Golden Waves

Fashion portrait featuring a model in a red lace dress in a field during sunset Model: Yasae
Fashion: Thrifted

Photographed one fine Winter day while running around the hills!

Let’s give ourselves the freedom to experiment outside our usual subject styles and shooting themes.

We may find something we’re passion about, or not.  But the important thing is to be open to experimentation!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy portrait photography with a witch theme

fantasy portrait photography of a Doe Nymph and Spring Goddess

Abandoned Train Car

This old, decaying train car has been seen around the house for over a decade, as it was one of my mother’s favorite painting subjects.

This beautiful piece of history is only improving with age, and sits high in the mountains of Colorado outside the mining town of Victor.

Ventures out into the mountain and rural life of farms and mining towns are always interesting.  You never know what you’ll find!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Boarded Up Farmhouse

Old Stone Barn

Mountain Ranch

This lone tree sits in the grassy field of a ranch nestled against the Colorado mountains.
Ranches aren’t hard to find around here, so it’s a great escape from the city, even just to hike by and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of farm life.

Let’s get out and enjoy different areas of interest, even those close to home.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photograph of an old barn on a ranch in Colorado

Barn | Rock Ledge Ranch

Dark Skies

One of the many views from the historic Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado.

This place was absolutely fantastic when I visited during the off-season earlier this year, even though there weren’t any reenactors present.

It’s a working ranch, so there were plenty of horses and chickens about, and I’m looking forward to getting back there sometime soon!

Let’s keep our eyes open for the beautiful places around us.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Barn | Rock Ledge Ranch

Landscape photography of a trail in Rock Ledge Ranch.

Pikes Peak | Road Trip

Today was the first real road trip in what feels like forever, and it was just what was needed!

Fresh mountain air, bright sunlight, and tons of gorgeous new views to take in was a wonderful treat!

It was great to see Pikes Peak from a different perspective, and I can’t wait to get back up in the mountains to take advantage of dusk light and extra time to get out of the car!  Perhaps this Fall?

Let’s enjoy our everyday views, but remember to get out and travel once in a while, if only for a few hours.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Rolling Mountain Path

Landscape photography of Colorado mountains under dark clouds.

Move Toward Passion

Going through the motions is no way to live our lives.

Life and emotions are always in flux, but the pattern of ‘work, eat, sleep’ is a guaranteed way to lower our mood and ensure we feel stuck.

It’s so incredibly important that we live our values, enjoy a passion, and make progress with our goals on a daily basis.  Even a few stolen moments and a small step forward can help keep us from feeling stuck and improve our mood.

If we’re feeling trapped and suffocated, let’s not dig ourselves deeper by mindlessly watching tv, surfing the web, drinking alcohol, or the like.  Instead, let’s see this as a wake-up call and turn to a passion or a hobby, and ask ourselves what we can do right now to align ourselves closer to our values.

Yes, we have to work, eat, and sleep, but that doesn’t mean we have to just go through the motions.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

dirt earth macro photography

Spring Seeds

Flower Field | Pikes Peak

Kindness is never wasted, even if shown to those who may not notice or return it.

Let’s always be kind to others, but let’s also remember to be kind to ourselves.  Let’s give ourselves love and acceptance, so that we can better love and accept those we meet in life.

Much Love,

Roman.

Photography of nature affected by wildfire. Blog post on compassion.

Sky photography of clouds after sunset.