"In hard times beauty can seem frivolous—but take it away and all you’re left with is hard times."
Reblogged from 0ce4n-g0d
Ascendancy by Taylor Franta
A flat tire on a mountain road, a gnarly sunburn, lost sunglasses, and a bad case of altitude sickness later I at least have this to show for it.
What I like most about this picture is that fact that is shows action over a large period of time. I kept my camera stable for about 2 hours and shot the crawler coming up the road, a car driving down the road in the valley, the faint flashlight of a hiker off on the right, and a campfire up from the road in the valley. All of these were ultimately unplanned but I was fortunate enough that they all happened close enough together on this evening to shoot them. Finally, the moon was just out of frame and initially I hated the flare coming into the frame and tried my best to minimize it but in the end I think it adds its own unique effect to the image. It was one of those nights where despite the hardships everything ended up alright.