Something a little different today. Aspen trees are officially my favorite... While on the hunt for the famous curvy Aspen trees @california_matt and I ended up finding another set of curvy Aspen trees that we really liked. They made for some really fun compositions to play around with. This is usually caused when the aspens, while still young and growing, are thrown off there normal straight up growth ( by way of an avalanche for example ) and then try to right themselves by growing straight up again causing these beautiful curves. Its a shame that fall in Colorado ( at least in the high country ) goes by so quickly... I'm gonna miss playing around in these beautiful golden Aspen groves.
This was the first time since moving to Colorado that I actually spent some quality time here experiencing fall... as it seems I'm alway out of town during peak colors. This year however, I decided to take a week off work and go check it out. I've gotta say, fall in Colorado is something special 😍. Not only that, but I got to meet a lot of cool new people. I had a great time running around and shooting with these fine folks: @j.snow_photo @california_matt @morgan.tuohy @lizjamsshoots and @jfischerphotography... so anyways, this was a particularly nice morning considering we actually had some clouds!! After shooting a beautiful sunrise from a nice vantage point of this iconic area, I decided to have some fun and try out some different framed up compositions. Here is one of those that ended up looking kinda cool!! Im really excited to dive into all these fall photos over the next few weeks and share them with you!!
The land of elves and trolls!! Just another moody day exploring the beautiful canyons of Iceland!!
Hikers taking in the surreal and colorful landscapes of the Icelandic highlands. 😎
Another shot of this epic canyon. This shot is actually from last year when I first set eyes on this spot. After reviewing the images at home, I just didnt know how to properly make the images I had come to life and never did anything with them. After revisiting this place a few weeks ago with Ben and Andrew and taking some new shots, I decided to revisit the ones from last year just to see if anything sparked my interest. I felt quite inspired by this particular scene, so I started working on it. Sometimes it's good to revisit old shots with fresh eyes. I absolutely love capturing these kinds of places in Iceland... it's like walking straight onto a movie set!!
So I decided I liked this rendition much more than my previous one 😎 I absolutely loved these river systems coming down from the glacier surrounded by beautiful canyons and mountains. The summit views in Thorsmork are endless and just jaw dropping, especially with moody conditions such as these. I'm stoked I finally made it out to this area and cant wait to spend more time exploring it next time!! Swipe to see the full pano!!
It's hard to imagine that places like this actual exist outside of a fantasy movie or video game, but here we are. A perfectly moody, foggy, and rainy day in Iceland to make you feel like you've transported yourself into another world!
The highlands where more amazing than I could have ever expected. The colorful mountains and other worldly landscapes gives your an experience you just dont get anywhere else. 😎
Heading out for some Iceland adventures tmrw with my friends Andrew and @benstraussphotography. 7 days and nothing but a backpack. I'm so excited!! 😎 c ya later alligator ✌
Mt. Hood is such a beautiful mountain!! Decided to make some adjustments on the second shot and post it again alongside this one. This was all from the same evening and what a beautiful evening it was!! Dont forget, 30% off all canvas and metal prints on my website until the end of the month!! Coupon code 30off at checkout!! 😎
Bringing it back to one of my favorite waterfalls in Oregon!
The Colorado Alps... sometimes, a little exploring pays of with big views!! The southwest part of Colorado offers some of the states best and most epic scenery. I wasn't sure if this shot was possible like I envisioned it on google earth... trying to get to a vantage point that revealed this view in full with the river streaming down the middle, but after some exploring and some scrambling... it all opened up just like I had hoped. Colorado is notorious for having beautifully clear blue skies... but I was really hoping for an epic sunset here. Luckily for me, it had just stormed and hailed like crazy and the skies were starting to open back up. It seemed like the perfect time with sunset only a couple hours away. Sadly, in good ol Colorado fashion, all the clouds dissapeared by sunset and the colors never materialized. However, golden hour was still beautiful.
Summer mornings in one of my favorite parts of Colorado!! Spend a few days down south a couple weekends ago and decided to car camp next to my favorite mountain. Swipe around for the full version. 😎
Thank you to my fellow photog friend @raymondstiehl for helping me find this beautiful waterfall on my last day in Oregon! A slightly sketchy hike to a very beautiful location! What is your favorite waterfall spot?
Just an epic as all heck sunset over Mt. Hood. Lake Trillium is absolutely beautiful.... and I thought this framing was pretty cool, so I shot it 🤷♂️
Maybe the most beautiful waterfall I've ever seen and I couldn't be happier with the results of this image. This one was particularly difficult to shoot and put together. The mist, water, and light made it hard to focus... the lens was getting bombarded with water droplets the second I removed my lens cloth... and just trying to get good exposured shots and a good sun star was all a challenging process... all while getting nice and wet. We thought we would make it here to late, but as it turned out, it was perfect timing with the sun peeking right through the trees where I was hoping it would be. For those that have never been here. I highly recommend... this waterfall is massive and stunningly beautiful. And the hike in is really nice too!! Multiple shots where used here for this vertical panorama, focus stacked, exposure blending, water, and sunstar! These somewhat high stress moments of excitment when faced with beautiful scenery and trying to make everytime work is one of the highlights of landscape photography!! Cheers!!
I've been wanting to shoot this beautiful sea stack for a while now and I finally was able to. This sea stack wasnt particularly easy to find and the way down to shoot this thing wasnt any easier to figure out... but after some research and trial and error, we finally made our way down this somewhat sketchy trail that ends with sheer drop offs. We didnt have the best conditions for sunset, so we ended up giving it a go in the morning and I'm really glad we did. It gave way to a little bit of light and color and some beautiful clouds.
Oregon sure has some purdy waterfalls and forests.... and coastlines and mountains... and just about everything. Had an amazing time exploring this state for the first time with my good friend @a.j.wardphotography last week. We spent five days covering a lot of ground, from waterfalls and coastlines, to mountains and lava fields, there is a lot this state has to offer. It was unfortunent that a lot of the trails deep within the Columbia River Gorge are still closed and blocked off due to the fire 2 years ago, but the recovery so far is amazing. We did happen to find this beautiful area a little outside the closed off section that we were able to hike to though. Enjoy some waterfall goodness and have a fantastic 4th of July weekend.