A little over a year ago, we were in Greeley CO photographing the American Rottweiler Club's National Specialty. On our way home, we had the opportunity to spend some time in some incredibly scenic country including the Rocky Mountain National Park and Mesa Verde, the location of the famous Anastazi cliff dwellings. After a week of show formals and ring candids, this was truly a major departure for me and I've just recently gotten to editing some of the images from that trip. In doing so, I realized that landscapes are not my strong suit
. My images are OK. But whether it's a lack of vision or a lack of patience (I suspect a bit of both), they don't have the impact of the images I see from Roman, Marty, Tony and James among others. So, I thought I'd share some and get some feedback. It's not that I someday hope to be a famous landscape photographer. Nor do I expect that my landscape work will ever generate a dime of income. I'd just like to be better at something I love but can't seem to conquer.
This first image was taken in the Rocky Mountain National Park and captures the warmth of the spring sun on the meadows contrasted with the snow falling on the mountains in the background.
A few days later, on our way from Greeley to Mesa Verde in the Southwest corner of the state, we passed through the San Juan range which I frankly found more photogenic than the Rockies.
And, once we arrived at Mesa Verde, there is the climb to the top of the Mesa.
And, finally, the cliff dwellings themselves.
So, if you wish to comment/critique, feel free. Meanwhile, I'm just going to have to work on my technique until I'm totally happy with the results.