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User Image danstensland Posted: Jan 6, 2018 1:06 AM (UTC)

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I don’t often make New Years resolutions but here’s one-to drink more water from ice cold glacier fed streams like this. #sierras #optoutside #easternsierras
User Image danstensland Posted: Jan 4, 2018 11:55 PM (UTC)

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I rarely use IG filters, but saw that one really worked great for this image. It killed my plan for having three similarly toned images side by side though, so no filter. Life is full of difficult choices when trying to be artsy😜 #washingtonstate #laketapps #snagisland
User Image danstensland Posted: Jan 4, 2018 11:50 PM (UTC)

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Lake life. Shot a few of these on a beautiful Christmas Day in Washington. #washington #laketapps
User Image danstensland Posted: Jan 3, 2018 11:54 PM (UTC)

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Christmas Day, Lake Tapps, WA
User Image danstensland Posted: Dec 24, 2017 3:37 AM (UTC)

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“This is my brother; he lives here.” As I wandered under the overpass in Seattle I saw a few homeless encampments on the cold asphalt, and one man giving a wrapped gift to another. I said “Merry Christmas!” to them and struck up a conversation. E.C. used to be homeless, and was visiting his homeless brother Milton to give him a Christmas gift; a new pair of leather combat boots. I asked if I could take a photo and they instantly posed themselves. It may not have been an image I was trying to create, but upon seeing it they really wanted a copy. One problem-neither had a phone or even email. I left, but spent the next hour or so looking for a place to print photos from my phone, and nearly non existent places to park. My iPhone had just enough power left to transfer the images, and I was able to return to the same encampment and find the two same men, EC and Milton. Surprised to see me again, the men were even more stunned when I gifted them two photos. E.C. belted out a hearty Merry Christmas to me and proclaimed, “You have no idea how much this picture means to me!!” He followed up with the biggest bear hug a stranger could give. He said he thought there was no way I’d have returned with photos. I chatted a bit more then left them to enjoy their visit. I didn’t create a solid image, but I left with my cup full. I truly do believe that Christmas is a special time and that peace, joy and love do exist in many gifted moments like the one I experienced here...and so worth it. I hope you all get a chance to experience the love that Christmas can bring, and even more-a chance to share it. Peace.
User Image danstensland Posted: Dec 10, 2017 12:26 AM (UTC)

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User Image danstensland Posted: Dec 8, 2017 7:47 PM (UTC)

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Lovlesh Goel, the groom, makes a grand entrance into the wedding palace with members of his family. I was shown such great hospitality-even treated as a friend and family member by them. Such great people and a great experience. #punjab #wedding #india
User Image danstensland Posted: Dec 7, 2017 9:09 PM (UTC)

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I had the honor of experiencing an amazing wedding in Punjab, India a few weeks ago. After several days of parties, ceremonies, rituals, and a ton of family love, hospitality and food, these trumpeters marked the start of the final grand wedding ceremony as we waited for the entrance of Lovlesh, the groom. #punjab #india #weddingphotography
User Image danstensland Posted: Dec 4, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC)

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“My name is Everything!!!” Had fun bantering with these Sikh kids near the Golden Temple and this was their introduction after I introduced myself. I’d been trying to look for subject matter to photograph and they just wanted me to take their picture. No matter where you go in the world, kids just want to have fun.
User Image danstensland Posted: Nov 17, 2017 8:52 AM (UTC)

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This local cobbler is adjusting some traditional shoes that I’ll be wearing at an Indian wedding.
User Image danstensland Posted: Nov 13, 2017 11:58 PM (UTC)

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I went from Phoenix Arizona all the way to Tacoma...
Actually my travels were in reverse but it only matters that I get that song in your head... #urbandecay #arizona #neon
User Image danstensland Posted: Nov 12, 2017 4:41 AM (UTC)

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Happy Veteran's Day!!! I recently had the honor of joining my great uncle Diz at his veterans reunion in Tulsa. He's 93 now, and I wish I'd spent more moments like this with him in the past. When these guys went off to fight in WWII their average age was 19. Few of us living in today's world can fathom the level of catastrophe that so many of these men endured, and the level of bravery, stamina, honor and sacrifice they exhibited at such a young age. Honor and respect for our veterans who did so much in service for our country.
User Image danstensland Posted: Oct 10, 2017 12:53 AM (UTC)

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User Image danstensland Posted: Sep 16, 2017 5:44 PM (UTC)

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Congrats to @jordysmith88 for 2nd at the Hurley Lowers contest yesterday! I think we all hoped for an epic surf battle with him and Felipe Toledo but unfortunately the waves didn't cooperate. Here's a shot from an earlier round when the waves were showing some love. #hurleypro #trestles #surfline
User Image danstensland Posted: Sep 14, 2017 6:51 PM (UTC)

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Sebastian Zietz trickery. I can only dream of doing moves like this but I guess that's why he's a pro and I just have fun. Yesterday at Trestles. @seabassz #hurleypro #trestles#airshow
User Image danstensland Posted: Sep 13, 2017 11:06 PM (UTC)

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Ace Buchan charging at the Hurley Pro Trestles today. #hurley #trestles @acebuchan
User Image danstensland Posted: Sep 11, 2017 8:42 PM (UTC)

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I think I've been in a photo slump for over a month-need to get my creativity going! Shot a senior portrait session for my nephew @motojoe00 last weekend in MN and had him tear up the rode for a break. Who says senior portraits can't be fun?!
User Image danstensland Posted: Jul 31, 2017 10:28 PM (UTC)

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User Image danstensland Posted: Jul 31, 2017 8:22 PM (UTC)

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It's that time of year again where Huntington Beach gets swarmed by the masses for one of the biggest contests on the circuit. #usopenofsurfing #hb #backside