If I were more flexible, I’d gladly kick my own booty. We’ve lived in Colorado for 15 years and I’ve never been here…
The Garden of the Gods. You guys. From every angle, it takes your breath away. I can’t wait to go back and see it at sunset.
My trusty sidekick went with me on a scouting mission and to help me understand some things about shooting next to red rock. It wasn’t the best of lighting conditions – straight up noon o-clock – but it was enough for me to get some needed information.
It was gorgeous. I highly recommend going, though I can’t imagine how busy the area must be on a weekend. There are designated areas for climbing and nearly the whole place is handicapped-accessible, complete with a designated parking area for handicapped only. Pretty impressive.
And I want to show you one more thing. Almost every person there was toting a camera – how could you not, really? But here’s a little tip. Be patient, and take a minute to frame your photos. I promise that when you come home and pull up your pictures, you won’t even remember how many people were around you. Check it out. Same shot, I just framed/composed upward a little in the second one.
You can still see three little hikers in there on the upper loop, but you can almost completely forget about the sidewalk and throngs of folks. :)
Now go shoot something. (But watch where you’re stepping – I got so excited trying to take a shot that a slid down a rocky part. Still worth it!)