...I just realized I haven't posted any photos with my beloved trees and forests since winter last year. How crazy is that?! Now that I've finished sharing my Icelandic work, I'm finally moving on to other photos... This self-portrait was taken in a magical jungle forest in Hawaii, from August. There was a beach right beside the forest, and the mist from the ocean waves kept drifting in front of the sunlight, creating these beautiful sunbeams.
If I was able to choose a favourite image I've ever taken, this one might be it. A couple weeks ago Shane Black and I went to one of my favourite lakes in the early morning, and at first the fog was so thick I couldn't even discern it from the still water that was mirroring it. We stayed at the lake for a couple hours and watched as the mist gradually lifted, beginning to reveal my beloved mountains. This was one of my most calming self-portrait experiences, taking my time to slowly walk through the water and then standing still to watch all the ripples dissipate until it felt like I was standing in a world frozen in that moment. (Meanwhile, Shane's patiently but determinedly spending a substantial amount of time chasing a goose down the beach for his own photo.) I'd say this morning was absolute perfection, except for the fact that the gumboots I was wearing under the skirt were not quite tall enough... the amount of times I walked too far into the lake and had glacial water pour down and pool up around my feet and legs is innumerable. But it only adds to the memory. :)