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. 

I took this panoramic photo from the top of Pikes Peak, the 14,115 foot mountain that dominates the western horizon in Colorado Springs. This is looking northwest, towards the next chain of Rocky Mountains after the Front Range where Pikes Peak is found. I took this photo with a Canon 70D DSLR camera and Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens. 

The view from the top of Pikes Peak, the 14,115 foot mountain that dominates the western horizon in Colorado Springs. It's possible to drive to the top of the mountain via the Pikes Peak Highway. A small summit house with that serves donuts and hot dogs awaits you at the top. I took this photo with a Canon 70D DSLR camera and Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens. 

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Adams Falls is a beautiful waterfall on the edge of the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The waterfall is accessible via a short, half-mile loop trail near Grand Lake, Colorado. I took this photo with a Canon 6D and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens.

I took this panoramic photo of the 12,007 foot Mount Craig, aka "Mount Baldy," and the Colorado River while hiking the East Inlet Trail near Grand Lake, Colorado. I used a Canon 6D and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens.