The Photographer’s Choice: Favorite and Unpublished #FYPx Shots

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FYPx Influencers from Left to Right Mario Villaneuva, Victoria Ramos, Victoria Gonzales, Edgar Woo, Juan Flores, Jacob Fu, Faith Eve Bee, and Erin McGrady.

Last September, I had the great pleasure of serving the National Park Foundation as a volunteer photographer for its Find Your Park Expedition (#FYPx) 2016. The trip featured eight super Instagram influencers, and fantastic National Parks and Historic Sites, including Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Alcatraz Island, Rosie the Riveter WII Home Front National Historic Park, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, and John Muir National Historic Site. It was an incredible way to be of service, especially during the National Park Service’s 100 year anniversary!

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F Market Castro

My friend Joe Newman interviewed me about the assignment and what I thought of it. It was incredible to work with these influencers, and as I told Joe, “‘The National Park Service can tell you how awesome their parks are, and it sounds interesting. But when you witness this through a friend or a trusted contact’s online media, well now you are a believer.”

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Mandatory Ranger Pointing Pic

I have published some pics that would be most popular online, but not necessarily my favorite ones. So I thought I would add to the narrative by choosing my favorite pictures, particularly ones I have yet to publish. There are a few familiar ones, but generally these are brand new or have been seen in only one of my networks rather than across all of my properties.

So with that, let’s go! And if you want Yosemite shots, just scroll to the end.

Golden Gate Recreation Area (Including REI Bike Tour)

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Golden Gate at Sunset (probably my best shot of the trip)

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Hang Time

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Walking a Thin Line

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The Underbelly

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Super Tanker

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Hiding in the Shade

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Palace of Fine Arts

 

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Scale

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Admiring the Architecture

Alcatraz

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Boat to Alcatraz

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Tunnel Under Alcatraz

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Sadness

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Cell Block

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Prison Factory

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Ranger Walking

San Francisco Maritime

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Tugboat

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To the Deck

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Crates

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Engine

Rosie the Riveter

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Rosie

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A Surviving Rosie

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Rosie the Silhouette

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Rosie, the Facility

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94-year old ranger Betty Reid Soskin

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The View from Richmond

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Photobombing

Yosemite

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El Capitan

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Half Dome

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Inspired

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Vernal Falls

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Four Mile Trail

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A Place to Breath

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Yosemite Valley

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Channeling Ansel

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The Majestic Lodge

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Walking Amongst Giants

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The Mist Trail

 

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Playing Amongst the Stars.