Monument in the Sky

This is Monument Rock for which the town of Monument, Colorado derives its name. There are many trails in and around the rock formation, but the main hiking trail is known as Monument Loop and is a fairly easy 2.5 mile stroll. The trail is located in the area of the Pike National Forest known as the…

A Geologic Masterpiece

I found this geologic masterpiece while snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park earlier this year. It is a section of a massive boulder that fell from the cliffs above and now sits on the far side of Emerald Lake. I think you can only reach the boulder by taking a very cold swim across in the summer…

Domo Garden

Is their anything more beautiful than a tree in its autumn color change and flowers still flush with their summer color? Add them together and throw in some stunning red rock formations and you have a recipe for some pretty amazing scenery. I took this picturesque early autumn photo on the Glen Eyrie property in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The…

Blessed

In photography there is a certain amount of skill involved, and then it’s about being in the right place, at the right time and with the right piece of gear. I took this image of the Garden of the Gods from the Mesa Road overlook in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have been to this spot…

Partition Arch

This is the Partition Arch located in Arches National Park. This is by far my favorite view of this arch as it looks out over the landscape below, but it is hard to see why they call it “partition.” If you look up in the right hand corner of this image you can see what…

Peak Above the Garden

The massive Pikes Peak looms over the majestic red rock formations that make up the Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The snow-covered trees look like fake miniatures when put in contrast to the scale of the rocks and the mountain.

Surprise Arch

Surprise! It is an arch. This arch is the aptly named Surprise Arch located inside the Fiery Furnace area of Arches National Park. The furnace is a maze of towering rock fins. It is highly recommended that you go on a guided hiking trip through this area as it is very easy to get turned around and…

Snow Dust

I find a lot of  beauty in the way the reddish-orange rocks of the Garden of the Gods formation are dusted in white, standing out against a Colorado blue sky. Each snow-covered tree limb is seemingly etched into the sky. It is simple, yet complex and beautiful.