My Journey

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"The Journey" is a way to add life to the old phrase, "A picture is worth a thousand words". Now a thousand words may be a little long, and I am a firm believer that some things are better left to the imagination...but sometimes the imagination needs a little nudge in the right direction. So keep a lookout for updates to this page, which will consist of a photo and the story behind how I got it.  

Risk it for the...

Posted February 11, 2019

Author: Wyatt Peterson

Ice cracked beneath my feet as I slowly made my way further and further from shore.

“If only I could make it around this corner” I thought to myself, as I continued to weigh the   outcomes with every step.

On one hand, my shoes for the day were chacos and if I did go through the ice, they would be just fine. On the other hand, the farther I pushed the boundaries, the deeper the water would be. My camera came first for this excursion and I knew I needed to be somewhat sure of my chances.

"Just a couple more feet and I would have the perfect angle." I said to myself.

Little by little I gained the ground I wanted, listening as the ice squeaked with every inch I went. Looking down brought even more anxiety as I watched existing cracks splinter in countless directions under the weight of my steps... 

“SNAP” the subtle sound of my shutter was like a thundering boom in that moment. My senses were on high alert as I took the photos I had come out for. Finally, after a couple clicks of the shutter, I turned around and made my way back to shore. Satisfied that the risk paid off and the only casualty of the day were frozen toes. 

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