(View looking southeast towards Lake Almanor with Reading Peak in the foreground. Atop Mt Lassen volcano) — at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
I had put all my gear away to partially descend Mt Lassen when I happened to turn around. It took me a moment to realize that I was looking at the shadow of the mountain stretching to the horizon. I was awestruck by the scene. Needless to say, the gear was quickly taken from the bag to capture the moment over Lassen Volcanic National Park.
I had spent all my time looking into the sun that I had forgotten to turn around. Isn’t that so true for most of us? Not staring into the direction of the sun, but focused on something that we forget to take a moment to consider all the different perspectives around our position.
Here are a couple of the photos from atop Mt. Lassen looking to the west.
When is the last time you had a moment that reminded you to look around?
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the article and photos. Please let me know if you’ve had some similar experience. Until next time. See you on the trail.
Matt is a creative fine art landscape and commercial photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He stepped away from a successful engineering career in the midwest and moved to California to chase his dream of becoming a full-time professional photographer. Over the last two years, Matt has traveled the world chasing light and capturing one-of-a-kind landscapes.
He enjoys sharing his adventures with family, friends, and strangers along the way. When he is not hiking to a remote location, Matt enjoys volunteering for local and national conservation organizations. His mission is to share the world with people, inspire a sense of adventure, and to make a difference for the planet.