our travels and photography...

Thirsty Thursday: Hammock with a View

Rambler: Beth

Drink at Hand: Trader Joe's Pomegranate Limeade 

Thirsty Thursday here again, time to pour something yummy and make those weekend plans! Its been a busy week, so I thought this photo is fitting. Special thanks to our gearhead backpacking buddy who had to buy the hammock and then carry it into the backcountry. It was comfy! I think Terry fell asleep in it shortly after this photo was snapped. 

Thirsty Thursday: Under 7th Avenue

Rambler: Beth

Drink at Hand: 2010 calilove Valley Time Pinot Noir 

Thirsty Thursday here again! Time to pour something yummy and make those weekend plans! Tonight I pulled a few photos from our recent trip to the other coast. We were in Jersey for a wedding (more to come on that!), and before we headed back home we made a mad dash into New York City. The side trip to NYC was motivated by a hunt for an epic pastrami sandwich that failed, so we ended up strolling through Central Park like tourists. Literally. We were dragging our luggage with us!

We took the subway because, well, its NYC, and the Wellivers love public transportation on rails. We fell in love with the train system when we lived in Tokyo, so anytime we get to hop on a train or subway in a big city, we're down! Its funny how similar trains and subways feel around the world...being in the tunnel felt so familiar despite being a completely new place. We didn't have much time, but I did snap a few frames while we waited for our ride back towards JFK. The cool thing about train platform is that you don't have to search far for scenes and compositions. There's always something going on. 

Get out there and do some exploring this weekend! 

Thirsty Thursday: Twenty Lake Basin Throwback

Rambler: Beth

Drink at Hand: Trader Joe's Sleepy Time Tea...yawn

Its been a unexpectedly and unwelcome busy week here at Welliver Photography after having our cameras stolen, but we're getting through it. Rather than ramble on, I'll get to the photos. Typically on a three day weekend we are out backpacking somewhere in the Sierras or NorCal's Trinity Alps, but this weekend will be a much needed rest and recovery weekend!

Since we aren't headed out, I loaned some gear to a friend and gave her a few suggestions. Two years ago we went to Twenty Lakes Basin in the Hoover Wilderness for Labor Day Weekend. Gorgeous. Still among my favorite trips. Here are a couple photos from that trip that I hadn't posted yet.

Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Thirsty Thursday: Crater Lake

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2012 Joyce Chardonnay

Digging through the recent archive today, I stumbled across a few shots from Crater Lake from about a year ago and thought I'd share them. I wish there was more drama in the sky, but in typical Welliver Photography fashion, it's pretty plain. Still, the lake is gorgeous and it was great to be there at sunrise.


A few weeks ago I wrote a short post about heading off to RAGBRAI. While I'd hoped to write a few posts during the week-long ride, most nights I didn't have time, energy, or reliable Internet access to get any words and pictures put together.

I finally plowed through the few hundred photos I captured of the Adaptive Sports Iowa team during the week and have posted them here on our website. Go and check them out when you have a few minutes. You'll see some amazing disabled athletes pedaling and handcranking their way through the rolling cornfields of Iowa. I had a great time with the group--some hilarious personalities and genuinely fantastic people to spend a week with. I'm glad I got to be a part of the team! 

Here are a few of my favorites from the gallery

I'll write more in the coming days and weeks about the experience. As a native Iowan on my 3rd RAGBRAI, I knew what to expect. It was my parents 9th or 10th RAGBRAI, so they knew the drill, too. But this was our first RAGBRAI since my dad was paralyzed, which definitely made for a completely different experience. The custom built Utah Trikes handcrank tandem got them across the state together, and with a smile on their faces...most of the time (except during the frigid rain storm--that's a story for another day). 

Thanks for a fun trip Mom and Dad!