Sunrise at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal

I was feeling the urge to get outside today, so I made a quick sunrise trip to our Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. And it turned out to be just what I needed. The back/north 8-mile loop had just opened and lucky for me, the bison were grazing in their north pen, so the ONLY way to see them in good light was to drive the loop. The bison shots below were captured during the last quarter mile of that loop, but no way to get to them without traveling the 7.75 miles around.

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Fetcher Barn Black and White

This image was captured during our recent camping trip to Steamboat Lake State Campground back in August. I really liked how the clouds and barn came out in this black and white version. This image was a 5-shot HDR, merged in Photomatix and then taken in to Silver Efex Pro for the BW conversion. Love these tools!

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Fetcher Barn #1, Steamboat Lake 20160827 049_48_50_51_52_hdr-edit

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Another image from the Bacara Spa and Resort of the Pacific Ocean and the setting sun. After running around all day doing my event photography for DigitalGlobe, it was so peaceful and tranquil to walk along to surf and make long-exposure photographs of the waves softly crashing on these rocks. Have you ever heard the tumbling rocks under the surf as the waves roll back out to sea? That’s got to be one of my top 5 sounds in the world. Amazing and so relaxing to listen and to photograph this area.

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Beach Sunset 20160916 163 CFx Pro

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