Kicking Around Some Landscapes

Between launching a new software company, running my marketing company, working on writing my next novel, getting some hiking in, and raising my sons, I’ve been playing with little photography.

A friend asked me recently if it was too cold to go hiking. The answer, of course, is NO. Photography and hiking are similar, in that, sometimes it is all about the gear. I’ve got plenty of cold weather gear and plenty of photography gear. Wait! What? Okay, I’ll be honest. I love the gear! And, I am often shopping for deals on gear.

Software counts as gear, and I recently purchased Macphun Aurora HDR. I’ve been having a bit of fun with it. Here are a few of my recently edited photos.

In a stark winter landscape, Hallett Peak rises into the blue sky. On a snowshoeing trip to Emerald Lake, I stopped at Dream Lake to snap a few shots. It was a rare moment, in one of the most popular snowshoeing locations in Rocky Mountain National Park, to get a picture like this, without any people.
In a stark winter landscape, Hallett Peak rises into the blue sky. On a snowshoeing trip to Emerald Lake, I stopped at Dream Lake to snap a few shots. It was a rare moment, in one of the most popular snowshoeing locations in Rocky Mountain National Park, to get a picture like this, without any people.
The clouds, sky, grass, and rock formations just seemed to all come together in this photo. Red Rocks, in Colorado Springs, CO, is a truly specular place to visit.
The clouds, sky, grass, and rock formations just seemed to all come together in this photo. Red Rocks, in Colorado Springs, CO, is a truly specular place to visit.
One of the more popular areas during the summer in Rocky Mountain National Park is the Alluvial Fan, which sits in Horseshoe Park, near the start of Fall River Road. During the winter, solitude can occasionally be found in this peaceful valley.
One of the more popular areas during the summer in Rocky Mountain National Park is the Alluvial Fan, which sits in Horseshoe Park, near the start of Fall River Road. During the winter, solitude can occasionally be found in this peaceful valley.
Preparing for a trip on the Royal Gorge Railroad, I realized how interesting the train wheels well. The years had worn the metal, but it still had the strength to take us where we needed to go. The rust seemed to be just right, as if to say, “I’ve earned the right to travel these tracks."
Preparing for a trip on the Royal Gorge Railroad, I realized how interesting the train wheels well. The years had worn the metal, but it still had the strength to take us where we needed to go. The rust seemed to be just right, as if to say, “I’ve earned the right to travel these tracks.”
Hiking the trail to Emerald Lake, in Rocky Mountain National Park, the sun seemed intent on warming the valley through which I walked. However, winter continued to keep its icy grip, and the bright light simply lit the well-worn path in the snow.
Hiking the trail to Emerald Lake, in Rocky Mountain National Park, the sun seemed intent on warming the valley through which I walked. However, winter continued to keep its icy grip, and the bright light simply lit the well-worn path in the snow.

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