Monday

Out West Pt. 2

This set of photos are from the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Treasure Falls and Garden of the Gods. One of my very favorite moments was on the way back from the Grand Canyon, stopping along the road side to photograph wild horses. This trip has changed my view on life. Life isn't going to wait on us. The world is going to keep growing and changing whether we want to be a part of it or not. It's up to you if you want to let it affect your world and alter your way of thinking. Don't let excuses stop you any more. Get out there and explore. 


Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, 35mm 1.4 Lens. Edited with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6 and VSCO Presets

85 comments:

  1. I've stood in some of the exact same spots! Awe-inspiring to be sure. I can't wait to go back someday...

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  2. Kinsey, these pictures are amazing!!! you've got an amazing gifts! thank you for inspiring all of us!

    Sisie
    Lifeinreallight.blogspot.com

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  3. Your pictures are gorgeous! I especially like #1 and 6. Beautiful!

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  4. These photos are incredible! Like truly beautiful. Makes me want to work even harder with my photography. And you are so right about life! Don't let it pass you by.

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  5. I am heading out west this summer & this makes me infinitely more excited! Gorgeous.

    Allyson
    http://allysonwonderlandphotography.com

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  6. I love your photography! One day I hope to visit the Grand Canyon. :)

    -Anna
    floralled.com

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  7. I still haven't been to the grand Canyon, but while looking at your pictures I decided I really have to go!
    Thanks for sharing all your pictures. What an inspiration.

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  8. Beautiful! The sun/light in some of your images is stunning!

    Joanna
    http://wearebeholden.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh my gosh...stunning photos. Did you pay the guy to sit on his horse by the edge of the cliff!!
    J

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  10. These photos are incredible! Just how I remember it when I visited 5 years ago!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  11. Amazing! I visited the Grand Canyon as a child but would definitely love to go back there after seeing these!
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  12. STUNNING! I long for a road trip even more now.

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  13. This is beyond gorgeous!!! When God creates something He sure does know what He's doing!!

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  14. Gorgeous photos! I love the horse shots :)

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  15. What beautiful pictures. You've really captured the beauty of the area. Lake Powell is my husband's favorite place on Earth. It truly is God's country :)
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  16. every single photo is stunning! that's part of the country i've yet to see, but hopefully there will be some in my future and I will be ready, camera in hand!

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  17. You take breath taking photos!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  18. you are such an amazing artist. i am pinning everything. sell prints someday!

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  19. Beautiful pictures and an even more beautiful quote. Thanks for the inspirational words!

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  20. Gorgeous photos! The first one took my breath away!

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  21. These are so magical, I absolutely love the west and I feel like you captured its essence perfectly. The wild horses are definitely a favorite :)

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  23. i've loved your blog since the first post. i was just wondering about that first picture. which lens did you use? its inspiring.

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  24. Wow, all of these photos are absolutely stunning. So beautiful!

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  26. Beautiful photographs! The canyon photos are just stunning!

    xoxo,
    Nat
    Modern Buttercup

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  27. Adore these photos! So still and incredible.

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  28. Incredible! It is a different world out there! Can't wait to explore like crazy once we move cross country to Portland. So much grandness to take in!

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  29. Oh my gosh! I love every photos!
    I hope I can take photos like that.

    xx The Expert Dreamer

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  30. Amazing- absolutely stunning. So inspired to drive out there! The color and the depth of your Horseshoe Bend photo is just so rich. And the wild horses..wow!

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  31. Как красиво!
    Мне очень нравится!:)
    А где это находиться?

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  32. simply stunning. You captured the beauty of the west perfectly. I am so glad you got a chance to travel there! Aren't wild horses the best?!

    Kylee at Ropesouls
    www.ropesouls.com

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  33. Gorgeous pictures! You really captured the beauty and the greatness.

    Mary
    http://marymarysgarden.wordpress.com

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  34. These photos are magic! :-)

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  35. So, so good, Kinsey! Thank you for sharing this bit of your trip. I hope to make it out there in person one of these days.

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  36. These photos, especially the first, are truly breathtaking.

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  37. Breathtaking places!
    Thank you for your words, Kinsey, they might just have turned my day around...

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  38. stunning. These make me want to dig out mine from a few years back....

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  39. Beautiful!!! This kind of landscape is unusual to me, because I'm from Siberia, Russia :)

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  40. These are beautiful. Just flew overhead and thought wow but these up close shots are wonderful!!

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  41. these are so beautiful. i seriously would love to have #5 as a poster print on my wall -- it has the most gorgeous composition.

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  42. ohh my goodness. I want these all on my wall, now. would be so pretty all together in a den or living room!

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  43. WOW! The first and last ones are just GLORIOUS. I'm ravished by these!

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  44. these photos and words are just what i needed. super inspiring. thank you!

    charity
    lumivintage.blogspot.com

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  45. These photos are breathtaking; I can't imagine what this was like in person. Thanks for sharing.

    xo Melanie
    http://thehalfginger.blogspot.com

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  46. kinsey, these photos literally make me want to cry they are so beautiful. the word beautiful just doesn't even seem right. you are such an amazing photographer, and im so happy to got to experience this trip. this is the part of the country i want to visit so badly. hope your moving is going well!! xo

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  47. These photos are absolutely INCREDIBLE! you inspire me so much as a fellow photographer. keep it up, pretty!

    xo,
    hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  48. Gosh, these pictures are amazing, x

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  49. Beautiful images, amazing places. I live close... ;)

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  50. I love seeing my home state from other people's perspectives. Just reminds me how beautiful it is. Thanks for sharing :-)
    xo Jac
    the sunshine district.blogspot.com

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  51. These photos are amazing Kinsey.

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  52. Such gorgeous vistas - I really loved looking at these photos!

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  53. These landscapes (and the horses!) - so breathtakingly gorgeous. What an incredible experience it must have been to see such wild beauty in person.

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  54. These photos are gorgeous. I'm going to start saving my pennies for a trip out west, just based on these photos alone. Thank you for sharing!

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  55. I literally gasped when I saw the first photo. Absolutely gorgeous. I aspire to become a photographer like you. When I see photos like yours, it keeps me motivated to improve and practice because I know the end result will be amazing. I love your style.

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  56. Kinsey! You need to make a book out of these. Beautiful images.

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  57. These photos are beautiful. They brought my memories of my visit to the grand canyon back to life.

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  58. These photos are AMAZING!!! I love how you captured the southwest's beauty!! I was super excited to see Lake Powell and Horse Shoe Bend because that is my town!! I feel like a celebrity was in town knowing you were here ;) Hope you enjoyed your time traveling to all these beautiful places!!

    xo,
    Shio

    www.sweetnessaboos.blogspot.com

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  59. wow, this photos :o great work

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  60. Such mindblowing scenery captured by a talented photographer. I can't wait to visit the US and stand in these spots. Thank you for these shots.

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  61. This is such a brilliant, brilliant set of images.
    Thank you for inspiring me!

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  62. Dangggg you make me want to travel!!

    Lydia
    lupinelydia.blogspot.com

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  63. These are just breathtaking! Fantastic work :)

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  64. Your photos are incredible, you are so talented - they turned out much more impressive than mine from out West.

    ButtonsAndBirdcages.wordpress.com

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  65. WOW. Incredibly stunning. Timeless.

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  66. wow. So so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!!! I hope I can take fab photos in a stunning place like that some day :) Inspiring.

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  67. Your pictures are breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing them. =)

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  68. Wow. All I can think of watching these pictures is I LOVE GOD! (And thanks for those last sentences; maybe I really needed to hear them..)

    Päivi
    http://howsheloves.blogspot.fi/

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  69. amazing, amazing photos! and thank you for sharing the camera/lens/editing programs - great to know for those of us looking to improve our photography!

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  70. look at those incised meanders!...yeah, literally said that when looking at these amazing pictures. never have i been so aware of my geology geekiness. i've been to garden of the gods once, but would love to go again. and grand canyon is obviously a must.

    like i said, these pictures are amazing.

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  71. Your photos are always so beautiful! If you don't mind me asking, what VSCO pretests do you most often use for color and black and white photographs? Thanks!

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  72. Your photos are always so beautiful! If you don't mind me asking ... which VSCO presets do you most commonly use for color and black and white photos? Thanks

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    1. Thank you! With various VSCO settings I've created my own presets to fit my personal style!
      Kinsey

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