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Favorite 15 Photos of 2015

During the New Year’s holiday, it’s a tradition among shutterbugs who are members of online communities like Rocky Mountain Nature Photographers and Front Range Wildlife Photographers to share lists of their personal favorite images from the previous year. Thank you to all of the friends and family, new and old, who have made this year’s rather diverse […]

Image(s) of the Month: May 2014 – Steamboat Art Museum Show

It’s my honor to be sharing examples of my work with ten of the state’s finest photographers at the Colorado Nature Photography Invitational Exhibit and Sale at the Steamboat Art Museum in downtown Steamboat Springs. The selection of my five images that are appearing in the show is below. The opening reception is May 30, followed […]

Image of the Month: April 2014

Spring in the Rockies is unpredictable to say the least. This image of the historic Stanley Hotel from mid-April, 2012 shows a snowy dusting over Lumpy Ridge and the Sundance Buttress in the background while aspen trees in the foreground glow green with new leaves. Examples of this clash of seasons can often be seen […]

Image of the Month: December 2013

This is one of my favorite images from 2013, taken after I attended the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in Telluride last October. There had just been a dusting of snow in the photogenic San Juan Mountains. In this region, there’s probably no more iconic view than the Dallas Divide pictured here and I was lucky […]

Image of the Month: November 2013

I had a wonderful time teaching an In-the-Field nature photography course last month with enthusiastic students from The Fort Collins Digital Workshop. The course was held at Lory State Park west of Fort Collins. While the park is not known as a fall photography “hotspot” by some photographers, it has some amazing rock formations, brilliantly-colored […]

Image of the Month: October 2013

In the spirit of last month’s post about fall foliage, I continued to think about creative ways to capture the season. I have taken a few images like this one with the unusual goal of not making an image that was realistic and sharp but instead was painterly and blurry in a different, artistic way. […]

Image of the Month: September 2013

I’ve overheard many photographers wonder out loud: “why would you want to convert a color photo into black and white, especially a photo of fall foliage?” It’s an interesting question. Often in autumn we seek out the most vivid examples of trees possible, traveling across entire states and regions to find and photograph “peak color.” […]

Image of the Month: October 2012

Sometimes we can find beauty in less-obvious locations. Instead of photographing these aspen in fall foliage head-on, I looked for a different, perhaps more interesting composition during a recent autumn trip to the mountains. A reflection in a lake provided that opportunity. I hope that photographers will look for abstract photos as well as the […]

Josh’s photo on the cover of Colorado Life Magazine issue #1

One of my photos of a fisherman in Maroon Lake under the spectacular setting of the 14,000-ft Maroon Bells near Aspen has been chosen as the cover of the inaugural issue of Colorado Life Magazine. It’s an honor to be a part of the May/June issue of this new venture into the Centennial State by […]

Top 10 photos of 2011

During the holiday season and as New Years Day approaches it’s that time again when we often look back at our accomplishments of the past year. 2011 was an unusual year for me. Several of the photos I took this year were in the traditional “grand landscape” style I’ve been used to shooting in over […]