For Jeff by cwexplorationphotography

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I never got to meet Jeff Swanson but hearing about his story and the lives he touched inspired me to post something in his memory. Plus cancer sucks. Plain and simple. I’ve lost many loved ones to it, so any way that I can support the cause to finding a cure is a huge plus in my book.

Please check out Jeff’s memorial page and the Melanoma Research Foundation website in the links below:

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This image comes from a very foggy sunrise up near Mt. St. Helen’s Washington. Sometimes you just need to be there, soak it all in and take a deep breath.

Mt. St. Helen’s, WA

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Kanarra Creek by blurrr001

Last year my friend and fellow photographer Jeff Swanson lost his battle with Melanoma. He was a great photographer, friend, and an inspiration to many. If you or somebody close has been affected by this disease, you are looking to learn more about melanoma, or you are looking to contribute to fighting this disease please click this link Melanoma Research Foundation to find a cure.

Kanarra Creek
Zion National Park, UT

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This was my second attempt at getting some shots of this place. The first time I went here the mistake was made to go on a Saturday morning. I thought since this trail was off the beaten path and 30 min from the popular Zion area we would be good to go. Man was I mistaken, hordes of people to the point when we reached this section of the hike there was a line to get up this log. Iam talking a line to ride a rollercoaster at a theme park kind of line, it was crazy, well needless to say we turned around and didn’t even bother waiting. I was pretty bummed but thats landscape photography. Now finally the second attempt obviously paid off. I returned here about 7-8 months later and decided to try again on a weekday just after sunrise, this time it did pay off, we were the first ones on the hike and had the whole place to ourselves, we didn’t see anyone until about half way back. Very cool hike and if you have never done it added to the list its worth it, IF the subway hike and the narrows hike had a baby it would be Kanarra Creek.

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