Bees🐝: Photo📷 : Art🎨 : Music🎸 (@zachfontes) — 🦂Don’t forget to take chances
⏬The Water Realm⏬
⏬The Water Realm⏬
👤The Shadow Realm🌑 It is tranquil here in the peaceful, eerie silence of deep earth. The air lies heavy with dampness and the musky smell of salt lies moist in my mouth. A perfectly timed... *drip* *drop* *drip* ...shatters the vacuumed air and echoes in sequence across the cavern. We are not alone here, there is life at work and things are changing; in the blink of an eternal eye, this cave has adorned her vacant skin with jewels of crystal.
🏕The Magic Triplets✨ A stranger in line at the local farmers market turned to me and asked, “Where are you heading for the night young man?” His eagle eyes must have noticed my 75L pack, and he figured that this was not my hometown. ———————————————————————— I responded with an all too familiar, “I couldn’t tell you sir, but I will find my resting place.” ———————————————————————— He grinned with a smirk and sort of twinkle in his eye, “I suggest you follow the Eagle, high and far it will take you. When your flight must shift, the right decision will soar you above the Triplets. One is too murky, one is rock filled with transparency, and one is simply invisible to the unseeing eye.” He paused, as if reluctant to speak his final words... “If you listen to the river it will share the location of the third.” ———————————————————————— I felt raptured by his mystic words and yet they made perfect sense to me. I knew this bird that he spoke of and the dividing path upon the crest. I went to sleep that night at the trailhead, and dreamed of magic. Anxious to begin the trek the next morning, a hurried breakfast had me out on the trail at dawn. The right decision came to me 16 miles later at the division, and looming in the distant valley, the first of the pools lay far below. ———————————————————————— The first was indeed a murky mosquito pond, whilst the second was giant, refreshing, clear and vacant. Despite the allure from my beautiful swim in the second lake, I knew there was something sacred further ahead. The strangers words led me to this... a place to spend my next 3 days. Camping upon an island, only reachable by jumping rock to rock across a void. This story I tell you was my first strong experience of coincidence that changed my sight forever. I needed to be in that line, meet that man, and learn how to speak in riddle. The human mind becomes weak and frail if we do not exercise its abilities to the fullest. Never stop exploring my friends.
🌲In the Depths of Oregon🌲 There seems to be a time when all else ceases to exist and the senses awaken in full bloom. That time is the present moment, when everything funnels together in a type of euphoria. There is no better way to think, feel, or exist, than as a warrior traveler of time transfixed in the present. Release the nonexistent clutter of the mind that surrounds this moment. Medium Format Film Film: Kodak Portra 400 Camera: Mamiya RB67
🌀Slow it Down🌞 Lazy Shutter on the Sunrise Waves Bruny Island, Tasmania, AU ———————————————————————— One day at a time my friends. Feel the warmth of that energizing star through the seemingly layered clouds. Another day to make chiseled steps towards your dream on the horizon. Despite efforts that may yield minimal results, a constant movement forward is self-satisfying and ultimately, progressive.
💫Sign on the Dotted Line🌙 It is no mystery, the stars shine brighter when our perspective has been honed to a sharper point. This clarity will bring a new sense of awareness and appreciation for the journey at hand. ———————————————————————— A Light Painting atop Sentinel Dome in Yosemite. Using a color-shifting light source to paint this one together. After each solid phase it transitions to a pulsing rhythm as you can see, orange, orange pulse..green, green pulse...ect. When I hit the tip of the eye, I used a plain flashlight to click on/off making the dot you see. Then continue on to the the end of the signature. *fun fact* I have learned to sign my initials backwards for this type of photo alone, because otherwise I would have to mirror-flip the image (if you know the landscapes you would notice) and I would be blocking the painting as it forms otherwise.
💫Morning Thoughts🌙 Inspiration comes in many forms, all of which bring a sort of ignition within ourselves. It may be an individual of integrity, a landscape of significance, a dream of possibilities, or a wave of internal commotion crashing upon stable shores. No matter the source of the spark, a sense of empowerment and forward thinking is inevitable. Find that spark, and feed that fire as if nothing else matters.
❤️💐Happy Mothers Day💐❤️ This goes out to all the wonderful Mothers of the world, human and animal. Your dedication, hard work, and nurturing allows new life to exist here on earth. None of us would be here today, if not for our Mothers. The human race and animal kingdom all owe thanks to the Mothers who have provided an opportunity to live a life at all. You are appreciated and loved. Mom I love you so very much. @warmsmileforyou ———————————————————————— 1. @josie_ocean & Amelia 2. New Zealand Fur Seal & Pup 3. @ashtian_carver & Sayler 4. Gray Kangaroo & Her Joey 5. @ashtian_carver & Sayler 6. Sonoma Cow & Her Calf 7. @sasscarey & Evie 8. Queen Bee & Her Offspring
💎Blue Persuasions💙 The moment has arrived, where you take that first step into the unknown possibilities. Perhaps you have anticipated this so much that it feels as if you’re walking in a dream. Life is just a dream, and every word we speak, action we take, and thought we conjure to existence will continue to effect our perspective reality. The power of our intentions is far stronger than our surface behavior, and it can be felt near and far. Keep you mind elevated through the daily trials of character and spirit. Have a beautiful day my friends, I’m off to care for this planets hardest working little insects✌️🐝💛
🌾Genuinely Heartfelt🌾 Day 5 we complete the baseline circuit around the back of the mountain. Each night camping in unique rock shelter overhangs that lie beside a gentle flowing river. We felt no need to rush to the summit, enjoying a break from the months of road travel prior. Something led us here, a Swiss German man on a bicycle crossing a river bridge at sunset as we sat in discussion of our next move. Taking his advice proved worthy as a storm rolled in, and those rock shelters provided cover from the downpour that lie ahead. The moral of my story is that there is no need to rush ourselves along, the journey itself is more fulfilling that the destined goal. The people we meet and lose, the lessons we learn and pass along to others. A certain happiness to be found through the trials of it all as we become who we are destined to become. Don’t focus on your goals so much that you aim directly for them and miss the beautiful moments in between. Genuine actions and helpful motives provide others with keys to reach their own dreams and in turn propel us forward in turn. Show your friends that you care, make time for the ones you love, and don’t become blinded with your “self-love”. Someone once told me that “self-love is easy, everyone can do that; loving outwards to others with genuine compassion takes real strength.” Say what you feel, act as you believe, and most of all empathize for what you may not yet understand. Have a great day everyone, lets make the world a better place and spread some light for those in the dark✌️ Much love. @emmancipate23 and I en route to the summit.
⛰The Gift of Friendship🌲 I am blessed to be surrounded and supported by an incredibly diverse and beautiful tribe of family and friends. Through trials of life and death, I owe you all my deepest regards. Thankful for the empowering individuals I have the honor of knowing in this life. Much love to each and every one of you amazing humans. @fourblock_ guapo and shit. Much love Luis! Multnomah Falls, Oregon Medium Format Film Kodak 160 6x7