@mattpaynephoto

Matt Payne @mattpaynephoto

Colorado mountaineer and landscape photographer. Host of the @fstopcollaborate podcast. Colorado Centennial and @co14ers finisher. Beer enthusiast.

http://www.mattpaynephotography.com/

One of my favorite experiences in Kauai was a difficult hike I did out to the Na Pali Coast for sunset. I wanted to work a bit harder for a more unique image and hoped for some decent light. I navigated through a thick muddy jungle trail that was poorly marked and found myself gazing out onto the coast above the clouds. Such an amazing presentation by Mother Nature! I only saw two other people all evening and I hiked out alone in the dark... finding myself enthralled with the jungle. .....
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#rsa_landscape #kauaiadventures #kauailife #visithawaii #visitkauai #sonyalphaclub #earth_pix #earthporn
@mattpaynephoto
Kauai

One of my favorite experiences in Kauai was a difficult hike I did out to the Na Pali Coast for sunset. I wanted to work a bit harder for a more unique image and hoped for some decent light. I navigated through a thick muddy jungle trail that was poorly marked and found myself gazing out onto the coast above the clouds. Such an amazing presentation by Mother Nature! I only saw two other people all evening and I hiked out alone in the dark... finding myself enthralled with the jungle. ..... πŸ“·: @sony A7r2 L: @zeisscameralenses Loxia 21mm ..... F/13, 1/20s, ISO 100 ..... #rsa landscape #kauaiadventures #kauailife #visithawaii #visitkauai #sonyalphaclub #earth pix #earthporn

This Holiday season my family decided to invest in experiences instead of gifts and it was amazing. My 40th birthday and my son’s 11th birthday was in December so we were celebrating a lot of various stuff ;) We decided to do a helicopter tour of Kauai with @jackharterhelicopters in the late afternoon and it was amazing. I came away with about 500 usable shots thanks to studying my podcast episode on @fstopcollaborate with @scottjonphotography . Here the first!
@mattpaynephoto
Kauai

This Holiday season my family decided to invest in experiences instead of gifts and it was amazing. My 40th birthday and my son’s 11th birthday was in December so we were celebrating a lot of various stuff ;) We decided to do a helicopter tour of Kauai with @jackharterhelicopters in the late afternoon and it was amazing. I came away with about 500 usable shots thanks to studying my podcast episode on @fstopcollaborate with @scottjonphotography . Here the first!

Last night I drove up to Molas Pass between Silverton and Durango to photograph the 46p/Wirtanen comet. I found a nice composition early in the night sky above North Twilight Peak which was illuminated by the moon. For this shot I stacked 80 images of the comet to reduce noise and bring out further detail. .
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L:  @sonyalpha 55 f/1.8 FE
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#visitdurango #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram #astrophotography
@mattpaynephoto

Last night I drove up to Molas Pass between Silverton and Durango to photograph the 46p/Wirtanen comet. I found a nice composition early in the night sky above North Twilight Peak which was illuminated by the moon. For this shot I stacked 80 images of the comet to reduce noise and bring out further detail. . . . πŸ“·: @sony a7r2 L: @sonyalpha 55 f/1.8 FE . . . #visitdurango #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram #astrophotography

Back in September I experienced one of the more exhilarating moments from my photography adventures to date. My friend and I backpacked to a remote location west of Carbondale, Colorado that he had found on Google Earth. We chose this location for its unique vantage of 14,131 ft. Capitol Peak and hoped there would be a nice pairing of autumn color to go with that view. We spent hours on this remote ridge looking for the absolute best compositions. A storm rolled through the area and we both thought our chances of photographing Capitol Peak at sunset were ruined until at the very last moment of light created by the setting sun, a beam of intense red light cast amazing color across the west and south faces of Capitol Peak. The amount of red in the rock was absolutely intense and fabulous. One of the best moments of the year for me.

I will be releasing this image soon for purchase on a limited basis - only 25 prints will be released. More on that in the coming months as I conduct a complete revamp of my website and printing medium offerings. Hope you enjoy it!
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πŸ“·: @sony A7r2 
L: @sonyalpha 70-300 FE
T: @feisoltripods Tournament 3442
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram #co14ers
@mattpaynephoto
Aspen, Colorado

Back in September I experienced one of the more exhilarating moments from my photography adventures to date. My friend and I backpacked to a remote location west of Carbondale, Colorado that he had found on Google Earth. We chose this location for its unique vantage of 14,131 ft. Capitol Peak and hoped there would be a nice pairing of autumn color to go with that view. We spent hours on this remote ridge looking for the absolute best compositions. A storm rolled through the area and we both thought our chances of photographing Capitol Peak at sunset were ruined until at the very last moment of light created by the setting sun, a beam of intense red light cast amazing color across the west and south faces of Capitol Peak. The amount of red in the rock was absolutely intense and fabulous. One of the best moments of the year for me. I will be releasing this image soon for purchase on a limited basis - only 25 prints will be released. More on that in the coming months as I conduct a

Another image from my incredible 13-day trip into the Colorado wilderness to find and capture magical autumn scenes like this one. This ridge of aspen lit up at sunrise and it was so amazing to witness. .
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto
Paonia, Colorado

Another image from my incredible 13-day trip into the Colorado wilderness to find and capture magical autumn scenes like this one. This ridge of aspen lit up at sunrise and it was so amazing to witness. . . . πŸ“·: @sonyalpha a7r2 L: @sony 70-300 FE . . . #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram

An early morning stroll through the forest near Crested Butte, Colorado revealed golden aspen leaves a-blaze below a majestic Colorado blue sky. Of course, Instagram required me to crop this a bit to fit the format - the actual photo is a bit taller and shows off more of the great color at the top of the tree. .
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C: @Sony A7R2
L: @Zeisscameralenses Loxia 21 f/2.8
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto

An early morning stroll through the forest near Crested Butte, Colorado revealed golden aspen leaves a-blaze below a majestic Colorado blue sky. Of course, Instagram required me to crop this a bit to fit the format - the actual photo is a bit taller and shows off more of the great color at the top of the tree. . . . C: @Sony A7R2 L: @Zeisscameralenses Loxia 21 f/2.8 T: @Feisoltripods 3442 Tournament . . . #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram

Greetings from Southwest Colorado on this chilly day! I'm getting ready to release a new gallery of images on my website filled with my favorite images from my 13-day trip around the State of Colorado in September and October. Among them is this image of one of the most unique and special trees I've found. This tree sits on the edge of a cliff on the backside of Huntsman Ridge near Marble, Colorado away from any known trails. The last light of the day beamed in from the southwest (left of the tree) and made for a really special scene. I love stumbling upon shots like this in the wild. I hope you also enjoy it. . .
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C: @Sony A7R2
L: @Sonyalpha 70-300 FE
T: @Feisoltripods 3442 Tournament
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto

Greetings from Southwest Colorado on this chilly day! I'm getting ready to release a new gallery of images on my website filled with my favorite images from my 13-day trip around the State of Colorado in September and October. Among them is this image of one of the most unique and special trees I've found. This tree sits on the edge of a cliff on the backside of Huntsman Ridge near Marble, Colorado away from any known trails. The last light of the day beamed in from the southwest (left of the tree) and made for a really special scene. I love stumbling upon shots like this in the wild. I hope you also enjoy it. . . . C: @Sony A7R2 L: @Sonyalpha 70-300 FE T: @Feisoltripods 3442 Tournament . . . #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw

Early autumn tones in afternoon light from one of my favorite country roads in Colorado near Paonia. .
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Check out the profiles of some of my favorite photographers:
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@jennifer.renwick.photography 
@noriegaphotography 
@jimmygekas 
@davidkingham 
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #gameoftones #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto
Paonia, Colorado

Early autumn tones in afternoon light from one of my favorite country roads in Colorado near Paonia. . . . Check out the profiles of some of my favorite photographers: . @jennifer.renwick.photography @noriegaphotography @jimmygekas @davidkingham @davidthompsonphotography . . . #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #gameoftones #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram

Here’s another abstract from my recent photography outing here in Colorado. This photo is actually a reflection of the blue sky and yellow aspen in a pond filled with green scum. I thought it looked a lot like a painting. Hope you dig it!
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C: @sonyalpha a7r2 
L: @sony 70-300 FE
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto
Colorado

Here’s another abstract from my recent photography outing here in Colorado. This photo is actually a reflection of the blue sky and yellow aspen in a pond filled with green scum. I thought it looked a lot like a painting. Hope you dig it! . . . C: @sonyalpha a7r2 L: @sony 70-300 FE Handheld . . . #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram

This past month I spent a lot of time walking through the woods with my camera attached to my tripod slung over my shoulder looking for smaller scenes that tell a story. I can't really tell you how hard this is as a landscape photographer used to shooting grand scenics and icons. It challenges both sides of the brain to work together in unison. In this example, I can't take any credit whatsoever for finding the scene, as my friend @kanesimages stumbled across these trees before I did. I felt like the trees were so incredibly unique - 5 trees all growing up together, centimeters apart, huddled together for warmth and security. I also loved how the eyes of the trees looked back at the viewer, scrutinizing your purpose for being in the woods. Hope you get as much out of this scene as I did..
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C: @Sony A7R2
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T: @Feisoltripods 3442 Tournament
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto

This past month I spent a lot of time walking through the woods with my camera attached to my tripod slung over my shoulder looking for smaller scenes that tell a story. I can't really tell you how hard this is as a landscape photographer used to shooting grand scenics and icons. It challenges both sides of the brain to work together in unison. In this example, I can't take any credit whatsoever for finding the scene, as my friend @kanesimages stumbled across these trees before I did. I felt like the trees were so incredibly unique - 5 trees all growing up together, centimeters apart, huddled together for warmth and security. I also loved how the eyes of the trees looked back at the viewer, scrutinizing your purpose for being in the woods. Hope you get as much out of this scene as I did.. . . C: @Sony A7R2 L: @Sonyalpha 70-300 FE T: @Feisoltripods 3442 Tournament . . #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure

An early morning stroll in the woods revealed this interesting scene as presented by Mother Nature. Fallen leaves adorn this small creek with some trees and sky reflected for good measure. I’m becoming more and more into smaller and more intimate scenes like this. Bear with me. :)
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto
Colorado

An early morning stroll in the woods revealed this interesting scene as presented by Mother Nature. Fallen leaves adorn this small creek with some trees and sky reflected for good measure. I’m becoming more and more into smaller and more intimate scenes like this. Bear with me. :) . . πŸ“·: @sony a7r2; Lens: @sonyalpha 70-300 . . #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram

About a month ago my 10-year old son and I were wandering through the forest near @visitcrestedbutte the morning after a misty rainstorm looking for interesting scenes to photograph. My son pointed out this cool pinkish/red leaf resting on a mossy rock and I got to work. Nature, you’re an awesome teacher!
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto
Crested Butte, Colorado

About a month ago my 10-year old son and I were wandering through the forest near @visitcrestedbutte the morning after a misty rainstorm looking for interesting scenes to photograph. My son pointed out this cool pinkish/red leaf resting on a mossy rock and I got to work. Nature, you’re an awesome teacher! . . . #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram

One of the things I absolutely love about autumn is the collision of weather and color- its nature in its most pure form. Who’s with me?

Shot on @sonyalpha a7r2; @sony 70-300 FE; handheld. 
#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram #coloradotography #rsa_landscape
@mattpaynephoto
Colorado

One of the things I absolutely love about autumn is the collision of weather and color- its nature in its most pure form. Who’s with me? Shot on @sonyalpha a7r2; @sony 70-300 FE; handheld. #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram #coloradotography #rsa landscape

This autumn I set out to find more simple scenes that convey the stories that are told through the changing landscape during autumn. I discovered this set of three trees near Kebler Pass on a short hike from my campsite with @Kanesimages @jimmygekas and @doerzer - I was really fond of how the ferns embraced the trees and provided one last grip on life in the forest. 
#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto

This autumn I set out to find more simple scenes that convey the stories that are told through the changing landscape during autumn. I discovered this set of three trees near Kebler Pass on a short hike from my campsite with @Kanesimages @jimmygekas and @doerzer - I was really fond of how the ferns embraced the trees and provided one last grip on life in the forest. #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram

I personally always envisioned John Denver singing it like this: β€œCountry roads, take me home.
To the place I belong.
Colorado, mountain mama.
Take me home, country roads.”
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Just another magical fall scene I shot with @davidkingham ; @jennifer.renwick.photography ; @sarahmarinophoto ; and @roncphoto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
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L:  @zeisscameralenses Loxia 21. 
T: @feisoltripods Tournament 3442.
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto
Ohio Creek Pass

I personally always envisioned John Denver singing it like this: β€œCountry roads, take me home. To the place I belong. Colorado, mountain mama. Take me home, country roads.” . Just another magical fall scene I shot with @davidkingham ; @jennifer.renwick.photography ; @sarahmarinophoto ; and @roncphoto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ“·: @sonyalpha a7r2. L: @zeisscameralenses Loxia 21. T: @feisoltripods Tournament 3442. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” f/16; 1/25s; ISO 100 β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram

β€œSummer’s Last Stand”

In late September, I embarked on an incredibly soul-filling backpacking trip into the Elk Mountains of Colorado with my good friend @kanesimages. Our goal was to obtain vantages of one of my favorite mountains - the 14er Capitol Peak. Summer was holding on by a thread and autumn had begun its colorful transition. We were greeted by a wonderfully warm sunset that illuminated Capitol Peak and the clouds above, making for a very memorable moment in the wilderness. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ“·: @sonyalpha a7r2 
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#coloradotography #naturalcolorado #rsa_landscape #worldtravelscapes #fallcolors #coloradolive #mountainculture #optoutside #elkmountains #aspencolorado #co14ers
@mattpaynephoto
Carbondale, Colorado

β€œSummer’s Last Stand” In late September, I embarked on an incredibly soul-filling backpacking trip into the Elk Mountains of Colorado with my good friend @kanesimages. Our goal was to obtain vantages of one of my favorite mountains - the 14er Capitol Peak. Summer was holding on by a thread and autumn had begun its colorful transition. We were greeted by a wonderfully warm sunset that illuminated Capitol Peak and the clouds above, making for a very memorable moment in the wilderness. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ“·: @sonyalpha a7r2 L: @sony 70-300 FE T: @feisoltripods Tournament 3442 β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” f/10; 2.5s, ISO 100, 70mm β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #coloradotography #naturalcolorado #rsa landscape #worldtravelscapes #fallcolors #coloradolive #mountainculture #optoutside #elkmountains #aspencolorado #co14ers

Help me improve! What do you like and dislike about this one? 
Here is another photo taken on my recent backpacking trip near  Carbondale, Colorado. Once I found a composition I liked, I waited for about two hours for sun to set. I didn’t think it was going to work out, but at the last minute a beam of light cast pink hues onto #14er Capitol Peak. Sublime.
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #co14ers #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
@mattpaynephoto
Carbondale, Colorado

Help me improve! What do you like and dislike about this one? Here is another photo taken on my recent backpacking trip near Carbondale, Colorado. Once I found a composition I liked, I waited for about two hours for sun to set. I didn’t think it was going to work out, but at the last minute a beam of light cast pink hues onto #14er Capitol Peak. Sublime. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #co14ers #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram

Storms, mountains, and fall foliage. Pretty tough to beat, in my opinion. In this scene, West Beckwith Mountain towers above a massive stand of aspen trees and vibrant scrub oak near Kebler Pass here in Colorado. A rare moment of me photographing stuff from the road πŸ˜‚
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T: @feisoltripods 3442
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#naturalcolorado #fallcolors #coloradotography #worldtravelscapes #mountainculture #autumnvibes #rsa_landscape
@mattpaynephoto
Kebler Pass

Storms, mountains, and fall foliage. Pretty tough to beat, in my opinion. In this scene, West Beckwith Mountain towers above a massive stand of aspen trees and vibrant scrub oak near Kebler Pass here in Colorado. A rare moment of me photographing stuff from the road πŸ˜‚ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ“·: @sonyalpha a7r2 L: C/Y 35-70 T: @feisoltripods 3442 β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #naturalcolorado #fallcolors #coloradotography #worldtravelscapes #mountainculture #autumnvibes #rsa landscape

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