I found this wonderful meadow of blooming Lupine up Gothic road north of the quirky ski town of Mount Crested Butte. The monsoon was a little weak on this afternoon, but the clouds happened to hang around until sunset providing me with some great shapes and nice color. I used an ultra wide-angle lens getting in close to the most profuse blooms and framed in the spectacular sky waiting until the color in the clouds reached its peak before tripping the shutter.
See more of my Colorado images in the Mountain Magic gallery on my website.
For the month of July, I am releasing a 12×18″ Fine Art Print of “Fire and Ice” printed on Fujichrome Super Gloss at a discounted price of $100.00. I made this image in the high country of the Indian Peaks Wilderness at Blue Lakes under the Continental Divide. The hike up was tough and I encountered down pours, sleet and sub freezing temps in order to be on location for the sweet light.
SuperGloss uses a unique polyester base that give it an incredible gloss and creates a depth and dimensionality that has to be seen to be believed. This depth helps SuperGloss prints reflect more light which makes them more brilliant than other papers, and the colors are deeper and richer than even Pearl or Metallic papers. Please allow 2 – 3 weeks to receive your signed print via Fed Ex.
Porphyry Basin Falls at sunset, San Juan Mountains, Colorado.
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You can now read my latest instalment of Notes from the field on my website!
I made this shot well after sunset perched high on a rock outcrop on Trail Ridge at about 12,000 feet. There was a soft pink glow (Earth Shadow) and a band of clouds enveloping Longs Peak. I took a 5 minute exposure at ISO 100 and f8. The extreme drag in the shutter allowed the clouds to foam around the summit and gives the image a painterly feel! Next post will be new images and a link to a new Photo Journal from Ricketts Glen State Park, so check back soon!! Joe
Still going through images from the Colorado trip and processing the best of the best. Here is one from Great Sand Dunes National Park. I climbed the dune field to the top to be in position when the magic happened. The sunset was simply incredible!
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A very cold shoot at dusk from the edge of Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado.
I managed to make it through 16 days of camping, shooting 14 – 16 hours a day, hiking well above 12,000 feet and leading a group workshop and a private one-on-one workshop in the mountains of Colorado. I have been back home for only a couple of days and really have not had any down time from the moment I stepped of the plane in BWI till writing this blog. On Monday morning I had to be out at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens at first light for a photo workshop and this morning at Brookside Gardens for a One Day Macro workshop with 10 students. On top of all of that, I have had a few magazine submissions to complete as well as catching up on about 100+ emails from my time away. I am just beginning to process all the images from the trip as well as launching a new section of my website called “Photo Journal where I will be adding new entries each month from various location shoots with images and stories on the area. You can click here to read my first entry Bisti Badlands: Land of Enchanted Rock from a quick overnight in this amazing area of badlands and sculpted rock in the desert of northwest New Mexico.
All in all, it was an amazing trip with some really amazing light. We ended up shooting in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Crested Butte, the Bisti Badlands, Great Sand Dunes National Park and the San Juan Mountains. We covered alot of areas and I came back with some really exciting images to add to the portfolio. Over the next few weeks, I will be adding journal entries on the various locations listed above, so make sure to check back often.
Here are my Top Selects from the trip. You can also visit the portfolios section of my website for more images from the trip!
Just finished up shooting sunrise on my last morning in Colorado. I have to be back to the airport at 3pm to catch my flight home at 6pm. I will be writing a few photo journals and be posting new images in a few days after I return, so remember to bookmark this page and also check my new website for the photo journals and recent work.