We shot sunrise at the same spot that we took in the sunset the previous evening, since it was a bit lackluster. This is an iPhone shot that doesn’t do the scene justice. I can’t wait to edit the wider Nikon version. It was very pretty, but not amazing…at least to us.
Over the past week, while we were doing a lot of grueling hikes to some hard to find places, I had a lot of time to think. One thing that weighed heavy on my mind was how we weren’t able to appreciate the beauty of some locations, presumably because we altered our perception of beauty too much too soon.
We started the trip off at Oneonta Gorge, Trillium Lake, and Spirit Falls. These were absolutely stunning locations. Our perception of beauty had been changed by them, and it was mostly downhill after that.
We found ourselves disappointed by a few spots, and it even got to the point that we would rather just relax at the hotel. To be fair, the hotel was comfy, and we had done some difficult hikes after messing up our feet on the rocks at Oneonta. But still, there was so much to see, and we wanted to lay around, playing with our phones.
Next time, I think I’ll try to save the best for last. And, next time might not be that far off, since one of my travel buddies wants to go back to the gorge in a few weeks. I’ll have to introduce you to her and some of her work soon because she has some good stuff to share.
(Shot with ProHDRX and edited with Snapseed)