Sometimes it feels like fate. And I don’t mean that in a weird spiritual way.. but also I kinda do. When the circumstances all line up and you literally get the perfect light, pilot, wind and weather conditions during the one day you are able to fly on your schedule & theirs. More often than not these things just do not happen. It had been raining nonstop in Kauai & the forecast was looking pretty bleak. There was momentary break in the weather & this came together.
I shared this on my personal account @burkgnar and felt like it would be applicable here.
Shot on iPhone X
As an adult, it’s rare that you get to watch your parents experience something new. Today I got to share my love for photography + flying with my family, as I watched them take their first aerial tour. They were stoked and wide eyed as we soared over the Na Pali coast. I photographed its many moods, colors & shifts of light for hours & hours.
Years ago, the first pictures I ever took were shared with only a few family members. In some ways it feels full circle to be able to have that same joy many years later.
. @airventures_hawaii @desimalan
Over 7,000mm of rain a year. That equates to some of the lushest rainforest on the planet. I was shocked to learn it actually rains more in Milford Sound than the Amazon. Given the steep vertical walls, trees & foliage have no choice but to grow upon the rock faces. If the forecast says rain and clouds you are in luck. That is truly the best way to see it.
Collaborating with talented people is by far my favorite thing about this app. @rachelryle put together this awesome animation inspired from my film ‘Under An Arctic Sky’. Watching this brought me right back to the Stoke we felt while making this film. It still feels surreal we have been able to tour this across the globe with over 100+ screenings & share it in places as remote as Greenland & India. Now it’s available on iTunes & Netflix for everyone to enjoy. To watch, check my bio link.
Growing up my backyard view was a neighbor’s fence & telephone poles that lined a busy street. I craved open space. I wonder if seeing this view as a kid everyday makes you numb to it, or appreciate wilderness more. Deep in Reinefjord.
I would say that among my most cherished memories over the last 10 years shooting surf, has been the times where local kids have come out to watch the surfers at a remote wave. It’s happened everywhere from remote villages in the Faroes, to tiny islands like this one in India. I guess there is just something to be said for watching the expression on their faces, the excitement as each wave is ridden and in some way sharing what we love with them. The stoke for waves is universal... whether you are in the water or not.
6:50 am...One more year around the sun. Couldn’t have spent it any better then out of cell range, surrounded by some amazing friends on an isolated peak, high above the clouds. It was a windless night on Mitre Peak... you could hear the Tasman Sea below our small wet bivy spot. I can’t think of a greater birthday present than waking up to this view
For the full experience - check my IG story.
Shot on iPhone.