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

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

Red Pass | Mountain Sunset

This gorgeous sunset took over the landscape of Wilkerson Pass last night.

A beautiful view that was almost missed because, as usual, I got lost on some side roads in Pike National Forest.

Planning doesn’t usually go hand-in-hand with my photography style, whether concerning landscapes or portraits.

But when chasing a sunset on unfamiliar dirt roads, a map and some planning could do some good!

 

Let’s not be afraid to get lost, but let’s be prepared and do a little planning before our photography trips.  Otherwise, we might miss a gorgeous sunset!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

magical landscape of mountains against a golden glow

landscape photography of a magical mountain sunset

Golden Glow | Ice Lake

This gorgeous and moody mountain range was photographed from Wilkerson Pass in Colorado.

Although taken from a pull-off, this road trip made clear the need for a car that can handle all terrain, as some of the best ‘pull-offs’ are definitely not designated.

When us photographers pull off major highways, it helps if we can get back on!

And in the spirit of Ansel Adams, I look forward to spending some time on the roof of a car for a better vantage point, platform or no!

What are some less-obvious necessities that have come up on your photographic travels?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

A restless soul flying over a misty mountain range

landscape photography of a magical mountain pass

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

Calm Night Sky

Finally took the 11-16mm f/2.8 lens out for practice beneath a beautiful, starry night sky!

This was photographed with a 20 sec exposure at 200 ISO, and although still a little dark, I was pleasantly surprised by now many stars were captured, especially given that this was taken surrounded by city lights!

Definitely excited to photograph the stars up in the mountains and away from the light pollution!

 

Do you have any experience with astrophotography?  What’s your favorite part?  The star-gazing?  Time alone in the wilderness?

Let’s keep getting out and trying new things!

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sunrise photography

Photograph of stars shining over clouds at dusk.