Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mountain Photography - Winter 2018/2019

Mount Princeton a fourteener in Buena Vista Colorado at sunrise in Winter 14ers
Mt. Princeton Sunrise

This year, I'm working on a handful of four season photographs from Rocky Mountain National Park as well as the Collegiate Peaks area near Buena Vista/Leadville.  This is kind of a cool new experience for me in that I get to visit these locations four times (or more) in one single year and get to explore a little deeper and see the different moods of the landscapes.  It is amazing how drastic a mountain scene can change over the course of two or three months!  Totally looking forward to putting all these photographs together side by side at the end of this summer.  Winter is my least favorite experience wise.  Not a big fan of waiting for the sun to come up while standing outside in the -10 degree windchill factor, but the scenes themselves look awesome.  In my opinion, mountains look most majestic covered in a blanket of white.

Winter cabin with Twin Lakes and Sawatch Mountains Behind Colorado Leadville
Old Cabin in the Sawatch

Sunrise twin lakes colorado mountains mount hope sawatch range CO

Mount Elbert and Twin Lakes in Winter near Leadville Colorado
Mt. Elbert (Tallest Peak in Colorado)

Sunrise - Indian Peaks Wilderness from the Front Range

Winter Hallett Peak Rocky Mountain National Park Four Seasons RMNP
Hallett Peak - RMNP

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