Joseph Roybal Photography@josephroybalphotography

Denver based professional landscape and travel photographer. Lowepro Storyteller : 📧[email protected]

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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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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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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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A throwback to an incredible photo trip through Alaska with @danballardphotography and @andrew_v. We spent 2 weeks on the road and slept about 3 hours total (it felt like anyway). Awesome trip, guys!


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Capturing the Aurora over the Vestrahorn was one my moments in the field where I sat there in complete awe watching these dance across the night sky for over two hours. It was incredible. #landscapephotography #landscape_captures #landscape_lovers #EarthVisuals #beautifulplaces #landscapelovers #welivetoexplore #awesome_earthpix #landscapes #landscapehunter #landscapelover #nature_shooters #longexposure #Iceland #vestrahorn #Astrophotography #northernlights


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I had a print request come through for this image and every time I look at it I remember the morning I took it so vividly. I’d been working super hard over a couple of winters with my friend @danballardphotography to capture Dream Lake partially frozen, with great light and pillows of snow on the rocks. It is such an insanely hard thing to time just right as everything has to line up. This was probably easily into the dozen plus hike into the area always getting skunked, or what wasn’t passing anyway for what was the intended goal. Let me say how discouraging this can be trying over and over at the same spot and coming home with nothing each time: the life of a landscape photographer. This morning we’d left Denver about 1:30 am and drove into RMNP and set out on the hike in a whiteout - Rocky was under a sever winter storm warning, but we could see weather was predicted to clear about sunrise. Crossed fingers for light and frozen faces a few hours later I have this image I love and means so much to me having gone through a ton to get it.


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Patagonia truly is a magical place...


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