Personal: Our 'Staycation'

Last week, my partner and I went back to basics with a 'staycation' in the Poconos for some much needed rest and relaxation. Not only was it a greatly appreciated break from the constant hustle and bustle of the city, but also served quite well as an excuse to hike/location scout more potential spots to work on my Natura series. It was lovely to get back into the vibrant and incomparable lush green of the forest, and the misty, cloudy forecast made it easy to capture some really great images. I'm not sure if there's anything I love more than being out in nature with nothing other than my camera and my partner/photo assistant, and this trip was exactly what I needed to get my creativity gears grinding again. It's easy to get burned out in the city that never sleeps, so I was immeasurably grateful for a long week of unwinding, and I think I found some really spectacular locations to shoot next. Hope I get to go back out into the forest soon!

Missing Sweet Summer

I don't know about you, but right around this time of the year, I hit my winter wall; that period where spring seems much too far away, and winter much too cold, and all I wish for is past warmer days. What I wouldn't give to be out and about hiking in Jim Thorpe right now, back at Glen Onoko Falls. 

A few days ago, I was going back through the photos from my last trip there, and remembered some panoramas I'd been meaning to edit. In my spare time, I finally finished this one, so in longing for summer's return, I wanted to share it with all of you. Can't wait to get back out and take more photos of such a beautiful town!

Jim Thorpe, Summer 2013

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