And then there is California.
California, USA | 2014
Landscape, Travel, & Lifestyle
Believing that life is all about experiences and connections, this last year we decided to turn a couple projects in Lake Tahoe area into an extended travel assignment throughout the region. So armed with a small gear pack including a pretty amazing new motion control device by Syrp, whatever necessities that we could fit in our small wagon, our Airbnb account, and of course the french press, we made our first official venture as nomads into the amazing landscapes of Northern California.
How interesting how we often think we have to travel thousands of miles to experience the most beautiful corners of the world. But let me go on record to say that even with the experience of growing up in Utah, and having a pretty good collection of stamps in the passport, I’m not sure if I’ve ever experienced a richer or more delicious landscape then that of Northern California, and I don’t think it could have been better said than this:
“There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.”
- Edward Abby, American Writer (1927-89)
As we’ve worked on travel assignments over the past decade, we’ve learned that oftentimes real exploration, genuine curiosity combined with a lot of pause and appreciation can often produce better results than even the best researched and planned production schedule can. When we ‘disciplined’ ourselves take this approach, THIS is when when the shutter really clicked meaningfully and when we begin to truly appreciate the meaning of Rumi’s words: “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”.
Below is a small sampling of the still and moving pictures we were able to capture which we hope will give you a glimpse into the amazing landscapes of California which we fell in love with and cannot wait to return to.
“As I lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”
- Mark Twain (recalling his first sighting of Lake Tahoe)
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