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Hobbity

Although I enjoy taking a wide range of photographs, my favorite areas tend to be at about the same elevation that aspen trees grow (7,000 to 11,000 feet).


Running water is another component of the area that I love to photograph and often times to me, the difference between a photograph that I love and one that I think is simply a good shot, is water in some form.



There is another component though that causes me to love an area and really love to photograph it, and that is something a bit more intangible.  It is mossy, primal, dappled setting that causes you to look for fairies, caterpillars and fauns. It is a look and feel I usually describe as "hobbity".


Perhaps I never outgrew fairy tales :D

Take the Backroads Photography

POTD-Flowers

"The Earth laughs in Flowers" Ralph Waldo Emerson



I think there is much that any flower has to offer, flowers have a way of turning a rather boring environment to something beautiful, even if it is a single daisy stuck in a coffee mug.






It amazes me how intricate a flower is.

You can see the rest of my work here Take the Back Roads

Snakes

I am not fond of snakes.
Kind of a bummer as a landscape photographer.  Part of the job description is to enter into places that snakes live, and although the only poisonous snakes in the area let you know where they are by the way of a rattle, any snake will cause me to run away screaming like a little girl.
My preferred method of snake avoidance is making noise on the trail, which seem to limit my contact with them.  This is also part of the reason that I am not a wildlife photographer, I make too much noise. The other snake avoidance trick is to make my husband go first on the trails (he is not afraid of snakes, and doesn't hesitate to move them from the trail if they don't move by themselves, he is such a nice guy)
The snake fear hasn't stopped me though, I still get out there. My Gallery www.takethebackroads.com

AM 2nd Ave Lakewood CO

Sometimes, morning is amazing.

Good morning Mom - 
I woke up to this
it was so pretty I almost forgot to breathe.
Great day to be alive.
xoxo a.d.





Mountain Base Road Golden Gate Canyon State Park CO

Spring drive

Mom this was a scary but very pretty drive.
We decided to take a cruise through Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Colorado.
The drive was worth it.  I wish I had brought a tent - and reservations, the campgrounds were already full.
xoxo a.d.