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    Elliot Whitehead
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I'm loud. I'm excitable, high energy, and often can be found howling and whooping at the sight of epic sunsets, sunrises, or general displays of awesome natural beauty (have you seen my eclipse video? πŸ˜…). Most of the time it annoys the people I'm around, and for a while, I started feeling embarrassed about how loud I am. I began to shrink for other people, taming my excitement because I didn't want them to find me annoying. As you might guess, I began to feel as small as I acted. I'm not saying that everybody needs to be loud and excited, but I was denying myself expression. I've realized that I was made to bring energy and stoke, and share that excitement with others. So catch me outside, howling at the mountains 🏞️
I'm loud. I'm excitable, high energy, and often can be found howling and whooping at the sight of epic sunsets, sunrises, or general displays of awesome natural beauty (have you seen my eclipse video? πŸ˜…). Most of the time it annoys the people I'm around, and for a while, I started feeling embarrassed about how loud I am. I began to shrink for other people, taming my excitement because I didn't want them to find me annoying. As you might guess, I began to feel as small as I acted. I'm not saying that everybody needs to be loud and excited, but I was denying myself expression. I've realized that I was made to bring energy and stoke, and share that excitement with others. So catch me outside, howling at the mountains 🏞️
Doing your Dream is inherently terrifying. there's exposure to failure, embarrassment, and the ever-unsettling unknown. but time and time again, i've found the fear to be fake. the lion at the gate turned out to be a cardboard cutout, and toppled over to the breeze of my stride as I ran right through.
Doing your Dream is inherently terrifying. there's exposure to failure, embarrassment, and the ever-unsettling unknown. but time and time again, i've found the fear to be fake. the lion at the gate turned out to be a cardboard cutout, and toppled over to the breeze of my stride as I ran right through.
Savoring some warm coffee after a 9 hour drive through the night for sunrise. The sun cracked into the sky, painting our favorite peaks a wild orange hue. I'm grateful for quiet simple moments like this, and stand behind every decision I've made to pursue them. Never forget to follow your stoke.
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🎞️ Fujifilm Superia 400
Savoring some warm coffee after a 9 hour drive through the night for sunrise. The sun cracked into the sky, painting our favorite peaks a wild orange hue. I'm grateful for quiet simple moments like this, and stand behind every decision I've made to pursue them. Never forget to follow your stoke. . 🎞️ Fujifilm Superia 400
Easy views - All I had to do was wake up early, hop in my car and drive. Didn't even know what I was looking for, but I found it πŸ‘€
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🎞️ Fujifilm Superia 400
Easy views - All I had to do was wake up early, hop in my car and drive. Didn't even know what I was looking for, but I found it πŸ‘€ . 🎞️ Fujifilm Superia 400
A perfect morning with friends. It was so quiet, you could hear them all munching away🌿🐐 | Fujifilm Superia 400
A perfect morning with friends. It was so quiet, you could hear them all munching away🌿🐐 | Fujifilm Superia 400
Sunrise flooding a field of high-altitude puddles. #ilikepuddles
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Fujifilm Superia 400
Sunrise flooding a field of high-altitude puddles. #ilikepuddles  . Fujifilm Superia 400
These are a few of my favorite things.
These are a few of my favorite things.
A full river from last fall.
A full river from last fall.
One of the more spectacular mornings I've had in a while - just after sunrise, this was our view while we fired up a campfire for breakfast πŸ”₯
One of the more spectacular mornings I've had in a while - just after sunrise, this was our view while we fired up a campfire for breakfast πŸ”₯
Christmas came early. Just took delivery of a year's worth of memories saved on film πŸ’«
Christmas came early. Just took delivery of a year's worth of memories saved on film πŸ’«
Just a touch late for golden trees, right on time for golden trails 🀘
Just a touch late for golden trees, right on time for golden trails 🀘
"There is no quiet place in the white man’s cities. No place to listen to the leaves of spring or the rustle of insect wings. But perhaps because I am a savage and do not understand – the clatter only seems to insult the ears. And what is there to life if a man cannot hear the lovely cry of the whippoorwill or the arguments of the frogs around a pond at night? The Indian prefers the soft sound of the wind itself cleansed by a mid-day rain, or scented by a pinΓ΅n pine: The air is precious to the redman. For all things share the same breath – the beasts, the trees, and the man."
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-Chief Seattle to President Franklin Pierce, 1855
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#indigenouspeoplesday
"There is no quiet place in the white man’s cities. No place to listen to the leaves of spring or the rustle of insect wings. But perhaps because I am a savage and do not understand – the clatter only seems to insult the ears. And what is there to life if a man cannot hear the lovely cry of the whippoorwill or the arguments of the frogs around a pond at night? The Indian prefers the soft sound of the wind itself cleansed by a mid-day rain, or scented by a pinΓ΅n pine: The air is precious to the redman. For all things share the same breath – the beasts, the trees, and the man." . -Chief Seattle to President Franklin Pierce, 1855 . #indigenouspeoplesday 
Sometimes Boulder makes rush hour traffic downright enjoyable.. with half a foot of snow on the way, tomorrow will not be one of those times πŸ™ƒ
Sometimes Boulder makes rush hour traffic downright enjoyable.. with half a foot of snow on the way, tomorrow will not be one of those times πŸ™ƒ
Winter means white mountains, which means orange mountains at sunrise, which means many more mornings of frigid air and massive stoke are ahead 😱
Winter means white mountains, which means orange mountains at sunrise, which means many more mornings of frigid air and massive stoke are ahead 😱
just a puddle on top of the Rockies πŸ’¦
just a puddle on top of the Rockies πŸ’¦
ice slowly retreated from its nocturnal advance towards the center of the lake. the seams of my boots wept at the sun's warmth, the winter's dew. i snapped a photo of a man and his son, "It's never this cold in South Africa!" the boy proclaimed.
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Fall gradually blurring into winter at 12,000'.
ice slowly retreated from its nocturnal advance towards the center of the lake. the seams of my boots wept at the sun's warmth, the winter's dew. i snapped a photo of a man and his son, "It's never this cold in South Africa!" the boy proclaimed. . Fall gradually blurring into winter at 12,000'.
Waking up to a splash of fall colors. Hungry, Cold, Happy.
Waking up to a splash of fall colors. Hungry, Cold, Happy.
"Is this place even real?" - me, at every turn of the highway.
"Is this place even real?" - me, at every turn of the highway.