I just returned from a very short trip to Colorado, but I packed a heck of a lot into those few short days!
I saw Colorado like I’ve never seen it before. I’ve seen fall and I’ve seen winter, but I’ve never visited when the golden aspens were covered in snow. The ever changing landscape of dusting and melting and freezing and re-dusting of snow made this magical landscape even more brilliant.
I arrived late Sunday night, then spent Monday and Tuesday in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, packing every bit of photography I could into those two days. On Wednesday morning I fit in a couple of hours of photography at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. My flight home was that afternoon.
In those two and a half days of shooting, I got to spend all my time with fellow photographer and wonderful friend, John M. Sperry. I saw magpie-ridden elk in the snow, packs of coyotes playing in the aspen, yearling mule deer chasing each other through the herd, bison, birds, pure fall landscapes on the prairie and winter wonderlands in the mountains.
I’ve nearly 1500 photos to sort and process. I’m exhausted and happy and thrilled to be back to doing what I love!