Storm Chasing on the High Plains

Storm Chasing on the High Plains

Each and every year, thunderstorms feed off of the moisture-laden atmosphere and well up into severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing large hail, damaging wind, lightning, and tornadoes. In recent years, the activity of storm chasing has exploded as people have an interest in seeing these thunderstorms up close. There is a magnificent dichotomy about severe thunderstorms, while chaotic and potentially destructive they are always awe-inspiring and breathtakingly beautiful.

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Underrated Spot in Colorado: Creede

Underrated Spot in Colorado: Creede

Creede, Colorado is near where I grew up and always has held a special place in my heart, not only in its beauty, but memories both fond and painful. One of my favorite places to visit in the summer, Creede offers loads of spectacular landscapes and also features the nationally-recognized Creede Repertory Theater. Take a trip with me and I'll show you where you can find the goods when visiting Creede.

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Glow in the Dark | Crested Butte Night Photography

Glow in the Dark | Crested Butte Night Photography

Somewhere in the dark I muttered this phrase to my good friend Chase, who was about to drive his Ford Escape along a dirt road at 2am in the middle of the Colorado mountains. About 30 minutes before I told him this, I had an idea for a photo. 

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Mental Checklist

Mental Checklist

I've been (blessed?) cursed with a photographic memory, while not on the level that you see on TV, I can recall past situations/events/conversations/etc with relative ease. I don't exactly have control over it though and sometimes my memory just doesn't "come" to me like I want it to. Being a landscape and nature photographer though, this is extremely helpful because I can look at a photo and remember most everything about it...years after I saw it. 

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Cottonwood Pass at Night | Colorado Landscape Photographer

Cottonwood Pass at Night | Colorado Landscape Photographer

Cottonwood Pass is a gorgeous high-alpine mountain pass that links Buena Vista and Gunnison, Colorado. I've had this idea for a photo from the top of Cottonwood Pass for about 3 years now and just recently, finally got to fulfill that idea and with some creative problem solving I came away with a photo that I'm very pleased with! 

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5 Great Fall Foliage Spots in the Colorado Mountains

5 Great Fall Foliage Spots in the Colorado Mountains

One of my favorite times of year is fall in Colorado, the days are still warm at the lower elevations but the leaves in the mountains are turning to a brilliant gold, and some of Colorado's most scenic locations come alive during a brief fall season. The following are five of my favorite locations in Colorado for fall photography. 

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