A great photo year!
I have to say my “photo” year had been filled with many great experiences and success stories. One of my better experiences was a trip to the Pacific Northwest in April to capture the amazing waterfalls of Oregon and Washington. Have to say the weather was absolutely perfect and the greenery was almost overwhelming; particularly coming from a “brown” Colorado at the time. “Mystical”, “Tower of Power”, and “Wachella Falls” were a few of my favorite images captured on the trip. I was so impressed by the power of some of these falls, yet, it was one of the lowest snow melts on record in the Pacific Northwest. So, that can only mean a return trip to capture even more dramatic water.
Although, I wasn’t able to time the Colorado fall shooting with a snow event, I still managed to capture some very unique images. Some of my favorites were taken around the Telluride area. “Winter Arrives” was one of those “better lucky than good” images as I was completely focused on capturing an image the opposite direction. As I was packing up my camera gear, this amazing storm cloud appeared, creating wonderful light and drama. Of course while I’m out on new locations, I scout for subsequent years; thus, I am ready for some epic shots in the future. Although we didn’t have snow during the fall, I have to say it was the most warm and comfortable photo trip I’ve ever had! Can’t say I recall shooting in a tee shirt at the end of September any other year.
Being so close to Rocky Mtn National Park, I was fortunate to experience some nice light conditions this past September. Highlights included a very nice Milky Way scene over Bear Lake that I called “Counting Stars.” It was a very special evening that included almost no wind creating a glass sheen on Bear Lake. During the fall color change I was also treated to some spectacular sights as depicted in the images “Elation”, “Hallett Autumn”, and “Red Dawn.”
I want to acknowledge a web designer, Chris Chavez, for creating my vision for this new web site. It is exactly what I wanted to display and sell my art. Fortunately, he is a good listener and patient, as I struggled to convey my vision. Cheers, Chris!
I hope you all had opportunities to enjoy the natural world and all its glory this past year. If you are so inclined, pass the word around about this site and my work. “Word of mouth” is usually the best way to elevate the exposure of any artist.
See ya on the trail,