The day before school started we decided to go on a hike at Madge Lake, as a way to celebrate the end of summer. It was a gorgeous day and we got an early start. All of us had a great time. I made a realization during this hike - that I love hiking most when I'm taking pictures. I love seeing nature through the camera lens. It brings me so much happiness to be out in nature and photographing it - I see it in such a different way. I slow down and try to notice the details, the small nuances.