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Kelsey Johnson Forever Ginger • Adventure Always 📍 Yosemite ❄️ 🔜 Los Angeles 🌇 📸 Portfolio: Kelsey-Johnson.com 🗺 👇🏻 How to Catch Yosemite’s Firefall 🔥

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  • I thought I had seen the firefall before. That was, until Thursday night’s perfect conditions made me realize I hadn’t seen anything yet. Everything lined up perfectly: zero clouds, enough water for the waterfall to appear, and lots of wind blowing the snow off the mountain to create this massive fire effect. A bird even flew through my shot as if it was on cue. Could hardly believe my eyes the entire 20 minutes it was happening. I’ll never forget this. #firefall2019
  • I thought I had seen the firefall before. That was, until Thursday night’s perfect conditions made me realize I hadn’t seen anything yet. Everything lined up perfectly: zero clouds, enough water for the waterfall to appear, and lots of wind blowing the snow off the mountain to create this massive fire effect. A bird even flew through my shot as if it was on cue. Could hardly believe my eyes the entire 20 minutes it was happening. I’ll never forget this. #firefall2019
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  • A swing at the edge of the world. I had been wanting to go to this under the radar spot for almost five years now. Feels good to have finally made it.
  • A swing at the edge of the world. I had been wanting to go to this under the radar spot for almost five years now. Feels good to have finally made it.
  • 4,728 90 22 February, 2019
  • Witnessed the firefall for the second time in my life. Always a crazy sight to see in front of your own eyes, especially because you’re never sure if the conditions will line up well enough for it to appear until it pretty much just starts happening. Hoping to catch it again tomorrow, fingers all the way crossed. #firefall2019
  • Witnessed the firefall for the second time in my life. Always a crazy sight to see in front of your own eyes, especially because you’re never sure if the conditions will line up well enough for it to appear until it pretty much just starts happening. Hoping to catch it again tomorrow, fingers all the way crossed. #firefall2019
  • 9,503 239 21 February, 2019

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  • I had always wanted to try one of those photos where you throw boiling water into the air and, if it's cold enough outside, it'll freeze instantly. Since it's -25 degrees in Finnish Lapland, I had finally found myself in cold enough weather to give it a go. I used my @kleankanteen TK Pro for the shoot since it keeps liquids super hot for 24 hours, and it worked out perfectly! •
P.S. I’m taking over the @kleankanteen account later today! Check out their story soon for a behind the scenes look on my trip to Finnish Lapland. #KleanAmbassador #BringYourOwn
  • I had always wanted to try one of those photos where you throw boiling water into the air and, if it's cold enough outside, it'll freeze instantly. Since it's -25 degrees in Finnish Lapland, I had finally found myself in cold enough weather to give it a go. I used my @kleankanteen TK Pro for the shoot since it keeps liquids super hot for 24 hours, and it worked out perfectly! •
    P.S. I’m taking over the @kleankanteen account later today! Check out their story soon for a behind the scenes look on my trip to Finnish Lapland. #KleanAmbassador #BringYourOwn
  • 4,240 92 20 February, 2019
  • Moody evenings at Milford, one of my favorite places in the world. Thinking I’m going to need to make New Zealand trips an annual thing, just can’t stay away.
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Photo by @yann__b with my edit
  • Moody evenings at Milford, one of my favorite places in the world. Thinking I’m going to need to make New Zealand trips an annual thing, just can’t stay away.

    Photo by @yann__b with my edit
  • 4,339 96 19 February, 2019
  • We only got one incredible sunset during our Lapland trip. Luckily I was on top of the fell (basically as close to mountains as Finland has) and caught it with the best overlooking views of the area. The sunset colors were so defined and bright, like Mother Nature had turned the saturation slider up to 100, it was hard to believe this could be real life.
Thank you to @breaklevi for hosting us during our Levi leg of the trip.
  • We only got one incredible sunset during our Lapland trip. Luckily I was on top of the fell (basically as close to mountains as Finland has) and caught it with the best overlooking views of the area. The sunset colors were so defined and bright, like Mother Nature had turned the saturation slider up to 100, it was hard to believe this could be real life.
    Thank you to @breaklevi for hosting us during our Levi leg of the trip.
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  • This was the very first sunset adventure I went on after I quit my 9 to 5 job to try out travel photography full time. It was one of the most defining moments of my life, to see an incredible sunset on a Tuesday no less, and realizing that now I could do this every single day. I figured I was just taking a taking a three month break from work and then I’d go back and get another “real job” again. Well, it’s been six months now and I’m still out here chasing sunsets. Go full force after your dreams guys. You won’t regret it. 
#WHPPortraitOutdoors #WHPUpToMe
  • This was the very first sunset adventure I went on after I quit my 9 to 5 job to try out travel photography full time. It was one of the most defining moments of my life, to see an incredible sunset on a Tuesday no less, and realizing that now I could do this every single day. I figured I was just taking a taking a three month break from work and then I’d go back and get another “real job” again. Well, it’s been six months now and I’m still out here chasing sunsets. Go full force after your dreams guys. You won’t regret it.
    #WHPPortraitOutdoors #WHPUpToMe
  • 7,039 166 17 February, 2019
  • If you drive by an aesthetic log pile and you don’t pull over the car to take a photo, do you even Instagram?
#whpportraitoutdoors #whpuptome
  • If you drive by an aesthetic log pile and you don’t pull over the car to take a photo, do you even Instagram?
    #whpportraitoutdoors #whpuptome
  • 4,326 78 16 February, 2019
  • Cabins on the lake are cool and all, but a cabin that’s IN the lake? Staying here would be a next level weekend getaway.
  • Cabins on the lake are cool and all, but a cabin that’s IN the lake? Staying here would be a next level weekend getaway.
  • 8,763 181 15 February, 2019
  • Just a little puppy love. Will you be my Valentine? 🐶💙
  • Just a little puppy love. Will you be my Valentine? 🐶💙
  • 4,150 100 14 February, 2019
  • We were driving through southern Oregon on our way to another redwood grove, and stumbled upon this gorgeous white bridge in the middle of the forest. The moment it came into view, we knew we had to pull over and shoot it.
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Shout out to @dani_the_explorer for sharing her drone with me to get this shot after mine committed suicide on this trip 😑
  • We were driving through southern Oregon on our way to another redwood grove, and stumbled upon this gorgeous white bridge in the middle of the forest. The moment it came into view, we knew we had to pull over and shoot it.

    Shout out to @dani_the_explorer for sharing her drone with me to get this shot after mine committed suicide on this trip 😑
  • 7,377 114 13 February, 2019
  • So grateful I finally got to check dog sledding with huskies off my travel bucket list. This was definitely the ultimate way to sightsee in this gorgeous area, even if it was -25 degrees outside. @laplandsafaris
  • So grateful I finally got to check dog sledding with huskies off my travel bucket list. This was definitely the ultimate way to sightsee in this gorgeous area, even if it was -25 degrees outside. @laplandsafaris
  • 5,463 124 12 February, 2019