Seattle based photographer. † Love God, love others. 📍Alaska ✉️ [email protected] www.MichaelMatti.com ⬇️Lightroom Presets⬇️
Off to the last frontier! ✈️
A few months ago I happened to see some cheap tickets from Seattle to Alaska and easily convinced my brother @joshmatti and roommate @calebsprong to purchase them with me. So here we are, a few months later, headed up to the wilderness of Alaska.
Should be some epic backpacking ahead of us in one of my favorite states 🙌⛺️
Finding peace on the shores of Lago di Braies.
I think its important to have places in our lives that we can go to when we need to find peace and quiet. To reflect, to meditate, and to pray. Whether that place is miles from home or simply a spot in our house. There’s just something about slowing down life for a minute that does wonders for the soul.
Exploring amazing waterfalls and colorful pools of water in Slovenia with @vagabondhearts.
- "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden
Or in today's social media world, I guess you could say... we should be more concerned with how we live in our day to day lives than in the digital versions of ourselves that we portray to the world.
#TriglavNationalPark #Slovenia #IFeelSlovenia
Sunrise on our last day of the W trek in Patagonia was a moment I'll never forget. -
Speaking of sunrises... hoping for an epic one tomorrow as I have an alarm set for 2:30am for an adventure here in Breckenridge!
Check the story tomorrow to see if I survive my first 14er 😄
#TorresDelPaine #wtrek #Chile #Patagonia
Sometimes you can see so many pictures of a place that it makes it tough for that place to actually be as good in real life as you've imagined it to be. This was not one of those places! Even though I've seen so many pictures from here, it still blew me away more than I could have imagined.
Looking forward to returning here someday soon hopefully! 😊
We woke up early and drove up the mountain in rain/fog not sure of the views we'd have from the top. But as we climbed through the lower layer of clouds, the peaks started to reveal themselves and we got to witness this amazing display of light and clouds in the mountains.
Anytime I’m home for a bit, I always look through photos from my past trips and then start getting restless for the next one so here is a shot from my time in Patagonia earlier this year. -
It was in this moment that I thought to myself “WOW, I’m actually here, I’m actually in Patagonia.” I don’t think I had ever looked forward to visiting a place as much as I did Patagonia so it was such a crazy experience to finally visit there and spend a few weeks trekking though some of the most beautiful mountains on the planet. -
I think it's great when we have those bucket list destinations to hope to visit someday and start to work towards.
I think the next wow destination like that for me would be Lofoten, Norway. Hopefully I can make it up there soon. -
What’s at the top of your travel list?
#GlacierGrey #TorresDelPaine #Chile #Patagonia
#30YearsOfWow @Citibank #Contest.
Sunrise in the mountains of Slovenia. -
The more time I spend on the road, the more I’m convinced that there is no better way to learn about yourself and others than to travel. -
Traveling has a way of challenging us and putting us in unfamiliar situations... in situations that we don’t necessarily enjoy. And we react. Sometimes we might be proud of the way we react but other times we might surprise ourselves and react in a negative way that we don’t like. -
It’s those times that are the best opportunities for growth; to realize there is an area of our lives that we can improve in and begin to work at it. -
So may we travel often, have experiences, and be open to learning about ourselves ✌️
#Krvavec #Slovenia #ifeelslovenia
This was definitely one of those places you just have to see for yourself.
I had seen photos of this lake for years, and it always seemed like such a magical place, so I was a little disappointed when we pulled up to the lake at 5am and it was pouring down rain with no view. But we waited around a little while and eventually the rain subsided and we could walk around in what felt like some fantasy world.
Well it's been fun Slovenia, but it's time to spend the next 24 hours traveling home to Seattle.
It's been an amazing week of exploring as much of this beautiful country as I could.
I still feel like there is so much more to see though! Hopefully it's not too long before I find myself back here 😊🇸🇮 -
This spot was one of my favorite views in Triglav National Park. As storm clouds rolled above the peaks, a beam of light perfectly shown down on the cabin in the valley. The light on the cabin lasted only seconds but luckily I was already set up to grab this shot.
If you've been following me for awhile, then you know how much I love waterfalls. So I was pumped to find this massive falls in Triglav National Park in Slovenia. @vagabondhearts and I got absolutely soaked while shooting it but the experience of walking around the falls was incredible.
#SlapPericnik #TriglavNationalPark #Slovenia