Cracked :: CA
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” – C. Joybell C.
As many of you know, besides just taking photos and authoring books (shameless promotion) I write for Light and Landscape Magazine (#1 landscape photography magazine through itunes), and teach local to my area. A few months ago, the magazine approached David and I about a brand new venture involving a large-scale teaching format for their readership. Basically, they asked if we would be interested in teaching photography to people all over the word via the interwebs.
“Pfffttt. No way“, I said. “Why would I want to do that??”
Oh. Wait. That’s not what I said. I believe my exact quote was, “Hells. F’n. Yes.” I adore teaching, and encouraging others to grow their passion and I am very excited to be able to help more people reach their photo goals! So, for those of you interested in growing your photography skills, in a nutshell, the magazine is offering a monthly subscription to grant you access to the Member’s Area. That access gets you lesson plans, feedback, how-to videos, live hangouts to answer questions, etc etc. Basically, a whole bunch of awesome.
If you’re interested in learning more, Matt (the brains behind the magazine) is doing a 40% off sale until Thursday ONLY. You can (should!) watch a video all about the new awesome learning program that all of the cool kids (you are a cool kid, right??) are doing here: http://www.lightandlandscape.co/learn-with-light-and-landscape
As for the image above, for those of you interested, it was taken in Death Valley in December after some historic flooding (yes, I said flooding) in October. These mudtile areas were just drying out, and the patterns were so fresh and full of texture. Unfortunately, in some places, they were also full of people writing “I love DV” and “Sally wuz here” because, I suppose, some people just can’t help themselves. *sigh*
I know I just posted something about it recently, so I won’t preach, but please….as a good human being, make an effort to preserve the spaces we have and enjoy collectively. Just recently, a historic icon in California suffered some severe fire damage because people were thoughtless with their actions. They didn’t think about the consequences of spinning steel wool near the old, dried wood of a beached boat in Point Reyes and because of that, a local and tourist favorite spot is now partially destroyed. Leave no trace, friends, or future generations won’t have anything left to photograph.
Cracked: f/9, 1/40 sec, 22mm, ISO 100