Purple Pass

We have to make time for what matters to us.

The things that feed our soul can’t be left to chance.  We have to schedule time, carve it out in our day to day lives, and make it happen.

How do you make time for what you love?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Golden Glow

Although sticking with ‘brand’ on instagram, I’m trying to get back and explore where I started, nature photography and frequent trips into the woods.

Let’s explore where we came from, get ourselves outside, and enjoy our beginnings and our present.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

 

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

Journey of Heroes | Mountain Pass

Life is often far from fantasy, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take every opportunity to be our own hero.

We must take the initiative to live the life we want to live, to create a present and future that makes us feel alive.

Whether that means long road trips and photographing sunsets, or building a family with those you love, or anything and everything in between…it’s our responsibility to make it happen.

Let’s listen to our souls and head in the direction our hearts are trying to take us.  Let’s be our own heroes.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Moody red sunset in the mountains

landscape photography of a magical mountain sunset

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

Magical Mountain Sunset | Peace Through Detachment

This mountain belongs to the Collegiate Peaks and was photographed near sunset during a spontaneous road trip.

While working to meet our goals and live the best life we can, we come across new people, places, and things.  We can find insecurities stirring up as well.

We fear things will change.

We fear losing the people we love, having to leave the places where we’re comfortable, and losing the things we’ve finally acquired.

Detachment is needed.

It is difficult, especially once fear has already set in.  But when we lovingly separate ourselves from what we’re so afraid to lose, when we let it go and trust things will be the way they’re meant to be, it gets easier.

We feel lighter.  We feel free.

Like most things, it gets easier with practice.  Let’s breathe, keep our eyes on our dreams, but lovingly let go and trust that we will be alright whatever comes.

Let’s keep chasing the sunset, without getting too caught up in the timing.  Let’s keep climbing mountains, without insisting we make it to the top.  Let’s keep moving forward, without clinging to the ‘perfect’ destination.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

follow your passion

Nature photography of golden sunset light in a forest of aspen trees.

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