Last Saturday was one of those beautiful sunny days that reminds me why I chose to live in the Pacific Northwest. The weather was absolutely perfect: balmy 78 degrees, sunny, bright blue sky with just the right amount of fluffy clouds — a great combination for finding inspiration — which I have lost and struggling to get it back. I decided to take a road trip to one of my most favorite places: The Artist Point on Mount Baker. In my opinion, it’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
It was a great trip and I’m happy to say, I found inspiration on top of the world: I took a lot of photos, met some nice people, saw some crazy stunts, and most of all discovered the inner strength to climb the mountain peaks to reach the destination.
My first inspiration came when we were driving up the winding road to Artist Point. I saw an antique roadster drove past us and there were more following behind. Quickly, we pulled over to the side and I jumped out with my camera while being careful to avoid the edge — it was a long drop down. My fear of heights quickly disappear as I focused on the beautiful cars roaring down the steep hill… a perfect opportunity to practice panning — which is one of my weakest skills. It was a fun challenge and the most difficult part of the shoot was definitely focus and composition. Over all, I got a few good shots and better understanding about panning. 🙂
As I watched the roadsters drove down the hill… I felt a positive charge of energy that I haven’t felt for weeks and had the feeling that the rest of the trip was going to be interesting. I was right, it turned out to be a very good trip. Stay tuned for more photos from the top of the world in the next couple of posts. Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement in my last post! 😀