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

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

Lone Tree | Moody Landscape

Photographed this tree atop a ridge at Garden of the Gods nature park at sunrise, and experimented with some different editing techniques!

There are so many ways to go about altering and editing a photo, so let’s take the time to experiment and try new things to see how they work and what effects we can get!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Magical and fairytale landscape

Moody, foggy burned forest in Colorado Springs

Ridge Sunrise | Garden of the Gods

Photographed while hiking through Garden of the Gods one morning!

The nature park in Colorado Springs is known for the great sandstone rock formations, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of beauty to be found besides!

Let’s remember that beauty is everywhere, and often there are gorgeous sights to be enjoyed if we simply turn around and look in the less popular areas!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Garden of the Gods photography
Colorful sunrise photograph of Garden of the Gods

Misty Mountain Cliffs

It’s incredible how gorgeous and mysterious mountains and trees are when surrounded by mist and clouds!

Photographing nature in it’s moodier moments brings such a thrill, like watching an intriguing fantasy movie.

Bringing more fantastic, moody, and magical elements into my photography has become a goal, and it’s been quite an interesting and exciting journey so far!

 

What’s your favorite mood to capture and create in your photos?

A natural feel?  Something light and uplifting?  Dark and broody?

 

Whatever currently pulls on our hearts, let’s continue to follow with enthusiasm!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photography of a moody mountain sunset.

Sunrise photography

Clouds are a Photographer’s Best Friend

This moody sunset was photographed one evening as dark clouds shrouded the mountains.  The sun created a strong silhouette of this ridge that was burned in a forest fire, with the clouds adding contrast and gloom to the scene.


It’s always puzzling when photographers say they hate cloudy days.

Clouds soften the sunlight, like a soft box diffuses our flash, so gorgeous light can be photographed even during noon hours!

Not only that, but the most gorgeous sunsets often have plenty of clouds in the sky to cast different colors and add interesting shapes.  They can be photographed sharp, or slow to create a ‘blanket’ look across the sky!

They also can add tremendous mood to an otherwise rather ‘clean’ scene.

 

So next time we see a ‘nap day’ on the weather forecast, or see clouds rolling on the horizon, let’s get excited and get outside to see what those beauties in the sky have in store!

Let’s just remember to bring a jacket and an umbrella in case the clouds bring something extra!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photography of a clouds against a mountaintop

Landscape photography of foggy mountains.

Orange Glow | Super Moon

This was taken within a few days of this year’s Super Moon, this time with some gorgeous clouds in play and a little foreground in the form of a slight silhouette.

Clouds can be a photographer’s best friend!  They add interest, diffuse light, and bring a little something extra~

 

Let’s remember to not get discouraged by less-than-awesome shots, and to not be afraid to reshoot!

Let’s find our lesson, and move forward with a little more knowledge and experience.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’
Landscape photography of the Wolf Moon behind a tree.

Blue and cloudy morning sky