I got a new camera, an Olympus OMD E-5 Mark 2. It’s micro 4:3 which means it will be easier to lug around in the mountains. Still love my Canon but I gotta admit the portability and ease of it means I’ll be shooting with it more. I paired it with a 14 – 150 Olympus lens.
(Backyard of my place in Estes Park, Nov. 2017)
Amazing, scenic trip. Four days in a southern Colorado national forest. This was our water source and view from our tents the last two nights. Since we were backpacking I didn’t take a dslr, just a GoPro and my iPhone. Kind of hard to get a bad shot with this landscape.
I got a chance to visit Monument Rocks again. Sunrise this time.
Previously: July 2015 and August 2015
I think I found a better angle. Now you see there are at least 2 sets of rocks. It was about 1/2 hour past sunrise. Maybe I’ll go just one more time.
(Oakley, KS, October 2016)
We took a tour of the fort while we were there. People in period dress are always a good time to pull out the camera. This young lady was teaching kids how to play the type of games the kids in the fort would have played. I need a job like that. Of course I wouldn’t have looked as good in a dress.
Mackinac Island, 6/13/16
I have always wanted to do a night hike up to Gem Lake and do some night sky photography. Seems like it’s always cloudy or something comes up. Finally got my chance this May. 22 second exposure and some light painting on the lake and rocks. The experimentation was part of the fun.
Estes Park, May 2, 2016
Spring break. We were up in Estes and it’d been snowing for two days. With 8 inches of snow we weren’t going anywhere so I thought I’d see what I could take photos of in the backyard. I don’t usually shoot stuff like this which made it all the more interesting.
Aspen Grove backyard, March 17, 2016
As we were leaving Estes after Christmas break, I saw this. We were already leaving later than we wanted. But I was breaking as I said “ok if I stop and take another pic?” I knelt down in the snow to shoot under the fence rail. I didn’t shoot many frames, but the scene was too compelling to leave. The composition, colors, all just fell into place. Perfect photo to start the new year.
I’m glad I’ll be there again in a couple days.
Devil’s Gulch, Jan. 4, 2016