Volcanic Ridge by Brandontylerlyons

I took a trip to the Eastern Sierras this past September with Paul and Mich Rojas. We backpacked to Minaret Lake the day before making it up to Volcanic Ridge. Paul points to the top of Volcanic Ridge and says, “we’re going up there tomorrow”. I was initially a little hesitant, as there wasn’t a clear path to the top. Bushwhacking and scrambling with a dull headlamp isn’t recommended. In hindsight, we should’ve just camped at the base. We approached the ridge from the southeast side at 4 in the morning to get to the vantage point that gives an unobstructed view of the Minarets, Mt. Ritter, Banner peak and the surrounding lakes Cecile, Iceberg and Ediza lake (word by Mich Rojas). We scrambled 1700 ft to the top to reach 11,500 ft elevation. I pushed myself to the brink of collapsing to get up here in time to catch the aplenglow. I missed the burning light but was more than pleased to make it just minutes before the mountain was engulfed in warm light. A huge shout out to Paul and Mich Rojas for being great friends and motivating me to get to the top.

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Reflections by sandtasticdays

Reflections is the name of my exhibition that opened today in Abu Dhabi and I already have some sales with a good few in the pipeline, it was well attended and feedback was wonderful.

Feeling thrilled and truly blessed.

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Golden Shadows by sandtasticdays

So here I am at the crossroads, do i continue to post my work on 500px, the rate of change is prolific that I really can’t keep up. Are the changes making 500px better or more popular? In the past year I have had my work published in professional photography magazines, newspapers and I am just embarking on my first solo exhibition. i am beginning to sell prints of my work and I am wondering is it worth all the effort of posting to 500px. I do have a sense of loyalty as it has had a massive influence on me and I have made many friends but maybe its time for a break to take stock, consider and watch. as ever your support and warm words continue to inspire and you can always follow my latest posts on my FB Page.http://ift.tt/1WB5ssO
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Light and Shadow by sandtasticdays

Last week in England before heading back to Abu Dhabi. Looking forward to visiting the Mosque and have some new shots in mind. The cooler months in AD are so lovely.

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