My family and I recently went out to Colorado for a few days for some rest and relaxation. We spent most of our time at an AirBnB in Dillon, Colorado. Although we found ourselves in between seasons (a little too late for winter wonderland, and and little too early to do much hiking), the views were simply incredible. I haven’t edited in black and white in a long time, and found the muted colors of the early Colorado spring lent itself to the look. Click on the image for a high resolution shot if you want a closer look.
We had the luck of extremely clear skies with a full moon on Friday. It allowed for this incredible night landscape shot, lit only by the moon.
The highlight of our trip was certainly a snowmobile trip through the historic Mosquito pass. Outside of my dad, this was everyone’s first time piloting a snowmobile, but we picked it up quick and had a great time. All of the shots from this portion of the trip were from my little Ricoh GRII compact camera. I can’t recommend this thing enough for a small travel camera.
Along the trail, we had the chance to see some preserved 19th century leftovers from the mining days.
A trip into Breckenridge that evening led to a discovery of an awesome little crepe stand, selling both savory and sweet options. Aimee and I opted for a simple one with lemon and chantilly creme.
Although many of the trails were still covered in snow, making a normal hike a little more trouble than we were ready for, simply walking around the public park areas was good enough to enjoy the scenery.
On our last evening, we drove over to Arapahoe Basin to explore the area, and to take in more great views. Capturing the enormity of the Rockies is a futile endeavor, but it’s impossible to not take a picture when you are in their presence.
I want to thank my parents for making this trip possible, and for always being ready for an adventure. If you have any questions about the area, or want to know the locations for these shots, please don’t hesitate to send me a message!