Our final camping trip for 2015 in Golden Gate State Park. A fantastic, relaxing weekend with good friends, some playing in the mountains, and generally just doing nothing.
Gregg and I were talking about going down to Montrose/Crested Butte to shoot fall colors, but due to some time constraints on me, we took a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park instead. Fall Colors, Elk rut, and generally beautiful Colorado skys, I left home at 5am to meet Gregg and drive up to get there as early in the morning as we could. Not much fall color up there, but beautiful none-the-less.
Gregg and I decided to take a quick photo excursion up to Lake Isabelle in the Indian Peaks Wilderness last Sunday to see how the wildflowers were doing. We got some decent shots on the way in to Lake Isabelle, with the high clouds diffusing the light perfectly.
I came home from work this Friday to find a box sitting on my porch. An unexpected shipment from Mom and Dad. Opening it was “interesting” to say the least. I guess they cleaned out the attic of stuff they’ve been saving since I was a wee lad. Finger-paintings from kindergarden. Maps to the Dickens Fair. And much more.
The annual Steamboat trip with the Lowrimores in late fall/early winter this year was over the Thanksgiving day holiday. Five days of fun with friends, just relaxing, playing in the mountains (not on ski slopes). There’s really not much snow up here yet, but we come up here often enough that we know where to play when the snow’s low. And it gave us a chance to go take some pics up by Steamboat Lake.
Gregg and I have been talking about shooting the Milky Way, and we finally decided to head up to Summit Lake at the base of Mount Evans on a new moon night to try it out.
ay 5 of our trip begins with shooting sunrise pictures from the balcony of the hotel and the news that a fairly significant winter storm was coming in and planning to dump 4-8 inches of snow in Flagstaff. I did some preliminary scouting and figured we could drive to the east a little, then head due south to Petrified Forest (Kash REALLY wanted to go back there to take pictures, for reasons that will remain with Kash)
Day 4 of a 4 day photo excursion to the south-western deserts. This day was in Monument Valley.
Day 3 of a 4 day photo excursion to the south-western deserts. This day was at Horseshoe Bend and Lower Antelope Canyon.