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SUCCESS (68)

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Created June 27, 2014 in Boulder, CO, USA.

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Designed for your meditation space, each photo is infused into a metal frame for maximum durability (300+ years). Made in USA. Final product has smaller watermark.
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About SUCCESS - #68

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

- Confucius

Upon discovering this amazing cascade, I let out a loud victory yelp. It was something that I had never seen before, the way the rocks were cut so jaggedly as the flow of the water trickled down. Sometimes I will come across an area that is so beautiful it is very difficult to photograph… This was definitely one of those occasions! It took an hour of surveying the location to settle on the exact spot for the balance.

Amazing landscapes need equally amazing balances. No random balance would have satisfied me on this occasion. This balance needed to match the “simplexity" of the environment that it was in. 

The sun was intermittent, and afternoon thunderstorms were close by. There was some pressure on my shoulders, as I could feel the power of the moment and the narrowing available time to work before the storm hit. 

After trying and trying I couldn’t get something that I was happy with. I felt defeated, as if I had let myself down. Rain started to sprinkle down, and I patiently waited for the storm to pass. It was all I could do. However, in those moments of waiting, I began to find my strength and appreciation once again for this beautiful scene. I couldn’t leave without success.

To my surprise, the storm passed and lingered in the distance… I knew I had another window of opportunity, but it had the potential to be cut short. As I began to work with the stones again, the vision of a beautiful counterbalance appeared before me. A few of the rocks I was working with fit the vision, and everything harmoniously worked itself into place. This balance was fairly difficult, but nowhere as difficult as composing the shot and finding the patience within myself. 

This edition is a beautiful reminder that would have never been created if I didn’t keep exploring, keep trying, and work through the discontent. Success comes with patience.