Photographing snags

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Some years ago we were on a guided hike in Big Bend National Park (an awesome place, if you heaven’t been!). I asked the ranger why she carried her camera and she said she liked to collect pictures of the old snags that she came across. Thinking back to that short conversation gave me the

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Photographing texture in winter

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We were hiking near Golden recently and bushes along the trail gave me the idea for this blog post: photographing texture in winter.  The rabbitbrush along the trail had finished blooming in the fall, but still retained an interesting shape and a bit of color. ISO 200, f11, 1/200 sec at 20mm. I gave myself

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Photographing Chautauqua Park: outdoor photography in the winter

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Outdoor photography in winter can be wonderful.  The first dusting of snow on rocks and trees provides a nice contrast to an otherwise muted landscape. Photographing Chautauqua Park in the winter is an inspiring experience.  However, if you are not wearing microspikes on your boots, don’t venture too far! Landscapes There are numerous panoramas to

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