Joseph Roybal Photography@josephroybalphotography

Pro landscape photographer, workshop instructor, brand ambassador. Supported by Danner Boots, Mountain Standard, AtlasPacks, Zeal Optics. Colorado is🏡

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Joseph Roybal Photography

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 ;)


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To this day I’ve never seen such an incredible ray of light beam straight onto the peak I’m photographing with perfect color and snow capped mountains.
I snapped this a couple of years ago high in the San Juans here in my home state of beautiful Colorado during #fall. .
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It never fails that you’ll spend hours or days in an area “scouting” and testing angles readjusting hundreds of times preparing for the light, hoping it comes. And then when it begins to bang off you realize all your prep wasn’t for naught, but none of the previous compositions work right with the light that’s happening. That’s what happened with this shot - I’d spent a couple of days setting up, adjusting this, adjusting that; tweaking this and that and then when the crazy electrical storm passed and clouds began to break with this insane light happening I don’t think I’ve ever worked so fast.
High in the San Juans here in my home state of beautiful Colorado. .
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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.
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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


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This is an older image I captured in the Lost Dutchman Mountains a few years back and still one of my favorites to this day. The way cholla’s catch light is incredible. I was shooting with a great buddy of mine (tagged in photo) for about a week camping and hiking each morning and evening looking for compositions like this one here. I shot this hand-held to be able to position myself properly to “pinch” the sun to create this sun star. For anyone wondering, the Nikon Af-D 20mm 2.8 is an incredible lens and almost prefer it to my 14-24 for images such as this one here, its sun star is truly brilliant and crisp, unable to be duplicated by so much other glass out there. .
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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?


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One of my favorite waterfalls along the southern coast of Iceland is Skógafoss simply because you have so many options for this scene you are not limited to one composition - your creativity can run wild here making for a fun shoot. The northern lights were set to go off the evening I shot this, but clouds rolled in blocking a “storm” going on above which I really liked for mood anyway so it all worked out in the end. Next time.
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#Iceland #Water #Waterfall #Sunset #Clouds #Glaciers #Long_exposure #Skógafoss #Landscape_photography #earth_shots #earthpix #awesomeearth #earthofficial #photooftheday #awesomeglobe #dreamplaces #landscape_captures #landscape_lovers #EarthVisuals #beautifulplaces #landscapelovers #earthescope #awesome_earthpix #landscapes #landscapehunter #landscapelover #nature_shooters #Hubs_United #Worlprime #jaw_dropping_shots


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I just returned last week from Scotland shooting with a client where we were blessed with really amazing light and conditions the entire 10 days! We were really really fortunate with “Scottish” weather setting in the day we were heading to the airport to fly home.
This was our first night of shooting and my first time here as well. Finding it in great light and spring when all is green makes for a super fun shoot.
Super excited to share more from this trip...more to come!
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#Scotland #Water #Waterfall #Sunset #Clouds #Glaciers #Landscape_photography #earth_shots #earthpix #awesomeearth #earthofficial #photooftheday #awesomeglobe #dreamplaces #landscape_captures #landscape_lovers #EarthVisuals #beautifulplaces #landscapelovers #earthescope #awesome_earthpix


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Surprisingly finding an acceptable image of the iconic Icelandic horse isn’t as easy as it appears. I’ve only posted one other here in my feed and both I worked at showing them in their environment. This I went a little wider with, something I wasn’t sure if I would ultimately like in the end, but for me it worked .
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This was one of the most fun shoots I had while in Iceland! Finding the perfect glacier that was fully transparent like a diamond wasn’t easy. I also love keeping my shutter right at 1/6 of a second to add drama in the water so it’s not so blurry or too harsh which sometimes requires an ND filter, other times ambient light and low ISO get the trick. I was helping my client get her shot in this area and quickly threw my camera in place and fired off two frames, this being the only one that made the cut.
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Thinking back to one year ago... So thankful to be able to share these experiences with amazing clients again this year ..... #IsleofSkye #scotland #Sunrise #instagood #landscapes #Photography #ExploreMore #amazing #quiraing #Mountains #amazing_shots #EarthVisuals #coloradophotographer #303magazine


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Capturing the human element in my landscapes isn’t generally what I set out to do, but every time I do and am able I love how it “adds” a whole other element and feel. The Icelandic Highlands were maybe my favorite area of the country with all of the insane geologic formations, geothermal smoke spewing from the earth, glaciers and moss all meeting in one place. ----------------------------------------------
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