Nymph Lake, RMNP

As I left the warm hotel room in Estes Park, I had hope that I might photograph a nice sunrise reflection at Dream Lake. There was no wind out unlike the morning before. Unfortunately as I pulled into the Bear Lake parking lot, I knew that was going to be pipe dream at best. Samantha …

Trail Ridge Road, RMNP

Trail Ridge Road is the most breathtaking drive I have ever done. No offense to Big Sur, Icefields Parkway, Tioga Pass or any of the other world-class scenic drives I’ve done but Trail Ridge is one of the few roads outside of Alaska where you can drive above tree-line through tundra. In-fact at it’s highest point, …

Bear Lake, RMNP

I got up very early to shoot this sunrise at Bear Lake. I probably waited in the parking lot for an hour before it was even bright enough to be worth getting out of the car for. Normally I probably would have just waited out by the lake but it was extremely windy at Bear …

Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U.S. States

The “Great American Road Trip” is a dream shared by many, myself included. So I got to thinking about what I would like to do if I were to visit every state in the U.S. There are obviously too many great things in this country for one person to photograph everything in-depth during one lifetime …

Icon of the Colorado Rockies: The Maroon Bells

After Boulder, I spent several days in Aspen, Colorado. My only plans were to photograph the much-photographed, Maroon Bells and that is just what I did. I made five trips up to Maroon Lake from the town of Aspen and it was an adventure each time. I had just arrived in Aspen and went straight …

Boulder, Colorado

I had left Kansas City pretty early since Burlington, Colorado was 400+ miles away and so I could spend some time taking photos of Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Museum in Abilene, Kansas. There was a change of plans once I pulled into the motel parking lot in Burlington because I didn’t really get a good feeling …