Romance Your Wild (@jayrmcdonald) — Have camera, will adventure.
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Imagine you were here. You, your best friend’s, freedom, free from time, hindere
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Imagine you were here. You, your best friend’s, freedom, free from time, hindered only by the setting of the sun. This is your life. Wherever you are, whoever you’re with, the number in the bank, the size of your waist or the person you wake up to, to look in the face.. Are all okay. You are where you are supposed to be right now and you are there for a reason. Don’t let reading this stop you from enjoying your current, but don’t be afraid to ask for more. I see and meet so many new passionate, talented and hungry creatives everyday and I want you to know there is opportunity and room for each and every one of you. Two years ago my life did not look like this. Two years ago I put everything I knew on hold to pursue this, (whatever this is). I’ve never found stability sexy but I took what foundation I had and threw it away. I can’t really say I decided to do it like some brave, spontaneous story, it just sort of happened. I pursued what I wanted like hell fire and I can’t seem to stop the addiction to do so. This life is wild, adventurous and blessed, but more often than not I am tired, anxious and stressed. I feel the relentless weight on my chest but that’s how I like it and I wouldn’t change it no matter the test.. I want you who are reading this to be encouraged. I want anyone that is looking at the lives of those on this platform here or outside around you, that you can have anything you want. Fail more than you fly and do it daily. Somehow you’ll end up somewhere like this, so maybe capture some film to hang on the fridge along the way ↠ 16mm / f2.8 / 1/160 /ISO 500 ↠ • • • • • #romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#photography#folksoul#awesomeearth#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#stayandwander#earthfocus#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#thatpnwlife#quietthechaos#themountainiscalling#explorecanada#alifealive#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#atticus#atticuspoetry#jaspernationalpark
14.09.2019 20:32:57
It’s almost that time of year again. The time when summer seems to roll over and
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It’s almost that time of year again. The time when summer seems to roll over and pull a blanket of vibrant creamsicle colours over itself. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, sand, winter and snow.. But it’s the fall that is my favourite time of the year. It comes and goes so quickly that I never cease to appreciate and admire it’s rarity. The mornings are crisp and sharp but not too cold. Plaids, pastels and pumpkin seem to rule the streets and you get scenes like this, straight out of a dream, the moment you escape the urban scene. Coffee becomes hotter and more of a necessity (not like it wasn’t before), menus change to offer something a little more sweet and savoury, people seems to migrate closer to the fire, each other and the warmth inside. Life has been moving faster than ever, but I hope you take a moment to stop and admire all the little things around you that make these fall memories last ↠ 50mm / f2.8 / 1/320 /ISO 100 ↠ • • • • • #romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#photography#folksoul#awesomeearth#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#stayandwander#earthfocus#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#thatpnwlife#quietthechaos#themountainiscalling#explorecanada#alifealive#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#atticus#atticuspoetry#jaspernationalpark
13.09.2019 04:05:30
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Life seems to be moving faster than ever these days. The air is already crisp, t
Life seems to be moving faster than ever these days. The air is already crisp, there’s frost in the morning, the leaves are turning. This summer was a whirlwind and I couldn’t be more grateful for every experience. But the best part about it has and always will be the people met along the way. I am forever grateful for how having a simple camera in hand has broken down barriers between what seems to be everyone out there. As summer closes and fall begins, I have never been more excited for what’s next.. And Beanies, I hate washing me hair.. Thank you to everyone who is and has been a part of this wild journey ↠ @sonyalpha A7riii/ 35mm / f16/ 1/5sec /ISO 50 handheld ↠ • • • • • #roamcreative#romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#awesupply#travelstoke#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#自然#vlogger#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#wildernessculture#peoplescreative#旅行#explorecanada#景色#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#bealpha#yycphotographer#yyc#sonyalpha#folkgreen#vzcomood
12.09.2019 03:12:54
Good crew, great hike, amazing sunset. This is not one I will soon forget.. When
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Good crew, great hike, amazing sunset. This is not one I will soon forget.. When we started this hike the intention was to send it for a short hike to the second of three lakes. When we got to the second lake we realized we had enough time, light, Swedish raspberries and coconut water to make it to the peak we saw far off in the distance. The hike quickly went from being a 5km jaunt to a full send 21km glacier chase. At one point Richard’s watch gave him a notification saying “this is the most you have moved in a year” 😂. I shouldn’t be talking though because as we sat to rest at the second lake, 4 strong ladies from the All About Adventures crew soared past us with 60L bags, tents, camera’s and all (Don’t ever let anyone tell you these girls don’t hike for real). When we got to the top I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was standing in the middle of the bluest glacier I have ever seen, above a rushing waterfall, beside a reflective mineral pool and under an electric sunset. It’s moments like that that make every hike worth it. Thanks for a great one Pemby ✌️ ↠ pc: @marcwebster A7riii/ 28mm / f2.8/ 1/250sec /ISO 160 ↠ • • • • • #roamcreative#romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#awesupply#travelstoke#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#自然#vlogger#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#wildernessculture#peoplescreative#旅行#explorecanada#景色#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#bealpha#yycphotographer#yyc#sonyalpha#folkgreen#vzcomood
10.09.2019 03:53:18
She wanted to dance to @the1975 while the sun set over the city and I wanted to
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She wanted to dance to @the1975 while the sun set over the city and I wanted to play with my camera.. As crazy and fun as this life is, things are often rushed and hectic. Sometimes I go months without seeing certain family members or friends. Unfortunately it’s often the one’s closest to us who get the brunt of it. Knowing they love me means I get a little more grace, but that’s a cheap excuse and I know it.. It’s nice to have lifelong friends you can just be yourself and do what you love with. Sometimes just being in the same vicinity is all it takes to feel connected again ↠ A7riii/ 75mm / f2.8/ 1/500sec /ISO 250 ↠ • • • • • #roamcreative#romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#awesupply#travelstoke#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#自然#vlogger#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#wildernessculture#peoplescreative#旅行#explorecanada#景色#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#bealpha#yycphotographer#yyc#sonyalpha#folkgreen#vzcomood
09.09.2019 03:36:36
When I was younger I remember asking my Dad for the new gaming system. He stood
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When I was younger I remember asking my Dad for the new gaming system. He stood up, went to the kitchen, grabbed a wooden spoon, slammed the drawer, tossed it to me and said “go play outside”. I’m so grateful I had a Dad who let me roam until the sun went down. We camped, dirt biked, skied, climbed trees, shot slingshots, fished, cooked over the fire and ate way more ichiban than any human should ever consume (it was the fastest thing I could cook and eat to get back outside). Some things have changed as I’ve gotten older, but I’ve never lost that lust for adventure and love of being outside. I can’t wait for more alpine adventures ↠ pc: @therichardkelly + @victoraerden A7riii/ 30mm / f2.8/ 1/640sec /ISO 200 ↠ • • • • • #roamcreative#romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#awesupply#travelstoke#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#自然#vlogger#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#wildernessculture#peoplescreative#旅行#explorecanada#景色#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#bealpha#yycphotographer#yyc#sonyalpha#folkgreen#vzcomood
08.09.2019 03:39:19
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A couple weeks ago, the @roamcreative.ca boys and I hosted a camping meet up in
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A couple weeks ago, the @roamcreative.ca boys and I hosted a camping meet up in Nordegg Alberta. It was so rad to get to hang with old friends and meet some new. We shot together, ate together, sat around the fire, had a marshmallow fight and got to connect further with no service. It was the most refreshing weekend I have had in a long time. Nothing beats getting to disconnect with your best friends in the great outdoors. Having the @colemanusa Connectable 6 and 3 Person Tents made it easy to fit everyone in one place. The 6 person tent is great for everyone to sleep in while the connectable 3 person tent is great for storing all the gear. If you also want to #GetOutdoors and go camping with Coleman, visit your nearest @canadiantire#colemancamping#sponsored ↠ A7iii / 16-35mm / f2.8 / 1/200 / ISO 125 ↠ • • • • • #roamcreative#romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#awesupply#travelstoke#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#自然#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#wildernessculture#peoplescreative#旅行#景色#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#bealpha#yycphotographer#yyc#sonyalpha#folkgreen#vzcomood
06.09.2019 18:46:54
I have always loved the way Cascade mountain cascades over the town of Banff. So
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I have always loved the way Cascade mountain cascades over the town of Banff. Sometimes nature offers a remarkable composition that has to be admired. It blows my mind some days that you can simply cross the street in Banff and see something like this from a cross walk. I’m excited to find new perspectives and beauty in familiar and unseen places as each day goes by ↠ @sonyalpha A7riii/ 75mm / f2.8/ 1/1000sec /iso 100 ↠ • • • • • #roamcreative#romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#awesupply#travelstoke#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#自然#vlogger#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#wildernessculture#peoplescreative#旅行#explorecanada#景色#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#bealpha#yycphotographer#yyc#sonyalpha#folkgreen#vzcomood
05.09.2019 18:30:42
I’ve never really understood the whole “energy” thing. Some people have it, some
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I’ve never really understood the whole “energy” thing. Some people have it, some people feel it, some people sense it and some people don’t. Is it body language, non verbals, posture, intuition, clothing, etc… Or is it just energy? For me personally, I have always had an immediate sense or feeling of energy. I can tell in what seems like an instant if I like, can trust and am comfortable with a person. On the flip side, I can tell without any verbal interaction whatsoever, sometimes even when just entering a room if an individual’s energy is off. If it is, I can’t trust that person. People have told me I’m crazy when saying no in business dealings or relationships simply because of a distaste or dissonance with their energy, but I have never been wrong. And anytime I have ever ignored it, it has come right back to bite me in the ass. That being said, some people have the opposite. A bright, beautiful, positive and magnetic energy. One of the things I love to do most is try to capture that energy, in a still. Will I ever do it perfectly? Probably not, but there are few things more fun than to fail at capturing someone’s magnetic pull and.. Energy, whatever that is. ↠ A7riii/ 75mm / f2.8/ 1/320sec /iso 400 ↠ • • • • • #roamcreative#romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#awesupply#travelstoke#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#自然#vlogger#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#wildernessculture#peoplescreative#旅行#explorecanada#景色#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#bealpha#yycphotographer#yyc#sonyalpha#folkgreen#vzcomood
02.09.2019 03:42:48
Mount Rundle has been my favourite mountain for as long as I can remember. Drivi
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Mount Rundle has been my favourite mountain for as long as I can remember. Driving past it as a kid, I used to imagine it as a shark fin, a sail in the wind and a fortress, mighty from every angle. It’s amazing how we let places like this that were once magical and majestic lose their excitement and spark. I love showing newcomers places like this for the first time because it’s a stark reminder of how lucky we really are. The other day while showing @6stops from London a Mount Rundle sunrise for the first time, we were less than ecstatic and almost apologetic that the morning didn’t have the sunburst colourscapes we are used to. All the while he was looking at us like we are totally crazy, losing his bucket over the view in the process. Going from location to location I watched Luke absorb what he was seeing for the first time in total awe. That’s why we do this at the end of the day isn’t it? To capture and share what we find beautiful with those around us. I guess what I am trying to say is, don’t let the magic become mundane ↠ A7riii/ 28mm / f16/ 1/05sec /ISO 200 ↠ • • • • • #roamcreative#romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#awesupply#travelstoke#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#自然#vlogger#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#wildernessculture#peoplescreative#旅行#explorecanada#景色#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#bealpha#yycphotographer#yyc#sonyalpha#folkgreen#vzcomood
01.09.2019 04:46:33
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This hike was something else. I have tried to do this hike 4 times and unfortuna
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This hike was something else. I have tried to do this hike 4 times and unfortunately was stopped by Bear Activity each time. On this day, my 5th attempt, I was out with some of my best friends, my big brother, his love, some new friends we met on the trail (don’t ever be afraid to stop and say what’s up) and perfect conditions. Walking up the trail we talked about life, business, relationships, creativity, fitness, etc.. This is one of my favourite things about hiking, when there’s no service conversation becomes full service. I loved hanging out and sharing idea’s with some new creators and talking about our screw ups with old ones. When we walked over the crest on our final ascent my heart was pounding in my chest. I’d like to think it was from my excitement but it could be because I have been spending too much time editing in coffee shops gathering up that Lightroom lard. Upon seeing this view a wave of dopamine strong enough to make your grade 11 math teacher smile hit me like a ton of bricks. That feeling, those moments, these memories, that’s what this whole thing is all about. Thanks for making this one memorable @danmickeyd@mirmurrrr@jackie.larouche@trevor__masterson@mitch_explores@tannerwoods_@jr_jurassic@ricardomiller1993 ↠ Shot on @sonyalpha by @marcwebster ↠ • • • • • #roamcreative#romanceyourwild#socality#travelalberta#awesupply#travelstoke#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#自然#vlogger#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#wildernessculture#peoplescreative#旅行#explorecanada#景色#northwestcreatives#explorealberta#bealpha#yycphotographer#yyc#sonyalpha#folkgreen#vzcomood
30.08.2019 18:49:25
Seeing the “Valley of Fire” covered in rain was such a surreal experience. The s
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Seeing the “Valley of Fire” covered in rain was such a surreal experience. The smell of ozone in the air was pungent, the sand seemed to glow with an orange and red hue I can only compare to what I imagine Mars would look like. The dust settles and the sun hid for what became this shot. We couldn’t believe we stumbled upon this place in these odd conditions. We hid from the rain, I changed a strangers tire (popped on the way from New Zealand to a Lady Gaga concert in Vegas😂) and shot every inch of this place that we could, with the time that we had. Things don’t always go according to plan, but it always pans out when you’re with your best friends doing what you love the most. I’m eager to get back to this beautiful place for a sunset one day, but until then here’s @marcwebster soaked, stoked and ready to adventure ↠ A7riii/ 70mm / f2.8 / 1/400 /ISO 400 ↠ • • • • • #romanceyourwild#socality#lasvegas#photography#folksoul#awesomeearth#roamtheplanet#earthpix#visualsoflife#thevisualscollective#stayandwander#earthfocus#allaboutadventures#visualsofearth#ourplanetdaily#artofvisuals#thatpnwlife#quietthechaos#themountainiscalling#alifealive#bealpha#atticuspoetry#yycphotographer#sonyalpha#folkgreen
28.08.2019 05:09:53
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