My wife and I hiked a new trail yesterday, the Spruce Mountain Loop in Spruce Mountain Open Space, in Larkspur, Colorado. The 5.5-mile loop took us to the top of the 7,605 mountain, one of the eastern most mountains in the Front Range. I took this 180 degree panorama using a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon 7-40mm lens. This center of the photo is dead east, while the left and right sides show the view north and south, respectively. You can just see Pikes Peak on the right if you zoom in on the image.

I woke up early this past Saturday to photograph Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak at sunrise from the Mesa Overlook, one of the best places in Colorado Springs to get sweeping videos of the red rock formations and the 14k peak. I took this with a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 70-300mm telephoto lens.

I woke up early on Saturday to photograph the moon above Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. And here they are, in a long exposure photo taken just before sunrise. I ended up having more fun photographing the deer in the area, but made sure I got a few shots of the landscape as well. I took this with a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon 17-40mm lens.

I had my Mom and nephew in town for Thanksgiving and we took a drive through the Garden of the Gods the next day. We've had a particularly wet fall, with several snowstorms coming through Colorado Springs since mid-October. Our most recent storm dumped 7 or 8 inches of snow on the city, with far more in the mountains. This photo was taken a couple days later, when warming temperatures had begun to slowly melt the snow. I took it with a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens.

I took this photo this past January while hiking Templeton Trail -- my favorite trail in Palmer Park, a series of bluffs at the heart of Colorado Springs. I used a Canon 70D DSLR camera and Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX lens.

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The view from the top of Red Mountain, a 7,375 foot mountain on the edge of the small town of Manitou Springs. This is looking south, towards Cheyenne Mountain and other smaller mountains in the foothills of Colorado Springs. You can see downtown Colorado Springs in the upper left corner of the photo, just below the horizon. I took this photo with a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens. 

Red Mountain is a 7,375 foot mountain in the foothills of the Colorado Front Range that overlooks the town of Manitou Springs. It lies just south of the Manitou Incline and offers great views of the many hikers ascending the grueling trail that ascends nearly 2,000 feet in just one mile. The summit of Red Mountain features the graffitied remains of the old summit house. I took this photo using a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens. 

The waning gibbous moon setting over the Colorado Springs Front Range. A few birds were kind enough to fly across the field of view while I was shooting this photo. I took this picture with a Canon 70D DSLR camera and a Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG telephoto lens. 

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Some of the many rock formations visible while hiking Templeton Trail in Palmer Park in Colorado Springs, a wonderful Central Park size that sits atop a series of bluffs at the heart of the city. I took this photo with a Canon 70D DSLR camera and a Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens. 

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Photo of a double rainbow arching over the bluffs behind my old apartment complex in Colorado Springs, taken with a Canon 70D DSLR camera and a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX lens.