This is the story of an afternoon living the good life with my good buddy Josh. We met up in New Hampshire and climbed the Whitney Gilman Ridge on Cannon Mountain. Music by Double Irie, reproduced with permission from band member Dan Merwin. Enjoy the short video below.
Back on December 7th, I went to visit Carlsbad Caverns with my folks. I had visited the park on a road trip in November 2007 with my buddy Josh. I remember being very impressed with the formations and the lighting on the inside of the cave. We left the town of Carlsbad, New Mexico early in the morning and drove to the entrance of the park, where we found the park to be closed. Icy conditions delayed the opening of the park until around 10AM. We drove carefully up to the park entrance and a heavy fog, wind and below freezing temperatures greeted us to the park. I was excited because all things vertical were covered in hoar frost, which made a beautiful landscape to photograph. At the entrance to the cave, the warm air rising from inside the cave and the cold air sinking from outside created a awe-inspiring cloud feature. I was photographing the entrance when a park ranger approached me and we starting talking about photography. A few weeks prior on November 29th there had been a rare fog blanket in Grand Canyon NP over in Arizona, and a few photographers created a Timelapse video to showcase the rare event. The park ranger suggested if I wanted to create a video to share with them, and I got to work. I shot 400 stills from three angles. This short video shows the weather above ground, the entrance to the cave fog phenomena and also a quick highlight sideshow from the other cave formations. Original music created for this piece by my buddy and collaborator Cody Tucker.