If if you look close you can see the focus isn’t great. I’m not sure why, I was on top of a parking garage so maybe there was some vibration. But it was a nice night, I was with a good friend and I liked the composition.
So here it is.
Dec. 15, 2015, Kansas City
Second time at this magical place. I honestly didn’t expect to see anything I didn’t see the first time (here).
It was different. Different time, different light.
Monument Rocks, Grinnell, KS 8/27/15
It’s August in Kansas City. 90 degrees and I’m thinking about the elk in winter. Sigh.
(Estes Park, March 2015)
I like the unexpected. Surprise. The totally out-of-place in the middle of the flattest part of Kansas.
(Oakley, KS, July 2015)
My favorite photo from this trip. Taken as the sun was setting, classic “look at those mountains” composition.
(Conundrum Hot Springs trail, June 2015)
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
― e.e. cummings
I have a love/hate relationship with Long’s Peak. I’ve been up it 3 times. And I’ve said I’ll never do it again… 3 times.
(RMNP, May 15, 2015)
We were driving thru Rocky Mtn National Park and I saw a couple cars pulled off to the side. I pulled over to look. I didn’t see any wildlife but the little meadow looked intriguing so I walked down and started taking pics of the meadow and winding stream. Getting down by the stream, shooting the water and grass.
Coming back up to the road, a car pulled over and a lady said “did you see her?” Wade and I both said “see who?” “The mama bear that’s down in the meadow.”
After we recovered we drove around to the other side of the meadow and I got the above pic. Not the best in the failing light. And I wasn’t getting close again.
(Rocky Mountain National Park, 5/15/15)
Every year I get a chance to take a long weekend in Estes Park. It involves lots of photography and hiking. Mostly photography. Ok there’s beer at the end of the day but mostly photography. Mostly.
I took this about 5 years ago. I’d been to South Africa several times and had never seen a rhino. I was at a game park. I saw this guy. I was so excited I jumped out of the car with my camera and started shooting. Then a game keeper came running over and told me to get back in the car.
(Kragga Kamma, South Africa, circa 2010)