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    Edit Photo Details Take a Breath, Take a Step   #winter #freezing #wind #hike #snow #portrait #adventure #places #people #travel
    Sometimes, I wonder why I do the things I do? Especially when I struggle and they are difficult. I like to challenge myself, I like to step out of my comfort zone and experience new things. If I didn't challenge myself, I'd never know what I'm capable of. So far, I'm glad to be able to say to myself; I'm pleased I did that. Hiking in the back-country hills of Eastern Canada, minus 25, windy and near zero visibility.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 11
    Lighting 9
    Creativity 9
    Story 12

    I love this photo! The movement, the harsh environment, the triumphant and lighthearted expression on the climber's face. Thank you for tying it altogether by sharing your experience and why embarking on a physical challenge serves as your inspiration. Well done, Rachael!

    Lindsay Kuczera
    Digital Media Specialist, National Geographic Expeditions
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Dec 26, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2017
    Camera: NIKON COOLPIX L340
    Focal Length: 4 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/9.9
    ISO: 80
    Copyright: © Rachael Blakey
    Categories: People, Portraits
    Assignments: Inspiring Experiences, The Trip That Changed My Life, Resolutions to Travel, My Best Photos of 2017
    Contests: 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year