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Old 08-12-2017, 02:48 PM   #1
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I've selected a few of my favorites from our trip to Colorado. I loved Colorado Springs and hope to go back again!

Garden of the Gods was such a beautiful place for early morning hikes! We enjoyed the peace and tranquility before the park filled up for the day.


Hiking Seven Falls was a nice challenge, beautiful scenery and waterfalls.




The day we rode the train up Pike's Peak was overcast with rain. The clouds and the rain in the mountains was just beautiful.






This photo of the mines is one of my favorites becuase of the colors and textures.


We got up early one morning to watch the sun rise over Colorado Springs and Pike's Peak.




We stopped at the Royal Gorge Bridge on the way south from Colorado Springs. The view from the far side of the bridge was beautiful!


The moon was still out in the deep blue sky.


And, for those of you who love flower pictures, this one makes me smile!


Thanks for letting me share!

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:23 PM   #2
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Nice collection. My favorites are the close up of the water running, the end of the line with the rain and mountains in the background, and the alpenglow.

Oh, and the sunrise/sunset (no sure which) that is kind of dark on the bottom. I'd be tempted to use the gradient tool in Lightroom up from the bottom and slightly lighten the exposure and/or brighten shadows. Not a lot, but just enough to show what's in that dark are a little.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:50 PM   #3
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Brought back memories. Took my boys there 5 years ago and hit all the same places. Been wanting to go back every since. Thanks for sharing!

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Great pics! I love the Springs too.


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Nice collection. My favorites are the close up of the water running, the end of the line with the rain and mountains in the background, and the alpenglow.

Oh, and the sunrise/sunset (no sure which) that is kind of dark on the bottom. I'd be tempted to use the gradient tool in Lightroom up from the bottom and slightly lighten the exposure and/or brighten shadows. Not a lot, but just enough to show what's in that dark are a little.
Thanks for the feedback!

This is the same sunrise, different settings so that the foreground is more exposed.

https://jenniferdrumm.smugmug.com/Tr...2017/i-SBHXqCx
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:52 AM   #7
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Thanks, was a wonderful trip and I enjoyed the opportunity to practice some different photography challenges. Still have so much to learn about Lightroom editing!
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Thanks for the feedback!

This is the same sunrise, different settings so that the foreground is more exposed.

https://jenniferdrumm.smugmug.com/Tr...2017/i-SBHXqCx
I think I probably like your original better now that I've seen both. You have really done some great stuff in the last year and a half.
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I think I probably like your original better now that I've seen both. You have really done some great stuff in the last year and a half.
Thanks, I appreciate the opportunity to learn from you and others on this forum!

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Check out this guy we saw coming back from the sunrise watching ...

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Nice pictures! I really like the sunrise one...

Keep up the great work.

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Great images. I like the flower.
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I appreciate the feedback and postive comments!
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