Change Your Perspective -- Photos Just for the Fun of It
Can you capture the giddy, silly feeling of hiking in a photograph? From catching a waterfall in the palm of your hand to flying over the Cascades, these photographers put the fun in our photo contest.
When it comes down to it, hiking is fun. Sometimes we're lucky enough to see the results of that giddiness in the fun, carefree photos submitted to our photo contest. We love this category of photos for their creativity and joy. (We're also deeply impressed when folks manage to achieve these photographic feats while also abiding by Leave No Trace principles!)
Cropped for effect
Flying towards Mount Baker from Mount Dickerman!
It's important to lift up your friends, on and off trail.
Sometimes you don't need to make the forced perspective happen in real life, you can get it just by turning your camera.
Feats of strength
Here we have two demonstration of the classic holding-the-tree up gag. That tree on the right is a popular one for this photo.
An oldie but a goodie. That's one way to save the Enchanted Valley Chalet.
An ethical way to connect with wildlife
And of course the "holding or squishing someone/thing-in-your-hand" gag. We love these because you get a fun photo with wildlife (or your fellow hikers) without disturbing them!
magic & movement
Kids also enjoy a little on-trail magic (or just sleight of hand).
And lastly — if you can't travel to a beach getaway, you can make one on trail with the right materials.