Summer in the Park

Finally made it back to Rocky Mountain National Park last week for a nice hike. Of course, I had to bring along the camera gear as to not miss opportunity. Glad I did!

Love this time of year when the hoards of tourists are starting to go home and the park quiets down. Looking forward to more visits as the fall approaches.

For the camera geeks, details here:

  • Fuji X-T3 w/ 10-24mm lens

  • 10 second exposure at f/8 ISO

  • Lee Big Stopper ND

  • MeFoto tripod, no cable release used internal timer instead

  • Edited in Snapseed & Affinity on my iPad

Crested Butte with a Bit of Luck

One of the axioms in photography is to never pass up an opportunity to make a good photograph. How many times have you had that feeling that you should probably stop what you are doing and snap a photo of that particular scene, didn't & later regretted it? I know I have but this was not the case and I've certainly learned not to pass opportunity up.

As I was driving down the mountain sipping my coffee on my way to a different planned location to the east of Mt. Crested Butte for an early morning shoot I couldn't help but see this scene developing. I knew I needed to hurry up to my planned scene for the morning, but this was too good to pass up.  The fog, clouds and sunrise combined made me stop the car and I'm quite glad I did. Especially since my planned location turned out to be rather dull as the clouds later created a less than appealing sunrise. 

Point of the story? Be flexible and don't let yourself pass up lucky moments!