Bye bye Marie.

#waves #surf #sunrise #surfing #ocean #california

It’s weeks like these, when hurricane swells light up Southern California, that working full time hurts just a little bit. Though I’ve been kicking myself all week, watching photographers put up insane photos from everywhere under the sun, this morning goes down as one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen at home.

Thankful for that.

#sunrise #california #surf #surfing #santabarbara #ocean #canon #hurricanemarie (at Hurricane Marie)

It felt right to be in the water close to home for a change today.

#waves #ocean #surfing #surf #spl #california

Making cool things with your hands: ✔️

Going straight from work to surfing with your boss, coworkers, and their kids: ✔️

Burgers on the company card afterwards: ✔️

Not bad for a Wednesday.

#surfing #waves #ocean #canon #spl #surf #california #placestoplayin (at even if the waves were only 8”)

The lack of waves around here finally got to me last night. It’s made me so irritable that I couldn’t take it anymore - so I suited up and jumped in just to swim with the sun and feel the salt on my skin. The magic of shooting in the water instantly came back, even if there were no waves. The ocean is the cheapest form of therapy I know.

In honor of the glory and magic of the sea - and making my first payment on my student loans yesterday - I want to give away an 8x12” print of this image I shot last night to the first five people who email me.

keatonhudson@gmail.com. Cheers.
(at Celebrating Things)

Staring into lumber multiverse today at work. (at Burls Are Cool)

Loving working full time and settling into a rhythm, but every once in awhile the mountains start calling again… Time to start planning for another trip @zoomdak

#rei1440project #rbp #themountainiscalling #redbeanieproject #oregon #exploregon #discoveroregon #pnw #pnw_captures #northwestisbest #thingscentered #makeportraits #east (at East)

There are some moments that manage to cement themselves in your mind forever - this is one of them. No map, no trail, no campground, no clue. Waking up to silence but for geese calls as they flew over the lake and the crinkle of frost as it fell off the tent. Take me back.

#east #rbp #oregon #discoveroregon #pnw #pnw_captures #redbeanieproject #camping #rei1440project #northwestisbest #exploregon #snow (at Pining for Handwarmers)

"There’s a rhythm in rush these days, where the lights don’t move and the colors don’t fade."

#oregon #travelstoke #traveloregon #discoveroregon #pnw_captures #pnw #east #exploregon #redbeanieproject #rbp #solitude #adventureisoutthere #liveauthentic #welltraveled #wanderlust #iyl #ifyouleave

It’s been a whirlwind of travel - from Nepal to two back to back out of state weddings - and while part of me is ready to stay put for awhile, the other part of me can’t help but want to be back on cloud nine with my cousin, traveling #east through Oregon. I keep coming back to the photos from that trip over and over again. Can’t wait to do it once more, sooner rather than later.

#wanderlust #exploregon #discoveroregon #pnw #pnw_captures #clouds #welltraveled #liveauthentic #northwestisbest (at Cloud Nine)