Winter Camping - November 22 2016

My friend Landon and I spent the night up in the mountains car camping near Keechelus Ridge. It dropped well below freezing temperatures in the night. We bundled up underneath a mountain of blankets to stay warm during the night, but when we awoke the sun was just starting to shine over the mountain peaks. It was well worth the cold sleep...

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Keechelus Ridge - October 31 2016 Photo Set

I took a little solo adventure out near Keechelus Ridge to just relax and spend some time in nature. It poured down rain half the time, and was snowing at the top, but spending time in the mountains always puts me in a good mood. Enjoy the photos I captured during my little trip east.

A Morning With Gregr

This summer as I was sitting in the office at work in Cape Town, and I started live streaming my favorite radio station from back home, 107.7 The End. It was 3pm in Cape Town, which made it 6am here in Seattle. Gregr was just starting his morning segment. I tweeted 1077 from work saying that I was listening live as I sat at my desk in Cape Town.

Just a couple minutes later, I heard Gegr announce that they had just gotten a tweet at the station from someone listening all the way from Cape Town, South Africa. He said my name and told me I should hangout with them at the station someday. I wasn't going to let that offer pass up.

One thing led to another and a couple weeks back I got to spend some time in the 107.7 The End studios with Seattle's favorite morning radio host, Gregr. Gregr wakes up at about 4:00am every morning to start the day for The End. He loves his job, he looks forward to coming into work every single morning, but hates having to go to bed at 7:00 every night. 

In between conversation, Gregr would have to turn back to his job and say a bit on the radio. Whether it was announcing the next song or replying to a funny tweet they had received at the station, Greg went about his job with enthusiasm. He often gets to speak about his nerdy habits on segments such as "Nerd Talk", speaking about topics such as space travel and Star Wars. In fact, that day Gregr was sporting his NASA t-shirt.

Thanks again for showing me around and letting me hangout with you, Gregr! See you at Deck The Hall Ball.

~Alec

Print Store - Now Live!

If you head over to www.alecilstrupmedia.com/prints you'll see that I am now selling photographic prints of my photography! This is exciting for me because it means that my photography can go from being a intangible file on a computer, to being a tangible object in people's homes. I am a big believer that photography can inspire in many different forms, whether that be in decoration, creativity, work ethic, etc... When I look at a really good photo, it really inspires me to take more pictures and push myself to be a better photographer. There's no better feeling than creating something that is your own, because that can't be recreated by anyone else. It's your own work.

 

I hope you guys will buy some prints, whether it be just one photo or six! Thank you for supporting my work and for helping me so I can keep on creating.

Thanks,

Alec

P.S. If you ever see a photo of mine online that you think would make a good print, just let me know and I can print it for you!