I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots. It’s a fun little exercise in posting seven of your best photos with captions and then passing it around the travel-blogosphere. Here goes:
1. A photo that takes my breath away
2. A photo that makes me laugh or smile
3. A photo that makes me dream
4. A photo that makes me think
5. A photo that makes my mouth water
6. A photo that tells a story
Showtown USA Bar – A dilapidated building as the perfect metaphor for a vanishing art form. Read the full story here.
7. A photo that I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)
Band of Grass – This is not the best picture I’ve ever taken but it’s the one I’m proudest of. It was taken just outside the Grand Prismatic Spring (above) in Yellowstone. The spring is surrounded by vast and imposing vistas that were attracting innumerable camera lenses. This little band of grass was valiantly attempting to eek out a living between the river and the toxic runoff of the spring. I loved the symmetry and after I took the shot I hung out awhile to see if it attracted any other photographers. Nope. No one was interested. It’s easy to take pictures of big, impressive things but I like to think that a mark of a good photographer is the ability to capture the smaller things that most people miss. In this case, I think I succeeded.