Golden Waves | Moody Sunset

This gorgeous, moody sunset was photographed in Garden of the Gods one chilly sunset!

 

The clouds were rolling over Pikes Peak, which is always a gorgeous and camera-worthy view!

A good reminder to take our telephoto lenses with us, as when we zoom in, it can look like a completely different view.

Ever feel like you’ve shot the same location hundreds of times?  Bring a longer lens and get a new view!

 

What’s your favorite view to shoot?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

magical landscape of mountains against a golden glow

Foggy mountains

Sandstone Plateau | Experiment with Photographic Style

Experimenting with different styles of photography is the best way to decide what we want to do, and how we want to do it.  How we find our own style.

But let’s remember that even when we find our signature style, we’re still allowed to experiment and play around.

This landscape photograph was taken during a cloudy afternoon while hiking the sandstone bluffs in Ute Valley Park, and was edited with more of an HDR approach than my usual style.

It looks different, and obviously feels different as it’s not what I’m used to sharing and doesn’t fit with the style and brand that I’m going for.  It’s not the style I want people to expect when following my work.

And that’s OKAY.

We’re allowed to play.  We’re allowed to experiment.  We’re allowed to put out photography that’s different from our style.

Brand experts would say that too much experimentation can detract from our brand, and they may be right.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t still play around.

Let’s keep experimenting.  We’ll take approaches and create images that are different from what we and others are used to, but we might also find a new style and direction we want to take our photography in.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Moody, foggy burned forest in Colorado Springs

Nature photography of a foggy forest in Fall. Une photo d'une forêt brumeuse à l'automne.

Moody Mountainside

Cloudy days and moody weather make for some great sights up in the mountains.

Rain or shine, let’s spend some time outside with our cameras and spirits adventure-ready.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photograph of a magical sunset against the clouds

magical landscape of mountains against a golden glow

Magical Sunset

Sunsets and sunrises are always the perfect reminder of why it’s so important to spend time outside in Nature.

The open sky, whether cloudy and painted with colors or clear and transitioning smoothly, makes ourselves and our problems so much smaller.

Out in Nature, things are put back into perspective.

Let’s get outside, even during the Winter months, and get some perspective.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

A restless soul flying over a misty mountain range

Photograph of geese flying during sunset

Moody Ridge | Sunset

When the clouds are rolling through the mountains during sunset, and the  hills and trees are silhouetted again a beautiful glow, there’s a deep sense of calm and rightness.

Let’s try to get closer to nature; to life at its most basic form.

Let’s connect back to the natural world and let ourselves heal.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy sunset landscape

Moody, foggy burned forest in Colorado Springs

Ute Valley

On occasion, let’s take the time to go through our old files and see what we find worth experimenting with.

Sometimes we’ll find a gem, sometimes not, and it’s perfectly okay if we’re not feeling a particular image.

We can always delete it or save it for later!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Magical and fairytale landscape

Moody, foggy burned forest in Colorado Springs

Magical Bridge | Fairytale Landscape

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This beautiful landscape was photographed last Summer at the end of a road trip in the Colorado Mountains.

With the moody clouds and warm glow of the hills, it definitely looked straight out of a fairy tale!

 

Sometimes it takes a road trip to remind us that sometimes the best views are at home.

Let’s keep traveling, near and far, but remember to appreciate the beauty in the everyday.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Garden of the Gods photography
Fantasy landscape photography of a magical autumn forest with rays of sunlight