I work at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, which is located on the edge of the Austin Bluffs, a series of prominent bluffs on the eastern side of Colorado Springs. The bluffs behind campus offer wonderful views of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and the western side of the city. I took this photo with a a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens.

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Pulpit Rock is a prominent rock formation on the eastern side of Colorado Springs, near the Austin Bluffs and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus. You can hike to the top of the rock formation, and, if you zoom in on this photo, you'll see a couple people sitting at its peak. The 9,063-foot Mount Herman looms in the background, another great hike in the area. I took this photo with a a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens.

This photo shows the Garden of the Gods from a less common viewpoint, from the west looking east towards the backside of the famous rock formations in Colorado Springs. I took this photo while hiking in Red Rock Canyon Open Space using a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens.

Red Rock Canyon Open Space is a wonderful spot for hiking in the foothills of the Front Range Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs. The park offers terrific views of the famous Garden of the Gods rock formations, which you can see here in the upper-left. I took this photo with a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens.

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I went for a hike with my wife and a few friends yesterday in Red Rock Canyon Open Space. We took the Mesa Trail to the Greenlee Trail, a leisurely 3-mile hike that ends with a small lake not far from the park's old rock quarry. The waters were still and tranquil, and a few Canadian geese were floating in the middle of the lake. I took this photo with a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens.

Pikes Peaks dominates Colorado Springs' city skyline and is visible from just about anywhere in the city. This photo depicts the snow capped 14,000 peak in early spring, as seen from Palmer Park, a wonderful area for hiking in the center of town. If you zoom in on the image, you can just make out the summit house, a building at the top of the peak where they serve homemade donuts and coffee to carloads of visitors who drive Pikes Peak highway to the summit, and to the occasional weary hiker who's climbed the mountain.

Pikes Peak as seen from Palmer Park, a series of bluffs at the heart of Colorado Springs that are great for hiking and mountain biking. I took this photo this morning while hiking Templeton Trail, a 4-mile loop that takes you around much of the park and offers wonderful views of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and downtown Colorado Springs. I took this photo with a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens.

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A less traveled trail off Old Stage Road in Colorado Springs, Gray Back Peak Trail offers wonderful views of the Pikes Peak region, including nearby Mount Rosa and Almagre Mountain. I took this photo while hiking the trail, using a Canon 70D and a Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens. 

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Here's a photo of my (now) wife waiting for dark at the Pines Mines Open Space in Calhan, Colorado, before a night of Milky Way imaging. I took this photo with a Canon 70D and a Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye lens.

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I took this photo a few years ago while driving through Cripple Creek and Victor, Colorado, two old mining towns on the backside of Pikes Peak, checking out the beautiful fall colors of the aspen groves along the way. This is on the edge of Cripple Creek, a little mountain town known for its extensive gambling casinos. This picture was taken with a Canon 70D DSLR and a Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens.