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Photography is my passion. I do not only take wedding photos but also do portraits, landscapes, and street photography. This section represents my perspective on how I see the world through the lenses.

Hello Strangers!

In the early August, I got a friend request from Wisanu. Of course, I check out his profile and found that he is a Thai student at UTA. Alright, he seems like a cool guy, "ACCEPTED".

We had a conversation and he asked if I want to join him and his friends on a trip to Seattle for photography. I thought about it for a second. I don't even know this guy and I haven't met him. However, I checked the flight and price. I knew that I was available to go on this trip. I was hesitated.

Once again, I checked out Wisanu's portfolio and I was amazed at his photography skills and pictures. I WAS GOING. The trip was from Aug 14-19. 6 DAYS!

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
— Susan Sontag
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August 14th, 4AM

I'm not sure if this happens to other people, but I do not sleep well when I know that I have to wake up early. I went to bed at 1AM and needed to wake up at 4AM for a 6AM flight. I needed to get there early to check my bag.

I needed a checked bag for my sleeping bag, a sleeping pad, and a camping tent. I flew to go camping!

Camping is the exciting part. The plan was to camp four nights and sleep at an Airbnb for one night. Aren't you excited???

At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

"I'm waiting at Jetblue." 
"We are almost there."

I was so excited to meet these people. I'm going to a trip with 4 people that I've never met. I have only been talking with them for less than 2 weeks.

"Are you Wisanu?"

Sounds about right. Here we go. Let's head out to Mount Rainier National Park.

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A national park is not a playground. It’s a sanctuary for nature and for humans who will accept nature on nature’s own terms.
— Michael Frome

"Let's set up the camps and leave."

We did not waste time and headed out to check our first spot for sunset pictures at Myrtle Fall .

Myrtle Fall with No Luck

It was foggy. Wisanu and Kittithuch, one of the crews, had different pictures of Myrtle Fall. We expected the weather to be clear, so we can see Mount Rainier in the background. We saw nothing. 

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"Let's go back to sleep. We can come another day"

Wasinu talked with the team. We kept waiting for the clouds and fog to be gone but there is no luck.

We came back to Myrtle Fall on the next day.

 Myrtle Fall with Mount Rainier in the background

Myrtle Fall with Mount Rainier in the background

 You should never do what these two people are doing in the picture. The park is not anyone personal's spa. The ranger came after to tell those people to come out.

You should never do what these two people are doing in the picture. The park is not anyone personal's spa. The ranger came after to tell those people to come out.

August 15th, 4AM

"Are y'all awake??" My phone is ringing and and I check if everyone is awake. I have enough time to grab some food before heading out to Reflection Lakes.

Reflection Lakes

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We were not the only group to take pictures on that day. However, most of the photographers were Asian. No, there is nothing wrong with that until one American man say this,

"GET OUT OF MY STATE."

I have noticed that THIS  AMERICAN CAUCASIAN MAN was not very happy. He claimed that we stomped on wildflowers for taking pictures. I swear, we had the slowest walk inside the spot ever. We did not want to destroy the flowers which we really needed for our pictures.

"WATCH YOUR MOUTH. I'M AN AMERICAN AND PAY TAXES TOO"

One of the Asian photographers said back right away. I wouldn't mind if the OLD AMERICAN CAUCASIAN talked with us to be careful about the flowers. What he did was just rude on multiple levels.