A Quick Trip to Mt. Evans

I took a quick trip up to 14,000ft Mt. Evans the other day, to get away from everything and the heat. It was so nice to just pull off onto a dirt turnout, turn off the truck and sit out on a rock. I had my new camera and new lens setup with me, and it was surprising how many marmots and picas came out to sun bathe while I just sat there.

Enjoy these photos…


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Mt Evans 20160807 021

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Mt Evans 20160807 022

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Mt Evans 20160807 060

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Mt Evans 20160807 104

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Mt Evans 20160807 113

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Mt Evans 20160807 150

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Mt Evans 20160807 183

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Mt Evans 20160807 207

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Mt Evans 20160807 211

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Mt Evans 20160807 219

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Mt Evans 20160807 230



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Longs Peak Sunset – Upper Beaver Meadows

We spent the day with family camping up at Moraine Campground inside Rocky Mountain Nation Park last weekend, and I couldn’t help but to sneak away and hit this spot for a quick sunset view of Longs Peak. I love the framing options at this locale as well. This shot in the fall is really spectacular too.


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Upper Beaver Meadows 20160125 105_6_7_HDR


Another composition from the same locale. Different/warmer lighting too (I think a cloud shifted away from blocking the sun over this spot).


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Upper Beaver Meadows 20160125 132_3_4_HDR



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Chipmunk at Mueller State Park

Took the family camping this weekend at Mueller State Park, and played around with the D500 and 200-500 combo again. This little chipmunk decided to come out and pose for me. Sweet deal for me.


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Mueller State Park 20160521 202



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Owlets on 119th

I just had to head out to photograph these little guys with my new D500 and 200-500mm lens. This image is cropped in a little bit (because I can at 20Mpx!) and it came out nicely!


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Baby Owls 20160505 018



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Pasque Morning

I have been wondering if the Pasque flowers were still in bloom along the foothills so today I was able to get away and go in search of these little beauties. Yes they are still in abundant bloom (at least in my spot) and to my amazement, my daughter Sofia expressed interest in going shooting as well! A Win-Win situation!!


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Pasque 20160424 102


I’m anxious to load up my daughter’s captures from my Sony a6000 to see how she did…. Time to upload that card now….


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Rocky Mountain Arsenal Dog

I had to get out and test my new Nikon 200-500 f/5.6E lens so I took a detour one my way to work one morning and ended up in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge between Denver and the Denver International Airport. Even though the lens is not compatible with my older Nikon D90 (this lens has an electromagnetic aperture mechanism), the combination is somewhat compatible in that the lens is always shooting wide-open at f/5.6. This is ideally how I wanted to use this lens anyway. I love the reach and the subject isolation this combination yields.

Check it out for yourself:


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Prairie Dog – Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge 20160310 007



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Reflections

Another reflection of El Capitan from my trip to YNP back in November 2015. It was a great trip where I was able to reconnect with an old high school buddy named Andy Garza whom I’d worked with in the Village Store for several summers back in the mid-80s — 30 years ago… .

A very appropriate photo on a great time for personal reflection… Enjoy!


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Mariposa 20151112 810


#Sony #a6000


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Sonia’s Grandkids

Back in early December, Katherine, Tania and their sister-in-laws wanted to get all the grandkids together to photograph them as a Christmas present for Grandma Sonia. Here are a few of the images I got.


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Sonias Grandkids 20151205 074

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Sonias Grandkids 20151205 070

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Sonias Grandkids 20151205 066 – Silly/Goofy Faces



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El Capitan Reflections

Here’s an image from late in the day last week when the sun was almost set and yet lighting up El Capitan in beautiful light.


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El Capitan Reflections


#Sony #alpha #6000 5-shot #HDR


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Yosemite Valley Chapel

From my recent trip to Mariposa and Yosemite, I stopped to finally capture an image of the Yosemite Valley Chapel. Not the greatest and most dramatic lighting, but still a nice image of the chapel.


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Yosemite Valley Chapel



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