It’s fun having a project in another state and completely different element than what is here in Colorado. I’ve been photographing this beach each trip out to California with different ideas in my mind as to what I’m looking to capture. I’ve always hoped for great light with clouds and have only had that once in all of my attempts, but was reaching a workshop that evening so I didn’t shoot. During this most recent trip I was skunked every evening with total and complete fog with one day on the horizon looking to be clear. This gave me the idea to go for the night and stars scene here. What’s also fun is feeling a little like you become somewhat of a “local” in a new little town when all you’re doing is hanging out in coffee shops and taquerias for days waiting for conditions to line up. Thank you, Half Moon Bay, for being such a great host ;)
I recently took this image high in the Colorado Rockies in my favorite mountain range - the San Juans - where we have the most beautiful peaks and flowers in all of the state. A couple of years ago I found this location through hours of google earth searches and then on-location scouting. I was also looking for images and couldn’t find any to speak of albeit it being near some very popular photography “locations”. This philosophy of finding something original isn’t an entirely new one nor one I can claim, but it is very important I feel and I share this concept with quite a few photographers today like @danballardphotography, one of my best friends. He and I both aim to reduce impact and create something new when it’s very easy to simply follow others. ⠀⠀ This image was taken in one of my favorite locations as it’s still just a quiet little basin in an ever increasingly popular and busy state. So much of our landscape is getting worn down due to such heavy traffic, it’s sad to see it happening. I loved being able to have this entire area entirely to myself with nothing but the sound of the wind and trickle of water to be heard. I shot this composition three days in a row morning and night hoping for conditions to come together and didn’t have a single other photographer in sight. ⠀⠀ I hope you all enjoy and let me know your thoughts below on our efforts to keep our wild, wild. #earthofficial#earthfocus#natureaddict#awesomeearth#welivetoexplore#flowergram#sunsetsniper#sunsets#sunsetlovers#goplayoutside#lifeofadventure#colorado#photooftheday#awesomeglobe#dreamplaces#landscape_captures
I’ve travelled to this little fishing village on the Isle of Skye two years in a row now getting skunked every single time except for this one. This year, just a few weeks ago, I sat here three nights in a row with my client saying, “If we get this, we get Scotland in a different light, we have to keep trying.” What has made this area so dang hard to shoot apart from just a general challenging lack of foreground was its distance to Portree where we were staying and the time sunset ended and then sunrise kicked off. We would finish this area about 11:00pm and then have a little over an hour drive ahead of us. Sunrise was 4:45, but we’d have to be up and out the door no later than 3:00am so waking up at 2:15-2:30am - repeat this for one week and add 5-7 miles of hiking each day on top of it. Whenever anyone tells me landscape photography must be the best job or fun I always share it is such hard work: I’m always sleep deprived, generally thinking of food and in damp/wet/cold environments. I’m also trying to take the photo so typically I’m not even able to fully take in all that’s going on in front of me. I do consider myself incredibly fortunate though to be able to witness Mother Nature in this capacity, it is special and wouldn’t want it any other way. I would love to be cold, wet and sleep deprived over and over and over again - who’s up for a Scotland 2019 trip?