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Pikes Peak and Garden Of The Gods Park bathe in the pre-dawn light on New Years Day morning, the first day of our winter photo meetup. We froze our collective butts off (it was far below zero) but well worth it! The light was just beautiful, really clear and clean...and you have to love alpenglow!

Anyways I hope you all like it
John

Specs: In camera HDR using my Sony a550
1/4 second exposure at f14
Minolta 35-70mm f4 lens
Fotodiox CPL and Grad ND
Tripod and shutter release

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The sunset fights off the impending snowstorm sweeping over the Colorado Rockies and Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Captured on my Sony a550 using a Minolta 18-200mm lens. It is scenes like this that go just beyond photography, but also just the ability to be there and witness it all, too.

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John


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The first light of a fall day shines on the mountain tops of the Colorado Rockies as the skies of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Sometimes using a longer lens to get intimate landscapes that the human eye otherwise would miss is a wonderful thing, and so it is here using my Minolta 18-200mm on my Sony a550 to get in close to the detail. I love doing these kinds of shots, it is just amazing what you find! Combined with in camera HDR, a Grad ND and CPL, tripod & shutter release, it all came together. I really think that at times, God knows just how to paint the skies.

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John


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Alpenglow hits the peaks of Moraine Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Golden Banner wildflowers dot the valley floor as The Big Thompson River cuts through it. I have to say it was a pretty incredible display of light. You have to love early mornings in the mountains!

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John

Sony a550
Minolta 18-200mm lens
Tripod, Grad Nd, CPL

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First light of the day hits Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Below, in the valley, the sounds of Elk bugling was like music to my ears. Standing here, watching this unfold is akin to heaven.

Towering at 14,259 feet high, it is said that the climb to the top of the peak was probably first done by pre-Columbian indigenous people collecting eagle feathers. Pretty amazing to think that.

In camera HDR on my Sony a550, using a Minolta 18-200mm lens, Fotodiox CPL and GND , along with my tripod.

I hope you all like it
John


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Myself and ~Glitch-Chaos decided to make a return early yesterday morning to catch the sunrise at St Male outside of Estes Park, Colorado. Needless to say getting up at 330am was well worth it, as the day would yield some excellent shots!

The weather was completely wild and insane, when we arrived. We were on the leading front edge of a snow storm with the the sun making one heck of an amazing sunrise behind us. Wild as heck with the storm blowing down over the mountains, but the color and light was remarkable, we were just far enough and in the outflow of the storm, that the snow was falling, and the light completely diffused. If we had driven maybe a mile west to behind the church, we would be getting hammered from it all.

It was something though, watching the sunrise do battle with this snow storm, all the while trying to click the shutter in wind gusts that were very strong. Thank God for Puffin Pads is all I can say!

Anyways, I hope you all like it
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Boreas Pass, Colorado overlooking Breckenridge taken during Fall 2010.

Season represented: Autumn

Photographed on a Sony a550 using a Minolta 18-200DT Lens

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Season represented: Winter

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado....one thing I love to do is use long lenses and shoot landscapes with them. It is amazing what you can see using a 400mm that you would otherwise miss. Often when shooting like this, I work the composition extensively in the camera, trying to frame it exactly as I want, adjusting it accordingly so and often times just panning, looking for something that catches my eye. This was indeed the case with this shot.

Captured on my Sony a550 using a Tamron 200-400mm lens, it is an in camera HDR shot set on +3. Tripod and shutter release cable used.

:bulletred: Please see the shot on my website here how it appears sharpened correctly for web use, not allowing for the DA resizing algorithms [link]

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John


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Fences.....
In life we meet many people
Who hide behind fences
Never seeing things for what they are
Assuming that they know when they don't
Guarding their hearts and self
Only to alienate those around them
Fences
They find so hard to tear down
Unable to see the beauty of life
Obstructed and in the way
Trapped behind and looking in
Willing to forget friendship
For their own securities
Tear down
Your fences.......


In other words, don't bite the hand that feeds you, because in the end, you are gnawing on your own arm

Rural Boulder County comes alive in morning light during Golden Hour. There are times when man made objects in a shot don't bother me much, and this was one of those times. More of a 'travel' photo than anything (but DA doesn't have such a gallery which I sorely wish it did) I really loved this scene when I was shooting it. The color, the light, the clouds...the ranch in the background...I really tried to frame the shot with the angle of the fence to give it a really strong sense of perspective.

Sony a550
Minolta 28mm f2.8 lens
Selective HDR toning
Lightroom 3 PS CS5

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John
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Season represented: Winter

Garden Of The Gods park outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado, stands in a fresh dusting of snow as the low hanging snow clouds prepare to bring more snow to the area. It was utterly surreal standing in the middle of this prehistoric like landscape, so tranquil, and so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. I am just thankful to have witnessed it.

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John


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