I'm really excited about the human element weekly theme and wanted to share this post with you all. Hopefully you find some inspiration from it, because I can't wait to see what you beautiful souls can create for it.
As for me, I have been on a pretty non-stop travel schedule for the past few months and haven't had a whole lot of time to go through my photos, much less do any photo editing. Not complaining, my days are full of blogging and looking at cool stuff all around the world.
For example, this beautiful view of the Grand Teton mountain range just outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I had the pleasure of hanging my hammock up here for a couple weeks back in October. I think. Maybe September--it's hard to keep track sometimes. Anyways, it was right after I left South Dakota, which you can read about, here.
It was cold, especially for this heat seeking Hawaiian. But I didn't mind with a world class view like this. I noticed the gorgeous sunset and rushed over to the bay to try to grab some shots. I was so pleased when this stranger decided to photobomb my landscapes. If you're out there kind stranger, thanks a million!
Like Ben was saying in his weekly theme entry, the human element can really give big landscapes like this a sense of scale. The little person, big mountain effect really makes the viewer appreciate just how grand these majestic mountains are.
On top of that, the body language and stillness of my stranger friend tells the story of how humbling such an experience is. I must have looked at this photo a thousand times, but each time I'm transported back to this place--only in his shoes, as he quietly plants the sunset into the mountains.