The crazy chain of events that first led me to the Pacific Northwest is best suited to be told over a few pints. Even with a 1-year bout in California, I still ended up back here and I really couldn’t be happier. As a kid growing up in a jungle of concrete, rebar, metal, and glass, nothing could be further from what I thought my comfort zone was than being surrounded by dirt, moss, mud, and freezing cold water. But, I guess the Pacific Northwest has that effect on some people. The best part is that I’m only still scratching the surface of what my new comfort zone is shaping up to be and what this place has to offer. I’m also very excited to share the journey with all of you.

This photo was taken at Big Spring Creek Falls in Washington with my Sony a7R and Sony FE 24-70mm lens. I had my Formatt Hitech 105mm Circular Polarizer on to help cut any water surface reflection and bring out more contrast in the scene. The camera was mounted on my beastly Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod. Stylization was done by building a custom preset in onOne Perfect Effects 9 and some minor tweaks in Lightroom.