brutal beauty / i find everything about this photograph to be beautiful. but when i think back on our condition when i shot it, my perspective changes. this was near the end of our trip after we had hiked in, camped out a few nights and topped a couple peaks. we were hot, exposed, dehydrated, tired with aches, blisters and mosquito bites all over. we couldn’t seem to escape the discomfort unless we were unconscious enjoying a nap. i’d do it all over tomorrow!