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Josh Bays 📍 San Jose/Sacramento Sony Alpha Escaype member The link is for a podcast I did on my story of recovery, give it a listen if you are bored

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This was such a memorable morning at Emerald Bay. Each time I see a sky like this I just have to stop and look around, ignore the camera for a little bit and be present. Hope everyone’s week is starting off well. Sky forecasted by @ig_escaype and huge thanks to Jeff for the ps lessons. Many thanks to @dave_odisho @louiskchan @josephsfphotography @mrcnzajac for the critiques 🙌❤️. #moodygrams #sunset #stunnersoninsta #fbn10k #southlaketahoe #activenorcal #lensbible #earthfocus #artofvisuals #agameoftones #usaprimeshot #ig_color #eclectic_shotz #visualambassadors #waycoolshots

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I like sitting at this place. Happy hump 🐪 day. Sony a7riii zeiss 16-35 @reallyrightstuff tvc34 and bh55 Sky forecasted by @ig_escaype Shot alongside mr @josephsfphotography #sonyimages #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #eclectic_shotz #artofvisual #usaprimeshot #stunnersoninsta #goldengatebridge #activenorcal #moodygrams #fbn10k #waycoolshots #sunrise

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A little blue hour burn a couple days before Xmas. A full sky burn above the Golden Gate Bridge is still on my bucket list. One of these days. Happy hump 🐫 day folks. Sky forecasted by @ig_escaype and shot alongside @gettyphotography and @misslexy76 Sony a7riii zeiss 16-35 f16 30 secs @reallyrightstuff tvc34 #sonyalpha #sonyimages #sonyalphaclub #moodygrams #waycoolshots #stunnersoninsta #fbn10k #ig_escaype #activenorcal #artofvisual #goldengatebridge #usaprimeshot #eclectic_shotz #abc7now #sfgate

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This year had some amazing moments with some amazing people. It also had some pretty tough times, but I’m grateful for it all. I don’t have any real resolutions this year. All year I have identified things I want to do in order to be a better man. I am going to continue doing those things. I am incredibly grateful for the friends I have been lucky enough to make this year. Thank you to @ig_escaype for creating such an amazing platform to bring people together. Thank you all for your love and support. I wish everyone has an amazing 2019. #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyimages #moodygrams #stunnersoninsta #fbn10k #soberaf #soberissexy #2018bestnine #ig_escaype

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Fbf. Certainly one of the highlights of the year is sunflower season. Can’t wait til next year! Looking forward to a weekend of playing in the snow. What are you looking forward to this weekend? Always a pleasure to go up to woodland and see the sunflowers (thanks to @californiafarmsandranches ). Shot alongside @macadamphotography @nevershearless @speaking.lens @yumeng.photography @escapeartyst with @rootswalker and jeff down the road 3 images focus stacked. Edited in LR and PS. Sony a7riii Sony Zeuss 16-35 @f9 1/13 iso 160 @reallyrightstuff TVC34 and BH55 Sky forecasted by @ig_escaype #sonyimages #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #activenorcal #moodygrams #stunnersoninsta #waycoolshots #usaprimeshot #fbn10k #ig_escaype #ig_color #sunset #sunset_stream #sunset_vision #heatercentral

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I haven’t really touched the photos from this trip. No exact reason, there is some editing I want to do that is beyond my skill level at the moment. It was an amazing time in a beautiful location with an awesome human. The holidays are rough for a lot of people. If you are thinking of someone, reach out to them. We never know what someone might be going through. . With that being said, I need to get away. That is all. Happy 🐪 day. #sonyimages #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #stunnersoninsta #fbn10k #eclectic_shotz #moodygrams #waycoolshots #lakelouise #banff

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Last weekend was the first time I got out and shot in 2 months. It was so needed. I can get so wrapped up with the chaos of work that I forget to go do things that I enjoy. And when I don’t do those things, life isn’t fun, it is work. . Having just moved the Loomis I was finally able to come here and cross it off of my bucket list. I am between Loomis and San Jose right now with no set schedule, which is rough for someone that loves routine. Sky forecasted by @ig_escaype 😍 Sony a7riii zeiss 16-35mm f11 iso 100 2 shot vertical pano @reallyrightstuff tvc34 and bh55 #sonyimages #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #moodygrams #fbn10k #stunnersoninsta #usaprimeshot #heatercentral #eclectic_shotz #earthfocus #lensbible #waycoolshots #activenorcal #sunrise #sacramento #natgeo #natgeoyourshot

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I don’t post many photos of myself. But as much as I love photography, I wouldn’t have any of it without recovery and today marks 3 years for me. This time of year is always about reflection for me, and is always a very emotional time. I tend to think about where I was, who is/isn’t in my life anymore, things I have done and still working on forgiveness of for myself. . It also is a time to try and think about the wins I have had and how far I have come. Something that I tend to forget about. Here is something I wrote last year about these 2 photos. . “My name is Josh and I'm an alcoholic. I like to keep my life private. I have over-shared far too much of my life at 3am while I feel I am being incredibly deep and philosophical. That being said.... Today I celebrate 2 years of sobriety. . Today brings along a lot of memories of what it used to be like for me. The never ending struggle to survive. The constant feeling of being alone and never being good enough. The acceptance that came with that struggle that life wouldn't change for me. The groundhogs day that just wouldn't end. The promise to myself that I wouldn't drink each day and each day ending up at the bar. And the overwhelming thoughts and feelings that this world would be better off if... . Today also brings a lot of memories of what life looked like even just a year ago. This year included a whole lot of growing pains. Some people that I truly love and care for are no longer a part of my life. I've certainly learned what is and isn't my responsibility, but there is a long distance between the head and the heart. With time that distance might get traveled, and maybe it doesn't. But it does serve as a great motivator to try and be a better man than I was yesterday. . In the before pic, I had been day drinking alone all day. I had just puked, because that's what I do when I drink. I posted it on Facebook (in 2011 I believe, so I kept on for 4 more years after this moment) because I thought it was important for you to see how much fun I was having. . I was not anonymous in my drinking, so I don't feel the need to be anonymous in my recovery.”

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I really need to get away for a weekend. That’s all I got. Maybe I’ll go here this weekend. Sony a7riii 70mm (70-200gm) f11 .8 seconds iso 50 i forget if I had a filter here or not. @reallyrightstuff tvc34 and bh55 Sky forecasted by @ig_escaype 😍 . . #fbn10k #stunnersoninsta #moodygrams #sonyimages #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #activenorcal #usaprimeshot #heatercentral #justgoshoot #sfgate #laketahoe #bonsairock #potd #eclectic_shotz #tentree #earthfocus

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Here is a photo I took at a headshot workshop from @rafalwegiel . This is my first time playing with dodge and burn and using a Wacom tablet. This is a style of photography I am excited to learn more about. If you’re interested in sitting for something like this, message me. I need the practice and the crazier the makeup the better. Huge thanks to the model @adeliese_murielle for putting up with a bunch of rookies 😂 Make up by @glam_and_beyond Nikon d850 165mm f3.5 1/125 iso 160 #portrait #headshot #headshotphotography #moodyportraits #headshotphotographer #retouching #photoshoot #pictureday #nikoncanada #nikonusa #portraitphotography #headshots

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“The man in the boat” 😂 and I almost had the duck lined up but it wouldn’t listen. This spot is breathtaking. Life has been really busy lately and I haven’t been out shooting in far too long. Hoping to get out and shoot soon. Shot alongside the incredible @wanderwithrae Sony a7riii 16-35 zeiss f9 1/200 iso 320 @reallyrightstuff tvc34 and bh55 #sonyimages #sonyalpha #trilliumlake #ig_color #moodygrams #ig_escaype #optoutside #usaprimeshot #stunnersoninsta #justgoshoot #fbn10k

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One of the best sunsets I have ever seen. Check out the link in my bio. I recently had the honor of telling my story of recovery in a podcast. Being completely open and vulnerable like that certainly isn’t normal for me. Give it a listen and let me know what you think. Sony a7riii 16-35 Sony zeiss f9 .8 secs iso 250 @reallyrightstuff tvc34 and bh55 Sky forecasted by @ig_escaype #sonyimages #sonyalpha #moodygrams #heatercentral #bonsairock #activenorcal #laketahoe #earthfocus #tentree #fbn10k #stunnersoninsta #sunset_vision #ig_escaype #ig_color #sfgate #usaprimeshot #potd

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This thing is pretty incredible. Can’t wait to go this winter. I’ve been lagging on a bunch of editing, such a huge backlog of things I want to do and learning how to compete that vision . Sony a7rii sigma 70-200 mc11 adapter f9 1/4 iso 100 #yosemite #halfdome #sonyimages #sonyalpha #stunnersoninsta #justgoshoot #moodygrams #dragonslovetacos

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Throwback to one of my favorite images I have created. “I did a thing. Right when I saw this place I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The foreground was taken at Whitney portal. The Milky Way was taken that same night down the road at Alabama Hills. Shot alongside @jesika____ Composite Foreground - 5 shot pano Sony a7riii 16-35mm f9 1/4 sec iso 100 @leefilters lil stopper Sky - 8 shots stacked Nikon d750 HA mod sigma 35mm @f2.8 150 secs iso 1600 on ioptron tracker @reallyrightstuff tvc-34 bh-55 Edited in Lightroom and photoshop. Clear skies forecasted by @ig_escaype#moodygrams #waycoolshots #milkywaychasers #milkyway #nightphotography #nightphotography_exclusive #heatercentral #usaprimeshot #ig_color #igworld #astro #nightsky #fbn10k #ig_escaype #acreativevisual #stunnersoninsta #moodygrams

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