Jayne and I will be taking two road tips over the next two weeks. Friday, we are going out to see Jayne’s sister, Judy, in Salida, Colorado. We will return Monday night. Judy wrote a one-act play that the local community theater will show. We will spend Friday night in Colorado Springs, where we arrive and depart. Then we will rent a car and drive the two hours to Salida and return to Colorado Springs Sunday night.
However, while in Colorado Springs, I plan on taking some time to visit the Garden of the Gods. From the research I did, there will also be a full moon which will set during the morning. I plan on doing the trails Friday afternoon after we land, and maybe catch some late afternoon light. Then, if the weather cooperates, I hope to get up early and drive back there to catch the sunrise colors on the stone croppings, and maybe some wildlife, too. The weather is supposed to be nice and in the upper 60’s.
I have a small backpack I will use to carry my 100-400mm L for wildlife, my 50mm for some panoramas, and my 20D with 18-55mm for general landscapes. I also packed my tripod, cable release, and circular polarizer for my kit lens.
Later Saturday morning, we will drive to Salida. Judy says that there are big horn sheep along the way. In Salida, I also hope to shoot some local landscapes and wildlife. Needless to say, I am really looking forward to this trip!
The following weekend, Jayne and I will fly down to South Carolina. My nephew is getting married in Myrtle Beach. We will start in Charlestown next Thursday and drive up to Myrtle Beach Friday night for the Saturday wedding. We will return that Sunday. While down in Charlestown, I hope to shoot some ‘scapes and wildlife at the Magnolia Plantation. I’ll have my work cut out for me with processing time when we get back from these two trips.
Great How-To Landscape Link
A great link for clever landscape photography can be found here. The author discusses many compositional concepts, all found in one article.