Matiu / Somes Island in the middle of Wellington Harbour. I wanted to shoot astro and was disappointed the weather wasn't playing ball by giving me a night sky full of clouds and very few visible stars. What the heck I thought and strolled down to the waterfront from Mt Vic, wrapped up warm and armed with my tripod to see what I could shoot. So STOKED I decided to head out, as the island, clouds and an unusual light were putting on a display like no other.
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Loc. Mt Telomoyo. Magelang. Indonesia.
Credits by @hendisyahputra
8 canceled flights, 3 delayed flights, a week past due, 4 canceled charters, an intense storm, 5-6 meter swells, a 3.5 hour boat ride over open ocean, a 13 hour day on a boat, after throwing up 3 times from crazy rough seas, 53 degree water with no hoodie or gloves, and I finally was able to stare Natures most *perfectly* engineered apex predator in the eyes. How damn luck am I.
Per Ardua Ad Astra.
It's nearing midnight, wearing hoodies, sitting on a picnic table on a rooftop overlooking Lost Lagoon. We spoke all night; got real; connected; shared experiences and stories. As I spoke to Joseph, I looked over his shoulder and saw an unusual misty light - one that kept dancing across the sky. I slowly stopped talking and my eyes grew wide "No... way." As he turned around the lights started sparking across the night sky. We both laughed hysterically; kind of like the moment Rafiki realized Simba was still alive in The Lion King. I've been wanting to take a shot of the lights since I got my first DSLR. Each time I missed out, I felt the pang of regret. I couldn't believe how the lights found a way to elude me every time. Now, here I am witnessing the lights this moment, right over Vancouver's head no less, ... and I don't have my camera with me! How is this possible?! At first, I felt a panic and regret for not having my gear with me, but just as fast as that feeling came, it went. I was met with a calmness and acceptance. For once, I could watch something this special without having to grab my camera and watching it through the viewfinder. All that I could do was witness this moment with a good friend.
It wasn't until Joseph randomly piped up and remembered that he had his old Sony Alpha in his apartment. He bolted to grab the camera and when we turned it on, it had less than 1% battery life! I couldn't believe it! It's working! I quickly looked over the camera settings, threw it in manual, and fired several shots while resting the camera on a laptop and books. Before the battery flat-lined, we managed to get a few shots off. We got it.
Now, to most, this may seem like a standard issue pic of the lights, but to me, this picture will remind me of two things: 1. Create the space for connected conversations with those that we care about 2. To let go of the ambitious effort of controlling things we simply don't have control over. Rather, be open and create the space to invite those very things into your life and understand that when they do occur, it won't be as you imagined it -- it'll be better.
Image by @rawmeyn @h_elen_a "My favorite part of a sunrise hike is definitely the time when the sun actually rises ?? There's nothing better then the warming feeling it gives me after that long dark & cold hike during the night."#GokyoRi
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