alexhopes I'm going to eat soooooooo much tomorrow. #NicheLostInLandscapes #wildernessculture 6h

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alexhopes Which presents more joy:

Christmas morning as a child, or getting your film developed as a 20 something?

#analogfeatures
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  •   marniemo Kinda the same thing, isn't it? I always forget what I've taken pictures of so it's like opening a gift. 2d
  •   colorhere @chaelibuda gorgeous. 2d

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alexhopes The hike to Havasu Falls was long and brutal. Especially with a 60 lb pack.

If ever you decide to do this 25 mile round trip hike, pack MUCH lighter than I did.

#instagood #wildernessculture
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  •   texaspatrick Ugh. Can't wait to go back. Nice eye to grab this shot 3d
  •   mmmishhh I can't wait to go there!! May be making a birthday trip 3d
  •   alexhopes @mmmishhh You should. It's amazing. 3d
  •   anthropocene We're considering making this our first stop for our road trip in late May. I knew it was a long hike, but thought since it was mostly on the canyon floor that the majority of it would be flat yet sandy. Is this a correct assessment?? 3d
  •   alexhopes @anthropocene The hike in wasn't bad, mostly because of overcast weather. The hike back was gruuuueeeling. There was no escape from the sun, even though it was just 80 something degrees. The worst part is hiking 11 miles, then facing the last mile which is all switchbacks up the canyon wall. If I did it again, I would pay $40 to have a mule bring my pack back for me. I don't think it would have been challenging had I not had my pack. My buddies had 25-30lb packs and struggled mightily as well. 2d
  •   anthropocene Yeah, my pack averages 30lbs, but I'm thinking maybe a hike in/mule out situation. 2d
  •   alexhopes Yeah. If you plan on doing anything the night after your hike, you won't regret it. We were dead to the world. 2d

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alexhopes So excited to announce that I officially have a photography studio!

Spent the afternoon cleaning up the space, bringing in lighting tomorrow.

Let's shoot!
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alexhopes Ever get the feeling, like you should be in Colorado? 6d

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alexhopes I love the way light soaks into the bottom of a cloud. 6d

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alexhopes If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in only two words?

Mine, would simply be: You can.
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alexhopes In my youth, I would have stepped in this puddle. Now I marvel in it's beauty.
I'd say both are correct.

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#instagood #wildernessculture
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alexhopes ️ ATX

Believe the hype! This city, gosh.

#myfilmgram #atx
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  •   alexhopes After seeing so many different cities on my trip, Austin still reigns supreme! @seecrit 2w
  •   vegelove99 Where 2w
  •   seecrit Special it is @alexhopes! I'm a native Houstonian and never have I looked back #10yrs 2w
  •   augustaleighphoto Come to big bend!! 2w
  •   inthetrees_ Dope shot! 2w
  •   betsybuisson @alexhopes Your pictures are so amazing...how long are you in town for? 2w
  •   alexhopes @betsybuisson Hey. Thank you! I'm not back yet. I anticipate beginning of December. This is a photo from a roll of film I recently had developed. 2w
  •   mcclynes I live in austin... You should have been here in th late 90's way better thn it is now 2d

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alexhopes Camping at the gorge. I'm sure Oregon looks a little different right now.
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#instagood #wildernessculture #sidventures
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alexhopes 2w

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alexhopes Last night, in an Iowa corn field. 3w

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alexhopes What to do, what to do... 3w

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alexhopes This is Ada.

Currently one of my favorites from #_MyPortraitProject.
Being colorblind, I can only assume that you and I perceive color images completely differently. So for this project, I've chosen to present the photos in black and white.

It's likely the closest we'll come to seeing the same image.
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  •   jenite_ Stunning. 3w
  •   kaykadoodle_ I am amazed to find out that you are colorblind. Every photo you take is so breathtakingly beautiful I can only imagine how astonishing it is to see it from another spectrum. 3w
  •   alexhopes @kaykadoodle_ Thank you! It would be awesome to one day see through non colorblind eyes. Crazy to think about. 3w
  •   alona_k I heard once that we all see color a little differently, it would be amazing to see how others perceive things...but yeah completely crazy to think about and like @kaykadoodle_ said, all the pics you take are so beautiful!! 3w
  •   alexhopes @alona_k well thank you, and that is interesting. I guess we're all unique after all! 3w
  •   amatoriaclothing What a beauty! @mlle_ada 3w

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alexhopes Yosemite NP.

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Special thanks to @igmasters @thepeoplescreatives @mobilemag @instagood @lost.on.land who have featured my photos in the last month or so. Definitely an honor!
#instagood #ourdailyplanet #wildernessculture #discoverearth
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alexhopes This map shows every place I've taken a photo, and the number of photos taken at each place.

This map illustrates who I have been in the most recent year of my life. What I am the most proud of, is that my fearless adventure mutt (@myregalbeagle) has been with my every step of the way. Even for that 25 mile hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

I've got about 20 states left to explore! I hope that happens in the near future.

#sidventures #myphotomap
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  •   vintageresearch Because Sid is awesome! 4w
  •   samflag @alexhopes but I wanna meet Sid ): my mom does too! 4w
  •   mollyrin Nothing on the east coast? 3w
  •   c0p well done! 3w
  •   happygirl618 You & Sid are just tooooo cool for school! Love following your adventures on here & on Snapchat. Never tired of Sid's antics & your photos are just WOW! Come to the East coast sometime...you have fans here too! And you'll get some great photos! 3w
  •   alexhopes @mollyrin not yet! 2w
  •   alexhopes @happygirl618 Hopefully one day!! We'd like to cover the globe... 🌎 2w

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alexhopes If you look closely, you can see me and dog sleeping in that hanging bed.

#_lastnightssky
#hayforkca
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