#tbt to the day Dave and I spent all afternoon building a huge kicker to get like five photos. 👉🏼 Swipe right for full image. Also, if you’re gonna be in the @jacksonhole area this winter and can ski like this, hit me up! Let’s shoot!
Still going, still growing. Despite what could be assumed from my posts and stories, I’ve never considered myself to be very good at climbing. I lead easy/moderate, have never “projected” a route, and seem to almost never go out with people who aren’t better at the sport than I am. But I’ve removed expectation from the equation, and you know what? I’ve surprised myself a little. It takes time to learn to push your comfort zone. Just be patient with yourself and don’t give up. You’ll get there. _______________________________________________ For anyone looking to try a new sport or replace some worn gear, I’ve partnered with @backcountry to give you 15% off your first order. They’ve got everything from outdoor apparel to technical gear of all kinds and offer free 2 day shipping on most orders. Just use code “ELISE15” at checkout! #goatworthy#backcountry#sponsored
For the last few years, I’ve used @Lightroom almost exclusively to edit my photos. I can honestly say that it’s been a major tool in helping me develop a style that I love and I can’t imagine my workflow without it. That being said, I was honored when they asked me to develop a set of six fall themed presets to be made available for free download on their blog. Editing with presets is a useful way to understand how other people achieve certain looks, and I really hope that some of you can benefit from using these! I’ve also made a tutorial on how to import and edit with your presets in case you’ve never done it before. All up on the Adobe blog! Check the link in today’s Instagram story! (Also, this image was edited with my preset “Fall Forrest.” Swipe right to see the unedited version.) #ad
Just wrapped up hosting my first multi-day photography workshop! It was such an awesome experience to be able to share my home with a few adventurous ladies and bond over mutual hobbies. We practiced shooting landscapes, portraits, and astro, and I’m proud to say that everyone graduated to shooting fully on manual mode! I can’t wait to do more of these down the road! Swipe right to see a few pics from our couple of days together.
Windwalker traverse day 12 – the Cirque traverse. Terrifying rappels, a fixed anchor blowing, near loss of our rope to a crack, Ryan taking a lead fall over 1000ft of exposure, and a 5.2 dirt/ice gully after sundown. Still, we laughed and carried on and tucked our heads against the wind and argued about which one of us would be Frodo and which one of us would be Sam if we were Frodo and Sam. And of course, cursed ourselves for our severe under-packing of snickers bars. They say you only remember the good parts, but I’d have to disagree. It was the shared struggle and the unexpected that made the experience so worthwhile. ——————————————————————— Sharing a few more photos from this trip in today's story!
Two weeks, 167 miles, 126,000ft of vert gain/loss, and 50 peaks later... We’ve successfully traversed the Wind River Range from north to south, folks! I may have looked like pic #1 most often, but I felt much more like pic #2 the majority of the time… ——————————————————— Here’s what I learned: 1.) Going up and down 50 peaks is an effective way to lose 6lbs in two weeks (Don’t worry, I haven’t eaten a single vegetable since I got out of the mountains so I’m sure I’ve already gained it back). 2.) My body can hold up pretty well for exactly 9 days of peak bagging from sun up to sun down. Day 10 on is torture. 3.) If you’re bored enough, you may able to recount nearly every single scene from the Lord of the Rings trilogy despite having not seen the films in years. Try it next time you’re out in the mountains hopping around on rocks and getting blasted by hurricane force winds for two weeks! ——————————————————— More pics to come! #windwalkertraverse PC: @ryan_burke11
We’ve got big dreams and small problems. And a long journey ahead. The plan is to traverse 50 peaks in the Wind River Range over the course of the next 13 days (but it may end up being more than 50 cuz @ryan_burke11 is a slave driver/ over achiever/ super athlete). But really I just want to see more of these places. I want to see how they shape me, I feel like I need it. ——————————————————————— Oh, and in case you missed my last post, Ladies Outdoor Photography workshop happening this fall. Check the link in my bio. Space is limited! PC: @im.your.hucklebery
LADIES: Thank you for your patience! I’ve been getting so many messages asking when I’ll be doing my fall photography workshop, and I’m excited to announce that it’s finally up on my website! Link with more info and sign up page is in my bio. We’ll be day hiking, camping, hot springing, backpacking, and focussing on lifestyle, portrait, and night photography. Each attendee will also get some @mammutna gear that should come in handy during the workshop. Only six spots available. Can’t wait to meet you!