Yesterday, @jordanpulmano and I went to Yosemite for a shoot. It ended up being more of an “adventure” than we anticipated. After driving all the way to the main entrance, we were greeted by a park ranger who wouldn’t let us through because they were limiting access due to the US government shutdown. He told us to backtrack and go through a separate entrance that would be another 2.5 hour drive. We had already arrived later than we wanted to because there was a severe storm that would hit by 4pm. According to the numerous storm warnings, it said driving conditions would be “extremely dangerous or impossible”. Against our better judgement, we decided to continue on our quest to get into the park. I didn’t get any photos that I initially set out to get. In addition, what should’ve been about 4 hours driving round trip, turned into at least double that. By all accounts, it should’ve been a waste of a day, but it was actually just the opposite. Sure, we got discouraged at times and photographically-speaking, I got about two useable photos. But as I’ve said before, sometimes the journey is better than the destination, and I got to spend the day talking life with one of the best dudes I know. During days like these, all you can do is adapt and appreciate it in ways that you didn’t originally expect. Onward and upward, friends!