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Recent Adventure: Colorado & Utah
Each year as Summer winds down we make a pilgrimage to Colorado. This year we included Moab, UT where we ventured to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. We travel and make images because we want convey our appreciation for the beauty unfolding in front of our lenses. For these opportunities we are forever grateful and will continue to freeze moments in time like this to share for you to enjoy as well.
Bear Lake August 2018
We had the opportunity to come up here for sunset and were told sunrise is where it is at for the lakes along the Bear Lake Trailhead near Estes Park, Colorado. However, we made the most of it and captured the golden light and the wavy water created by the healthy breeze we could hear rustling through the Aspen. (Shot by Dale Mellor)
Moose on the Loose!
We were bummed we did not see a moose this trip. Tired and only one day left in our trip we sat near the shore of Sprague Lake and appreciated the little things. There was a nice reflection in the water, ducks were feeding, dragonflies were mating, and we heard someone say moose. Wait what? Moose! We sprung up and speed walked a few thousand feet to see this young bull getting some greens in before making his way back into the forest. (Shot by Dale Mellor)
This bull was posing for the camera! The other four rested in the grass to digest lunch. The sunlight pierced through the clouds and we knew we had something! (Shot by Dale Mellor)
Peaks Near Dream Lake
Part of what it takes to get the shot is a little fire in the belly. We did not need to climb to higher altitudes, but the internal blaze from the scenery fueled step after step. Each pace forward brought us to amazing sites like these. Above the treeline there is still beauty if the light is right. (Photo by Dale Mellor)
A View Beyond Mesa Arch
If it is on four leg and in a beautiful setting we will go to great lengths to capture the beauty that is a wild animal. A good chunk of the time the position of the creature and lighting are luck. Having a willingness to show the creature’s beauty in their natural environment is what we aim to exhibit.
Elk Posing in Rocky Mountain National Park
A couple years ago we tried to come to this very spot and it was closed due to snow. Believe us we are not complaining because we were treated tos some pretty amazing Colorado Fall Color! Here we have a beautiful Bull elk working it for the camera as the sun peeked through the clouds to make this scene for our eyes and camera. (Photo by Dale Mellor)
Fawn Before Dusk
Young Bull Moose
Running Kodiak Cub
What does the fox say?
Moose Plowing through 3-4 Feet of Snow
A friend of ours who is a brilliant bird photographer told us you have to have patience and dedication to capture the beauty of these creatures. Birds have millions of years of behavior built into them, which include not wanting to be anywhere near you. So why do we chase something so flighty? It is simple! We love how a bird in flight gracefully soars over the pockets of air to make it a unique member in its kingdom of creatures. - Even when stationary.
The thought or uttering of the word usually makes people smile. Sometimes a fond memory comes to mind or an upcoming adventure. Either way travel lights a fire in the soul consuming information to be gathered into a memory. We like take a step further and bring some of the memories home. Due to baggage constraints we stick with images for our keepsakes.