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Shifting Sands…

October 26th, 2009 | colorado, Sand Dunes

This weekend I had the opportunity to go to the Sand Dunes National Park located in Southern Colorado and wander around before the snows came. They are truly amazing in both size and location. I have some great pics taken with snow capped mountains as back drops but tried this photo as a pure composition piece.

Alberta Falls

October 8th, 2009 | colorado, National Parks, Rocky Mountain

A day earlier this year showed the results of one of our wettest summers in years as Alberta Falls, in Rocky Mountain National Park was in full effect.

Grand Canyon

June 13th, 2009 | Arizona, Grand Canyon, National Parks

So this is the second of a series of Grand Canyon shots that I have posted and this one is probably my favorite. It is taken from the south rim and is easily accessible as it was taken at a tourist turn-off along the rim road. I still need to get to the bottom of the canyon for a walkabout… (with my camera of course)

Those Rocky Mountains…

February 16th, 2009 | colorado, Rocky Mountain

One of the best parts about living in Denver is the accessibility to the Rocky Mountains. The snow this year has been minimal, and with temperatures above normal, it has allowed me to get some mountain hiking in on the weekends. This is the falls below Sky Pond in the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a semi- moderate hike to get to (by Rocky Mountain Standards) and has several scenic “pay-offs” along the way.

FYI: There is a person in this photo to give you a perspective of the size of this falls.

Little Camera; Big Vista

December 10th, 2008 | Arizona, Grand Canyon, National Parks

The Grand Canyon is a deceiving place for photographers. You come up to the rim and peer out and think that something so grandiose will be an easy capture. And you snap away, and snap away…but in the end…you never feel like you got “it”. Colors, depth, vista all seemed lost in my little camera. So next year I will head back with a BIGGER camera…that will for sure solve the issue. I mean really…big things need a big camera- so simple.