Story and photography by Kelly Funk
We’ve all seen amazing landscape images; they’re moody, dramatic, captivating, and the descriptive list goes on. Personally, I will forever refrain from the much, much too-often-used word “breathtaking” (sorry, just a personal pet peeve). Nevertheless, when we’re out in the field — or mountains, or valley or… well, you get it — we’re all trying to bring home the best images we can. Sometimes, however, the best may mean we’re still leaving something on the table, and I can’t tell you how much that feeling eats at me when I leave a locale even to this day. So, as I’ve learned over the years, always try to maximize the situation you’re presented with.