I drove down to the Great Sand Dunes in June to spend some time with Alex and Danielle. Alex and I walked out onto the dunes to kill time while we waited for the Medano Pass road to re-open after a plane crash. In the distance all the little people looked like ants in a line, following the leader up the sand.
1/1200 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200, 35mm, Fujifilm X-E1
Spring Afternoon, South Valley Park
This park on the southwestern edge of Denver is one of my favorite spots to go to walk and just get my mind off things, especially in late afternoon as the sun starts to go down. Here some weather started to move in during my walk, and I was given a lovely play of soft afternoon light across the landscape.
1/350th sec at f/7.1, ISO 200, 35mm, Fujifilm X-E1
Walking at Alki
I flew to Seattle to get out of town and join my friends for a weekend. We went walking at Alki on Saturday afternoon, and the heavy clouds and rain lifted briefly during our walk. Colors were so muted I shot everything in black & white, but when reviewing my pictures I found that Danielle had walked into the frame of an otherwise boring landscape. I went back to the raw file to bring back the red of her hair and hat.
1/1200 sec at f/8.0, ISO 200, 35mm, Fujifilm X-E1
Ben took us exploring in the Twin Cities. From Hidden Falls we walked down the stream bed to the Mississippi River. Along the way we found this clearing in the woods.
1/80 sec at f/3.5, ISO 250, 12mm, Olympus OM-D E-M5
Morning from Mount Evans
I woke up very early to drive up Mount Evans and see the sun rise. For nearly an hour I had the summit of the mountain to myself. As the sun rose higher through the morning clouds different patterns of light played around the rocks.
1/600 sec at f/5.0, ISO 400, 35mm, Fujifilm X-Pro1