On the way down we all piled into a bus, and drove down the mountain as the sun was setting. The light was beautiful and we were all in high spirits. There can definitely be a competitive element when you get a big group of photographers together, but we all know each other so well that we just had fun.
We also became really close with our guide. In a few short days he went from a complete stranger, to a fellow photographer and friend. It was difficult all around to say goodbye when we went our separate ways on Monday.
In the end, we were just a bunch of friends sharing a weekend together shooting, exploring, and connecting. The trip was surprising and challenging, but it’s those elements that made it all worth it.