Lifestyle Photography | Peace Among Steel
I feel sad for those that cannot escape to the wild places that allow a person to forget, even for a moment, the daily grind and tribulations that are a constant part of an industrialized society. One of my biggest fears in life is that I will have to move to such a city that does not afford me the opportunity to slip back into the serene, the sacred places that still honor a natural pace and order. The simplicity of eat, sleep, breath.
A couple of weeks ago, amongst the hustle and bustle and feeling overwhelmed, I made a stop to the river, that I might forget it all just for a couple of moments. I am fortunate the river is practically in my backyard. I feel no greater therapy than when I am unhooked from the world and lost in wild places.
I was not alone, but still felt the easy silence. Or at least, a camaraderie of peace-seekers among the steelheads and salmon of the Salmon River (Pulaski, NY).
The evening light was perfect, the drift of the river was steady and calming, the fall colors were peak, and the fish were running.
You gotta wonder what was going through the minds of the fishermen below who, ever-so dutifully and delicately danced their lines through the drift over and over, only to have that behemoth burst from the water in front of them, as if to mock.
If you’re not taking time to enjoy the wild around you, you’re doing it wrong.
P.S. If you are a guide/outfitter/lodge interested in commissioning photography for your business, contact me, I’d love to help.