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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.

This is the PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP!

The long distance hiker, a breed set apart,
From the likes of the usual pack.
He’ll shoulder his gear, be hittin’ the trail;
Long gone, long ‘fore he’ll be back.
— M.J. Eberhart

This is a photography trip, not a vacation.

What does that mean?

All these people are pretty serious photographers. I'm pretty sure the pictures from this trip will be in Stock picture market very soon. Wisanu and Kittithuch spent two weeks in planing this trip. We will spend more time taking pictures than sleeping. We slept and had foods in the van, so we had enough time to travel to the destinations.

Let me take y'all through the second day of our trip. Y'all will understand.

August 15th,

4:00 AM

We woke up at 4AM and prepared to head out to Reflection Lakes for Sunrise pictures.

  Sasi  was being the model in this picture. Y'all need to check out her work on her  Instagram !

Sasi was being the model in this picture. Y'all need to check out her work on her Instagram!

7:30 AM

We headed back to the camp and had some foods and take a nap.

  Sasi  is making STEAKS!!!!

Sasi is making STEAKS!!!!

12:00 PM

It's the time to check the location for sunset pictures. The plan had a couple locations for sunset pictures and we tried to figure out which location was the best. We went to Deadhorse Creek Trail.

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2:00 PM

We moved to another camping site. This site had only a couple spots left, so we got the camp site early to make sure we had a place to sleep.

4:30 PM

We arrived at the head trail to Mazama Ridge for sunset pictures. And again, we didn't have idea what we could expect about this location. Mazama Ridge was very big. We came early to make sure we could find a good spot for pictures. 

8:15 PM

It's the time for sunset and twilight. We have roughly around 30 minutes when the color started to peak. I followed other photographers in the area for this spot. I saw they were waiting for a good time, so I believed this spot would worth to wait.

10:15 PM

We arrived at Sunrise Visitor Center for astrophotography. The weather forecasted the sky will be clear and we would see milkyway over Mount Rainier. The milkyway showed up when we arrived and will be moving to the middle of Mount Rainier around 1-2AM.

I was super tired from all day hiking and taking pictures. I decided to hiked back to the van to get some sleep.

 Milkyway over Mt Rainier at  Sunrise Visitor Center

Milkyway over Mt Rainier at Sunrise Visitor Center

August 16th,

3:00 AM

We left Sunrise Visitor Center around 3AM and the crews decided to get more astrophotography at Reflection lake. I was still sleeping though.

6:00 AM

I woke up and my friends are still taking pictures of the stars. I decided to jump out for a quick picture of Kittithuch with Mount Rainier at Reflection Lakes.

  Kittithuch  is taking pictures of Mt Rainier at  Reflection Lakes . Check out his amazing works on  Flickr !

Kittithuch is taking pictures of Mt Rainier at Reflection Lakes. Check out his amazing works on Flickr!

7:30 AM

Finally, we were back to the camp and get some sleep. We set alarm at 11:00 AM for another hike. Of course, two hours and thirty minutes of sleep was very enough. Who needs EIGHT hours??? lol

I was very tired on that day. However, I was pretty happy about pictures I got from each location. Wisanu and Kittithuch's plan was amazing. They calculate, compare, and look on forecast about everything. The sky was clear and milkyway showed. At this point, I needed to rethink about myself if I'm a serious photographer because they are the next level of serious photographers!! #ForReal


Here are some pictures for this day.

 YES, WE DO A GROUP PICTURE!

YES, WE DO A GROUP PICTURE!

 Sasi and Wisanu are being cool with Mount Rainier in the background!

Sasi and Wisanu are being cool with Mount Rainier in the background!

 Kittipat is recording video for this trip.

Kittipat is recording video for this trip.

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