The last time I witnessed Firefall in 2016 I hiked above the valley floor to get a different perspective from the masses. This year, I wanted the classic location but with the reflection in the Merced. Since most end up shooting telephoto (myself included) you don’t see too many of these because there is only so much space along the bend of the river where it isn’t flowing and spots here fill up FAST. There was still quite a bit of movement so I had to use an ND filter to smooth things out a bit. Not the picture perfect reflection but all in all it’s what I wanted this year. Big thanks to @dhavalilama and @louiskchan for saving me a spot while I made the drive up from LA that day and @sterfrygalli for pretty much letting me scissor him the whole time. @patrickc_la and @michellejacquemet were right up the way and @theisaacgibbs was perched above the valley getting the goods from up top. Got good light on the falls throughout the whole show so more to come. •
It’s been a whirlwind first few months of 2019 and spring is looking just as crazy. Taking a moment to reflect on how far I’ve come and to feel gratitude for those who continue to support me in the crazy way I chose to live life💕
Soak in breathtaking views of culturally rich St Petersburg from the top of St Isaac’s Cathedral (the largest in Russia). You will need to climb up over 250 steps but as you can see, it’s so worth it. Wander around the cathedral too and budget 45-minutes to an hour to visit both - the inside and roof of the cathedral.
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Heute waren wir ein wenig auf Erkundungstour und werden Limone gleich noch ein paar Nachtbilder entlocken. Zuvor gibt es aber erstmal eine kleine Stärkung und deswegen wünsche ich euch heute ausschließlich schon einmal einen guten Start in die neue Woche ! 😊😁
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Enfiler son bikini et ses bottes de rando. 👙🥾
Se sentir toute petite en déambulant dans la forêt dense du Parc national Booderee, géré par la communauté aborigène.
Tomber sur un wallaby en allant à la plage Hole in the Wall.
Lire après avoir fait trempette que les environs sont infestés de requins. 😂
Tour guides with sleeping kids on their boats. Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia 🇰🇭 #whereisguz ⇢ www.guzinmut.com/daily-grind
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Flower shop in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam 🇻🇳 #whereisguz ⇢ www.guzinmut.com/daily-grind
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Hippie shop in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia 🇨🇴 #whereisguz ⇢ www.guzinmut.com/daily-grind
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Wedding dancers in El Centro, Cartagena, Colombia 🇨🇴 #whereisguz ⇢ www.guzinmut.com/daily-grind
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Edelweiss has been stuck in my head all day...
📷: @ampayaban .
But seriously, we keep stopping and turning towards each other to say, “We’re in Austria!” Or, “We’re eating gelato and walking down the street in Salzburg!” Cause someone pinch me already.
Traveling is such a gift and I’m so grateful for every part, from the way it makes things sift around in my heart to the people keeping things going at home, gratitude for it all.
Yesterday, I drove the autobahn and ate Schnitzel in Munich and today things just got more unreal. Today, I saw things that I never even guessed I would see in my life. I stepped inside the Nonnberg Abby for a quick moment this morning because the hymns breaching the old wooden doors were so breathtaking that I had to get a closer listen. Once inside, I realized it was just regular church-goers singing praise; not a choir, not professionals, just people. I quietly made my way out and let them alone to their worship.
While I stood outside the church, I was met by an elderly woman caught in the same state of awe as I. We both agreed in our separate languages about the beauty of the abby’s facade. Painted gold in the mid-morning sun, rosy pink marble supports carvings of the virgin mother holding a baby Jesus among other holy figures. .
We weren’t the same in any way, this woman and I, but the understanding was there - we were in the midst of something wonderful and holy. Something meant to be treated with the highest honor and most delicate of ways.
I thought about commenting on how sharing moments of beauty unites people no matter their background, but that’s not even it. It’s deeper than that. I haven’t figured out what it is yet, but I’ll let you know when I do. .
PS, if you think of anything we should do in Milan, pass it along!
Der du von dem Himmel bist,
Alles Leid und Schmerzen stillest,
Den, der doppelt elend ist,
Doppelt mit Erquickung füllest;
Ach, ich bin des Treibens müde!
Was soll all der Schmerz und Lust?
Komm, ach komm in meine Brust! - aus “Wandrers Nachtlied”, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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