09/19/2014 02:27 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2014

Photographers: Don't Forget to Do This

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Sometimes we have a tendency to only see what is right in front of us. As photographers we have to see the world differently, that's why I am here to tell you not to forget to look up!

The funny thing about the image below is I did not intend to capture it. In fact, I didn't even want to take the camera out of the car for the walk around Muir Woods. But with Stephen's encouragement and my passion for capturing images I took it with me.

We took a short respite to sit and talk on a bench when I decided to lean my head back and look up. What struck me was how beautiful the scene of these huge redwoods towering into the sky. I saw the image in my mind, put the camera up to my eye, tweaked my settings a little and bam, got the shot.

That moment on the bench really gave me the kick in the butt I needed to see the world that is all around me, not just what is in front of me.

Click Here to download the FULL res image. This image was edited in Adobe Lightroom form the RAW of the Nikon D610. I used the Nikon 14-24 2.8 and this is not HDR.