I’m Chris Poplawski and I’m a full-time traveling photographer based in Orange County, CA. I’ve been working with tourism boards and shooting brands for 3 years. I’m an adventure fanatic, who craves the outdoors and every activity that comes with it. And my girlfriend @mlbourne and I are also converting a Sprinter van to compliment our road trips around the US for the next few years!
The craziest experience I had in Kauai was with Go Blue Adventure, a local boating company that’s more like an outdoor, intensive ocean roller coaster. You sit on the edge of a zodiac boat holding a rope, surfing waves, cruise with dolphins, enter sea caves and make it all the way to the Napali coast where you dive off and get take a swim with turtles. It’s a gorgeous journey and I could believe that 5 hours after our return, we got to take a helicopter over the same coastline we just cruised across.
The French Alps are located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions. They are one of the ultimate destinations to check out in France in the summer or winter, with an endless list of activities to try.
If you haven’t seen it yet, we are in the middle of a series on the Tales of a Mountain Mama blog entitled Mamas in the Wild: How We Survive When We Opt Outside. It is a four-part series sponsored by REI that is focused on real life mom-to-mom tips, tricks, and recommendations for getting outdoors with your family. The third post is up this week and has a collection of tips about hiking with kiddos from all the ladies on the TMM team! Check it out! Link in bio.
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Campin szn. Don't worry guys, I'll set up everything. Just please come camping with me.
"I remember the summer of 2015 was so special. I spent two months working in Breidavik. It was so much fun, not only because I could enjoy the midnight sun in June and July, and the northern lights in late August, but also because I got to enjoy this experience with 4 good friends from my exchange year in Sweden, and also my cousin from Spain. If you wanna see lots of puffins you definitely gotta visit this place. In this photo, I used a tripod to take a photo of myself with the Aurora in it, during one of my last night's working at Breidavik Hotel"
Absolutely in love with the lighting this time of year... makes the shop so pretty and bright 💡 new deliveries means unpacking and steaming tomorrow 👋👋 hello new stock!!! 💕
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Coffee photos have been scientifically proven to reduce insecurity by 17% , and sitting next to strangers in coffee shops increases hyper awareness by 29%. Caffeine can increase your heart palpations by 40% and dming a girl “hey” increases your stupidity rate by 89%. The more you know.
Genuine smiles always get me.
What I love about photography is that it teaches people how to see without a camera. To not only embrace the landscape as a whole, but also the details, the textures, the smells and even the crazy wind that will blow your hair all over😚💨🍃
Here's a mini recap from a recent adventure through a really big bridge that we had all to ourselves.
Stay adventurous friends!🧭
14148 minutes ago
Manuel is a landscape photographer
that captures all kinds of views and in
all climates ⛰️ You may find him on
top of a mountain for sure
-+----------- #asemantic Inspire & Be Inspired
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„Perhaps many things inside you have been transformed; perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes while you were sad.“ - Rainer Maria Rilke
I am harder to know in person.
I am not much of a talker.
I have a tendency to be quiet and to listen more.
When spoken to,
I speak in a soft whisper,
almost as if a secret is about to be shared.
I am hardly ever heard,
rarely ever understood,
and I tend not to repeat myself.
I wear my words on the same sleeves that wear my heart.
Human perception is merely light perceiving light. Matter is a mirror - everything is a mirror that reflects light and creates images of that light - and the world of illusion, the Dream, is just like smoke which doesn't allow us to see what we really are. The real us is pure love, pure light.
Everyone is a mirror. Everyone is dreaming, but without awareness, without knowing what they really are. They couldn't see themselves because there was a wall of fog or smoke between the mirrors. And that wall of fog was made by the interpretation of images of light - the Dream of humans. ( excerpt from a Toltec Wisdom Book ) #ToltecWisdom#TheFourAgreements#DonMiguelRuiz#artsyphoto#moodyphotography#moody#stuckinambedo#ontherainyside
70810 September, 2015
Your whole mind is a fog which the Toltecs called a mitote (MIH-TOE'-TAY). Your mind is a dream where a thousand people talk at the same time, and nobody understands each other. This is the condition of the human mind - a big mitote, and with that big mitote you cannot see what you really are. In India they call it mitote maya, which means illusion. It is the personality's notion of "I am." Everything you believe about yourself and the world, all the concepts and programming you have in your mind, are all the mitote. We cannot see who we truly are; we cannot see that we are not free. ( excerpt from a Toltec Wisdom Book ) #mitote#ToltecWisdom#TheFourAgreements#DonMiguelRuiz#GoodReads#stuckinambedo#artsyphoto#waterphotography#ontherainyside
61110 September, 2015
May the Great Mystery guide your steps and lift your wings to greatness.