Two takes on a little flower I found Sunday up at Lower Cataract Lake. The Internet assures me this is a fairy trumpet.
Select color first:
A few years back Greg Thow took this majestic shot in Rocky Mountain National Park, and I’m still not sure it isn’t my favorite Greg photo ever. So today, while hiking the Lower Cataract Lake loop up in Summit County I came across Cataract Falls. Didn’t know there was a Cataract Falls. But this scene reminded me of Greg’s RMNP shot. I don’t think I’m anywhere near that one in terms of power and artistic impact, but it’s nice to have pretty spots to practice, huh?
Two takes, color first.
And the black and white. (more…)
Another crop, this with more of that beautifully manicured lawn in the foreground.
Usually I have an idea of how best to crop a shot, but this one I’m not sure about. I think I like the broader crop for its context. Thoughts?
If you’re a photographer in Colorado, it is required (perhaps by law) that you have two shots in your portfolio. First, you need the fall Aspens looking up at the sky shot. I haven’t nailed that one yet, but I did get this last week up on the Buena Vista side of Cottonwood Pass near Cottonwood Lake.
Mmmmm. Beeer. Courtesy of Colorado Plus, Crooked Stave, Odyssey Beerworks. and a couple others I can’t make out.