I'm finally getting to a few of the images that I took when my wife and daughter and I took a little road trip to the southwest corner of Colorado, to an old mining town called Ouray. The mountains there are more beautiful and majestic than any I have ever seen. We took hikes to a few different mountain passes and road dirt-bikes to others (A KTM-250 will take you just about anywhere). It's always so refreshing to find yourself in such a quiet place that has been virtually untouched by modern machinery. It's unfortunately a rare circumstance anymore, at least for me, but one that I continue to treasure, and one that always seems to regenerate, at least to some degree, my love for photography. There is a big need for us creative professionals to take a step back once in a while and be creative for ourselves, not for the client! Creating something for the sake of the art in order to feed my creative desires is something that I don't do enough. It is something that I'm sure we could all use a bit more of. So if you have the opportunity, go breathe in some fresh mountain air. Take a hike to a secluded lake. Take your camera on a stroll in the woods. Take a day off and busy yourself with not being busy.
Here's one of my favorite shots. After hiking to over 13,000 feet with my dad, we found ourselves in a meadow near the peak of a mountain and overlooking the peaks on the other side of the valley from where we had just climbed. It was a beautiful site.