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The Sand Waterfalls of Antelope Canyon North

While the typical photo one would expect to see from Antelope Canyon North would be of light shafts beaming down, I thought it’d be fun to change things up and share a waterfall… made of sand. The guides who led our group did a really great job of running interference, blocking other people from walking into this particular chamber. They …

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The Grand Canyon Seen in 6 Feet

“I don’t care what you say anymore. This is my life.” ~Billy Joel If I were to be critical of myself, I’d say that most of my life has been lived “on rails”, referring to video games that play out on a mostly predetermined track. In a lot of ways, it is sort of fitting because I have a really …

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The Call of the Aurora

It doesn’t matter if you got up at 4AM to catch a flight to Oslo. It still doesn’t matter if you have a multi-hour layover with a delay to catch your connecting flight from Oslo to Harstad. It even doesn’t matter if you have a 3.5 hour drive in a totally unfamiliar place in the pitch black of darkness. None …

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Focus and clarity

So something that is very personal about me is that for several years now, I’ve really let myself go in terms of my physique and athleticism. I am very aware that I have no one to blame for this but myself and my lack of will power. You see, when you have near limitless access to a cornucopia of free, …

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Pushing the boundaries

I have an acute memory as to when I first realized just how terrified I was of heights and, surprisingly, it’s a fear that I didn’t realize I had until well into my 20s. It was back in 2004, on my first trip to the Grand Canyon. Alas, if you ever need a place to serve as a barometer to …

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Icebergs!

At some point before or very early on in my recent Iceland/Norway trip, Colby Brown Photography warned me about being extra mindful of the waves at the black sand beach near Jökulsárlón. He told me stories of many workshop students getting gear totally saturated by saltwater from rogue waves that came out of nowhere. He also told me about how …