Places

While I feel I’m still learning landscape photography, the journeys I’ve taken, especially around Colorado and the Mountain West, are constant sources of inspiration. I only hope I can share with others what tempts me to lose myself in a view.

Kate leans in the doorway of a partially-restored cabin at the site of Capitol City, Colo., a ghost town in Hinsdale County near Engineer Pass, Aug. 4, 2014. Nikon FM2, Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AI-s lens, Kodak Ektar 100 film. (Daniel J. Schneider) A different angle on an enigmatic, collapsing barn on Highway 14 in Weld County, Colo. In the spring and summer of 2013, I stopped to photograph this barn half a dozen times, and learned recently that it was razed late in the year. (Daniel J. Schneider) Moments before sunset, the neon sign on the roof of the Ramada Denver Midtown hotel at North Speed Blvd. and I-25. (Daniel J. Schneider) A variety of treasures found on and around the Tomahawk Guest Ranch adorns the wall of the laundry cabin. Many came from the original homestead and mining claim the cabins are built on. Ducks on the rough water of Tarryall Reservoir south of Jefferson, Colo., last spring. Nikon F2, Nikkor 50mm f/2.0 AI lens, Kodak Plus-X 125 film. (Daniel J. Schneider) Canada geese landing and milling as sunset approaches over Ketring Lake in Littleton, Colo., Dec. 12, 2014. iPhone 6, ProCamera app, Snapseed app. (Daniel J. Schneider) A bench high above most of the city in Ruby Hill Park, and a view across the south side of Denver and the metro area. Voigtlander Bessa I, Kodak T-Max 100 film. (Daniel J. Schneider) A dead piƱon pine silhouetted as the sun set behind a mesa near Owachomo Bridge at the south end of Natural Bridges National Monument in southeastern Utah. (Daniel J. Schneider) The Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral is visible from both Alameda and Leetsdale in Denver, and shines gold in the sun from atop its hill. (Daniel J. Schneider) A view of a large mesa formation on the northwestern edge of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in the Navajo Nation adjacent to southeastern Utah. (Daniel J. Schneider) On the unpaved portion of Guanella Pass north of Grant, Colorado. The last time I drove this road most of its 24 miles were unimproved, but now all but a few miles are paved. The gaps in the clouds show Colorado's incredibly blue skies. (Daniel J. Schneider) The Twin Rocks Trading Post and Cafe in Bluff, Utah, sit below the Navajo Twin Rocks monument and offer Navajo arts and crafts, inexpensive expired Fuji film, and delicious Navajo fry bread breakfasts. (Daniel J. Schneider) Steam rises from the asphalt on Utah highway 261 south of the junction with highway 95 after a sudden blizzard dropped about 1-inch of snow in an hour early in the afternoon of an otherwise beautiful day. (Daniel J. Schneider) A look back down at the entrance road from atop the mesa just inside the Colorado National Monument. (Daniel J. Schneider)
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On the unpaved portion of Guanella Pass north of Grant, Colorado. The last time I drove this road most of its 24 miles were unimproved, but now all but a few miles are paved. The gaps in the clouds show Colorado's incredibly blue skies. (Daniel J. Schneider)