Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Building the Art Studio

....Or should we call it a "man cave"...or a "she-shed?"

I haven't been doing a lot of painting/drawing lately.  This summer we began converting half of our large shed into an art sudio.  With a lot of help from Dad (Grandpa), we framed walls, put in some windows, insulated, dry-walled, sanded, textured, painted, put in a door, flooring, furnishing, ect.   Part way into the school year, the man cave is finished and finally getting some use.  I'm thankful for all the help from Cami, Dad, and even the kids.

Time to start some new art projects!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fall Colors Trip 2018 - Twin Lakes and Rocky Mountain National Park

Reflection of Mt. Hope on a pond in Twin Lakes, Colorado
Reflection on a beaver pond near Twin Lakes

This year we took the whole family to camp at Twin Lakes near Leadville.  This is now one of my favorite spots to camp.  The fishing wasn't good, but we didn't care cause the views were awesome.  I'm starting a four seasons series of photographs from this area, so we'll be visiting here again throughout the year. There were absolutely 0 clouds the whole trip.  Most photographers don't like clear skies, but I personally like the plain bright blues against the golden yellows.  Plus, it makes for unbelievably clear starry night photos!  Below are some of my favorite images from the past couple trips.  Hope you like them!

reflection of Mt. Elbert on a high pond in Autumn
Beaver Pond with 14er Mt. Elbert and hills of gold

Old Cabin in the town of Twin Lakes

panorama twin lakes colorado in autumn with fall aspen trees
Pano of Twin Lakes with aspen grove

Rocky Mountain Sawatch Range with stars and milky way in fall colors
Super clear night with the Milky Way easily visible to the naked eye.

creek with aspen leaves blanketing the ground in autumn photograph of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Trickling falls high in the forest of RMNP

glacier creek and Hallett Peak sunrise in the Glacier Gorge area of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Sunrise on Hallett Peak and Glacier Creek

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Four Seasons - Bear Lake

Summer fall winter and spring photographs of Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado prints by Aaron Spong
Four Seasons of Bear Lake - Prints Available

This is my third series of photographs taken at one location in all four seasons.  Bear Lake is probably the most popular spot in Rocky Mountain National Park.  It's the start of many hikes in the Glacier Gorge area and has an excellent view of the tallest mountain in the park, Longs Peak.  This particular view is a bit off the beaten path and a pleasure to photograph in the stillness and silence above the crowds below.  It only took me about a year to complete!  😄

Bear Lake Spring - Prints available

Bear Lake Summer - Prints available

Bear Lake Autumn - Prints available

Bear Lake Winter - Prints available