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Enlightenment

Kings Canyon National Park
California, USA

For millennia, man has sojourned to behold the meditative waters of the eastern sierras.

At 12,000 feet, tranquil water and crisp air foster a visual moment as timeless as the canyon rock. This is a moment of “Enlightenment.”

I hiked ten miles through the majestic mountains and then two miles off trail, attentive to the rhythm of my breath as the satisfying crunch of snow beneath my boots provided percussive accompaniment.

As I approached the jagged precipice, my gaze skimmed across the pristine surface of the canyon lake. My steps halted; silence replaced the harmonized anthem of my breath and boots.

Even my mind fell mute to nurture a moment of pure experience, no longer tethered by my walking thoughts.

My legs had climbed 12,000 steps; my soul had soared to the heavens.

See Ya On the Trail!

 
 

Field Notes
Camera:  Arca Swiss 8x10 F-line Camera    
Lens:  300mm
Aperture:  f64.2
Exposure:  1/2 Second
Film:  Professional Fuji Velvia

Awards
2007
PPA International Photographic Competition  •  Merit