Still going through all of my images from this fall but leaving a few samples here. Hoping this weekend to finish processing the last few! Can’t wait to get and get some snow soon enough 🙂 Find all of my images at dansproul.com
A few of my recently processed images into black and whites. Although I love shooting in color I’m working on advancing my post processing skills and think these turned out pretty good! Find all of my images on my site, dansproul.com
First off I’m in the process of adding my entire portfolio on my new site, http://www.mndprints.com if you want to visit 😉
Some say that it’s not worth getting up early and driving to your destination for a great image or two…maybe it’s not but the peace and quite sure are!
On my summer trip out to Colorado this year I couldn’t wait to explore the rugged landscape in Garden of The Gods. Little did I know that the crowds would be ridiculous! My wife and I started in the afternoon for a little exploration, knowing it wouldn’t be a great time to shoot I just brought my small camera. A few interesting shots with tourists but nothing too exciting. As always I figured the evening would make for better images with far fewer crowds. We went back out after dinner only to find loads of backed up traffic at a standstill. By the time we finally got to an overlook for sunset we barely found a parking spot. As soon as we got out we smelled something funky…skunk? Nahh it’s legal here..but there must have been 20 kids out smoking blaring music. Talk about a buzzkill for quiet photography moments…
So back to the point of this story the EARLY MORNING HOURS are by farrr the best time to visit this magical place. We got up while it was still dark and made our way to some amazing overlooks and even had a whole hike to ourselves. The beautiful morning light and peaceful moments were an inspiration. Armed with my tripod, camera, and a dedication to get a few good shots came in handy:)
You will not regret packing up the car early and hiking for these killer views in Colorado Springs!
Garden of The Gods….definitely worth the visit.- PERKINS CENTRAL GARDEN TRAIL
I had heard of this unique location in northwest Ohio before but never visited before. Mid morning and the sun was out so decided to stop for a visit. There are thousands of unique pieces in this spot and I especially enjoyed the stone garden.
After waking a couple hours before sunrise I decided to venture out even with temps well below zero. Came away pretty pleased with a few of these images as I looked for unique compositions in the snow. Have a feeling in a couple more weeks it will all be gone and I’ll be yearning for spring colors and new adventures beyond my hometown:)