Forest Trail

When nature is a great love, make a point to get out and enjoy it!

Take the time to get out on hikes, explore trails, climb mountains, breathe fresh air, really enjoy it!

Even if we don’t have time to make it to the mountains every week, let’s commit to getting outside and enjoying whatever nature we can.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

A vivid green forest

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.

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

Among the Gods

Sunrise photographed in the magical Garden of the Gods park in Colorado.


The beauty and magic of Nature always manages to surprise and inspire!  Sunrises are particularly beautiful, though a bit harder to catch if you’re a night owl.

They are often worth it, though, and mornings offer a chance to catch magical mist hanging around the landscape before it’s burned off by the Sun.

Whether we’re night owls or not, let’s try to get up to enjoy the sunrise every once in a while, and let Nature get us recharged and ready for a new day of creation!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sunrise photography

Landscape photography of geese at sunrise

Into the New Year!

Happy New Year!

One thing we can always count on in life is change, so let’s look back at all we’ve seen evolve over the past year in the world, in our lives, and in ourselves, and welcome all that’s in store for the new year!

Let’s spend more time in nature, with friends, laughing, learning, growing, exploring, and making the best adventure out of life that we can!

To our continued journey of bettering ourselves, and finding the beauty in life and our imaginations~!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

 

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