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The Necessity of Nature.

     It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get out of the city, which has resulted in feeling quite torpid. Not only physically stagnant but also in an emotional, career, life, motivation, aspiration, and inspiration sort of way. At first I was confused as to why I was feeling this way but after a short amount of time introspectively speculating the truth revealed itself while watching Ben Brown in Iceland exploring a glacier. The wonderful irony of this is that I was sitting inside watching YouTube videos and not doing anything about it. However, in my defense, that’s the problem with living in a massive city in a different culture. It makes finding a way to escape the concrete jungle nearly impossible. By no means am I ungrateful for the opportunities I’ve had thus far but all my life I grew up on an acreage that allowed me, anytime I wanted, to walk out my door and go for a walk amongst nature. Even when at college I was able to organize trips to the mountains or look out over the prairies and watch the wondrous sunsets whenever I wanted.

     Some of my favorite memories are from when I was younger and built various forts on our five-acre property or trudging through knee-deep snow just for the sake of being outside. When I first started photography I would escape by going into the forest to search for my prized subject; mushrooms. I’m not sure what it is but every time I photograph these funguses it brings be a calm I cant define. What sort of things feed your soul and rejuvenates your mind?

     To conclude, I’ve come to the full realization that nature feeds my soul and makes the necessity of connecting with my creator more accessible. Since this isn’t always possible I decided to challenge myself creatively to produce a time lapse everyday this month. I have no idea what they are going to consist of at the moment but stay tuned. Once again thanks Chase Jarvis for your 28 to Make challenge and the endless inspiration you provide. You’ll be able to watch these videos by subscribing to my YouTube channel at Mason Unrau