Wednesday, May 19, 2010
From left, Greg Stahl and Curtis Major digging into their bear canister for a ration of food - High Sierra, California
Photographer Note: Anybody who has to deal with a bear canister will laugh at this photo. It's funny because we never have a problem with bears in the backcountry. The only time we have a problem with wildlife is in the campground. Before we left on this trip a Yosemite bear sniffed Major's head because he had a peanut in his pack.
After days of shooting hard in seven different locations, I was tired, dirty and in need of relaxation. I drove 150 miles roundtrip to soak in one of my favorite hot springs. It's worth the time and energy to make things happen, especially when this is the payoff.
From the mountains to the valley - Bishop, California
Photographer Note: I've been talking about California's versatility for a decade. When I travel around the world, I often say, "there's a place that looks this in California." I'm a firm believer in utilizing by backyard simply because I can get dramatic images locally while reducing client costs. Don't get me wrong, I'm still available for assignments anywhere in the world, 365 days per year, 24 hours a day.