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 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.

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. 

This photo shows the one day old moon setting above the silhouette of Pikes Peak, as seen from a small bluff behind my old apartment complex in Colorado Springs. You can see earth shineon the moon, the phenomenon in which the light of the sun is first reflected by the day side of Earth and back on the otherwise dark face of the crescent moon, illuminating it, too, allowing us to see detail on its surface. I used a Canon 70D and a Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens to capture this image. 

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 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.

The view of Colorado Springs and the Front Range as seen from the Tava Trail on the bluffs of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. This is a six-image panorama I took with a Canon 77D and Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens.