Location: Way up high
I was spoilt for choice this week so I thought I’d pick a couple of images with a common theme…photos of folks who have walked up big hills.
The first, Untitled by Vanessa Griffiths, I chose for it’s simplicity and lush colours. There’s just something about the quality of the light here that caught my eye. You can tell by the long shadows that it’s a bit later in the day and the hikers have probably been working really hard to get to where they’re at, enjoying a much deserved relaxing moment in the sun.
Today’s second pick comes from the much celebrated camera of Nathan Reimer. He’s a regular here and looking at this image, it should be obvious why. Nathan really goes out of his way to get that perfect image and this one is no exception. Correct me if I’m wrong but it looks as if this was carefully planned, that Nathan didn’t just happen across a dude in a red suit, standing perfectly still and straight, waiting for his photo to be taken. That is just cool. On top of that, the contrast between snowy mountain and sunny coast makes the perfect setting for the contrast of red on white. Stark, a little spooky and very, very cool.
Thanks Nathan and Vanessa!
It’s that point in your consciousness where you can feel at one with nature, escaping the trappings of the day-to-day to an almost dream-like place where nothing else seems to exist besides you and your natural surroundings. It is our opinion here at VIA that Vancouver holds a unique place in the civilized world in that reaching this state often requires no more effort than simply pulling off to the side of the road, pocketing your keys and taking a few steps into the forest