Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Girl Who Climbs



Meet Veronica (@vinyasaraptor): yoga instructor, rock climber, and all around strong-as-heck woman.  She is the sister of my other half and when she came to visit us in California, we took her to Joshua Tree.  I'm always in search of new photographic subjects and the rocks out in the wilderness were the perfect backdrop.  Veronica was kind enough to humor my dreams to be a Serious Photographer and played model while we explored the desert.




Joshua Tree is popular with climbers because there are so many rocks to scale.  Headstone Rock was right by our campsite so we went exploring there first.  One of my favorite pictures is when Veronica ascends toward the sky between a narrow chamber of rocks.  It looks as if she's climbing towards the heavens, doesn't it?



There is a popular rock at Keyes Point which overlooks Coachella Valley and Palm Springs that people like to take photographs atop.  Naturally, here's a picture of her pulling off bakasana on a peak that's sided with steep descents.  #GOALS.  Anyone else want to try this on a mountain?

8 comments :

  1. Oh wow that's an amazing view! I've not tried climbing before... I'm super clumsy, hahaha.

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  2. these are beautiful! rock-climbing looks amazing, would love to try it someday. thanks for sharing!

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  3. I would really love to practice rock climbing. I know this is really hard, but it looks really interesting and dangerous to me. A sport or an activity I could try to be active.

    kandice.me

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  4. Wow, this looks absolutely stunning. That last pose scares the crap out of me though! Xx Eline

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  5. Ah these photos are AMAZING! I love landscape and those huge boulders! Yep - nothing like that in the UK!

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  6. those are amazing set of photos! it does feel like she's climbing to heavens. that particular photo is impressive.

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  7. These are fantastic photos! Although I'm so nervous for that last shot, oh god!

    Meg | Elmpetra

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  8. Wow SHE'S A GOAL, XX bING, AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHY, xx Bing.

    www.bingyourstyle.com

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