing and inspiring weekend as well!


(If you’re interested in seeing more of my photos from our weekend, check out the Pulse blog.)