@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/

We started the podcast in April, 2017, and after two years have finally reached an important milestone. Episode 100! For this episode, we brought back seven former amazing guests including @davidthompsonphotography , @noriegaphotography , @colleenminiuksperry , @sarahmarinophoto , @bennettfilm , @shainblumphotography ,and @joshuacrippsphotography for an engaging round-table panel discussion. We also asked our guests to invite some of their students to ask them questions, including @brentgoesoutsidephoto , @carolynchengphotography , @garethcoggan , and Nic Stover. Have a listen! 
To celebrate the launch of episode 100, we have collaborated with some of our guests to offer discounts of their tutorials and products to new and existing Patrons of the podcast over on Patreon. From March 20 through April 30, 2019, new and existing patrons will receive the following discounts:

1. 20% off Alex Noriega processing tutorial videos (only good for videos released prior to March, 2019)

2. 20% off Michael Shainblum processing tutorial videos

3. 20% off Eric Bennett instructional videos

4. 20% off Joshua Cripps Photography tutorials

5. 20% off Sarah Marino & Ron Coscorossa Nature Photo Guides e-books

To get these discounts, simply sign up as a Patron of the podcast at the $5/mo or higher level before April 30, 2019. Your discount codes will revealed after you sign up. 
#fstopcollaborateandlisten #landscapephotography #podcast @patreon
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We started the podcast in April, 2017, and after two years have finally reached an important milestone. Episode 100! For this episode, we brought back seven former amazing guests including @davidthompsonphotography , @noriegaphotography , @colleenminiuksperry , @sarahmarinophoto , @bennettfilm , @shainblumphotography ,and @joshuacrippsphotography for an engaging round-table panel discussion. We also asked our guests to invite some of their students to ask them questions, including @brentgoesoutsidephoto , @carolynchengphotography , @garethcoggan , and Nic Stover. Have a listen! To celebrate the launch of episode 100, we have collaborated with some of our guests to offer discounts of their tutorials and products to new and existing Patrons of the podcast over on Patreon. From March 20 through April 30, 2019, new and existing patrons will receive the following discounts: 1. 20% off Alex Noriega processing tutorial videos (only good for videos released prior to March, 2019) 2. 20%

This spot may be one of my favorite places in Colorado. I’m always mystified when I visit. I don’t even consider this a gallery shot but looking back at it made me smile ear to ear. Here’s the scene: I drove up this amazing road to camp a few nights with three of my favorite photographers, @kanesimages , @doerzer , and @jimmygekas — after a great night of enjoying campfire beers and cooking food, great story telling, and drying out from the rain, we made plans to go to one of our favorite vistas. It’s always a gamble but when the light is good it can be quite dynamic. A full week of rainstorms terminated with this crazy scene where the clouds broke just for a minute to let a single light beam shine down on the valley, all while a thick fog bank rolled through the valley. You can’t make this stuff up... it’s Colorado Magic. :) #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities #coloradotography #livewild #yourco #colorado #viewcolorado #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #coloradolove #westbysouthwest #puresw #rockymountains #coloradolive #coloradogram
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This spot may be one of my favorite places in Colorado. I’m always mystified when I visit. I don’t even consider this a gallery shot but looking back at it made me smile ear to ear. Here’s the scene: I drove up this amazing road to camp a few nights with three of my favorite photographers, @kanesimages , @doerzer , and @jimmygekas — after a great night of enjoying campfire beers and cooking food, great story telling, and drying out from the rain, we made plans to go to one of our favorite vistas. It’s always a gamble but when the light is good it can be quite dynamic. A full week of rainstorms terminated with this crazy scene where the clouds broke just for a minute to let a single light beam shine down on the valley, all while a thick fog bank rolled through the valley. You can’t make this stuff up... it’s Colorado Magic. :) #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #explore #adventure #choosemountains #coloradoactivities

The Grand Canyon is a magical and special place. Seeing it from above is pretty impressive for sure, but seeing it from the river is unbelievable. In 2017, I rafted the river and risked bringing my camera and lenses with me for the trip. I’m glad I did! One night, after setting up camp on the river, I hiked up a steep hillside and was rewarded with this fabulous view of the canyon and river. 
#arizonahighways #arizona #arizonasky #grandcanyon #grandcanyonnps #nature_photo #milkywaychasers
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The Grand Canyon is a magical and special place. Seeing it from above is pretty impressive for sure, but seeing it from the river is unbelievable. In 2017, I rafted the river and risked bringing my camera and lenses with me for the trip. I’m glad I did! One night, after setting up camp on the river, I hiked up a steep hillside and was rewarded with this fabulous view of the canyon and river. #arizonahighways #arizona #arizonasky #grandcanyon #grandcanyonnps #nature photo #milkywaychasers

What a view from the summit of 14,308’ Uncompahgre Peak- Colorado’s 6th highest mountain. One of my favorite views in Colorado for sure. This was a very memorable morning. My friend @silasmusick and I pushed hard through the darkness to reach the summit just before sunrise for a spectacular reward! 
#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
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What a view from the summit of 14,308’ Uncompahgre Peak- Colorado’s 6th highest mountain. One of my favorite views in Colorado for sure. This was a very memorable morning. My friend @silasmusick and I pushed hard through the darkness to reach the summit just before sunrise for a spectacular reward! #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

12,644 ft. Ruby Peak and 13,058 ft. Mount Owen rise above a forest of aspen and pine near Kebler Pass, Colorado. The famous and often photographed volcanic dyke known as
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12,644 ft. Ruby Peak and 13,058 ft. Mount Owen rise above a forest of aspen and pine near Kebler Pass, Colorado. The famous and often photographed volcanic dyke known as "The Dyke" extends east from Ruby Mountain above a classic stand of red aspen trees, one of the rarely finds in Colorado. This was a really magical sunset and I was happy to have found a great place to witness it west of Crested Butte, Colorado. Landscape photographers: have you caught the most recent episode of my podcast, "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” with @williampatino photography @fstopcollaborate ? #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 don’t know if this image will resonate with many folks but I love it. I did a long solo hike to the edge of the NaPali Coast of Kauai through the jungle a couple months ago. At one point, I emerged from the jungle and was greeted with this breathtaking view of trees. The way I was situated made it so that I could look down into the canopy. This canopy of Koa trees (I’m pretty sure, if you think otherwise let me know) was illuminated by late afternoon sun.

Koa wood was used by native Hawaiians in constructing houses, spears, tools, paddles, and short surfboards. While there were many uses for koa, it was never used for eating receptacles because the resin, which could not be removed, would leave a bad taste to foods. Today, koa is propagated and planted in forest restoration projects and/or used as shade trees in home gardens. The wood is still very much prized in wood craft and is high in demand, being one of the most expensive woods in the world. Koa is also a tonewood and used in modern musical instruments such as the ʻukulele.

#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #lifestyle #explore #adventure #lethawaiihappen #glimpseofhawaii #luckywelivehi #paradise #ig_ocean #hawaiistagram #hawaiisbestphotos #hawaiiunchained #havealohawilltravel #hgnlife #ighi #adventurehawaii #wearehawaii #explorehawaii #hgn #thisisthehgnlife #kauaihawaii

Shot with @sonyalpha a7r2; @sony 70-300 FE @feisoltripods 3442 Tournament
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I don’t know if this image will resonate with many folks but I love it. I did a long solo hike to the edge of the NaPali Coast of Kauai through the jungle a couple months ago. At one point, I emerged from the jungle and was greeted with this breathtaking view of trees. The way I was situated made it so that I could look down into the canopy. This canopy of Koa trees (I’m pretty sure, if you think otherwise let me know) was illuminated by late afternoon sun. Koa wood was used by native Hawaiians in constructing houses, spears, tools, paddles, and short surfboards. While there were many uses for koa, it was never used for eating receptacles because the resin, which could not be removed, would leave a bad taste to foods. Today, koa is propagated and planted in forest restoration projects and/or used as shade trees in home gardens. The wood is still very much prized in wood craft and is high in demand, being one of the most expensive woods in the world. Koa is also a tonewood and

One of my favorite things to do is to backpack to exotic places off of the beaten path. Back in December my wife, son, and I backpacked down into the Waimea Canyon in Kauai and camped at a spot called Wiliwili Camp. After sunset, the light was so good shining down through the canopy of the jungle. I personally like the way this one pulls you into the forest. 
#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #lethawaiihappen #glimpseofhawaii #luckywelivehi #paradise #ig_ocean #hawaiistagram #hawaiisbestphotos #hawaiiunchained #havealohawilltravel #hgnlife #ighi #adventurehawaii #wearehawaii #explorehawaii #hgn #thisisthehgnlife #kauaihawaii
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One of my favorite things to do is to backpack to exotic places off of the beaten path. Back in December my wife, son, and I backpacked down into the Waimea Canyon in Kauai and camped at a spot called Wiliwili Camp. After sunset, the light was so good shining down through the canopy of the jungle. I personally like the way this one pulls you into the forest. #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #lethawaiihappen #glimpseofhawaii #luckywelivehi #paradise #ig ocean #hawaiistagram #hawaiisbestphotos #hawaiiunchained #havealohawilltravel #hgnlife #ighi #adventurehawaii #wearehawaii #explorehawaii #hgn #thisisthehgnlife #kauaihawaii

Colors, textures, patterns, and an overwhelming newfound appreciation for the view at our feet. A scene I obsessed over on my backpacking trip in Kauai last month. Listen to my podcast @fstopcollaborate where we talk a lot about personal vision.
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📷: @sonyalpha a7r2; L: @zeisscameralenses Loxia 21
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#mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #kauaiphotographer #intimatelandscape #sonyalphaclub #earthporn
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Colors, textures, patterns, and an overwhelming newfound appreciation for the view at our feet. A scene I obsessed over on my backpacking trip in Kauai last month. Listen to my podcast @fstopcollaborate where we talk a lot about personal vision. . . . 📷: @sonyalpha a7r2; L: @zeisscameralenses Loxia 21 . . . #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #kauaiphotographer #intimatelandscape #sonyalphaclub #earthporn

Winter isn’t all that bad, right? I mean, there’s still a lot of interesting subjects you can photograph. This is a simple waterfall scene near my home in Durango, Colorado shot in late afternoon when light from the sun fades but still provides a nice glow in the canyon. 
@visitdurango 
#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
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Winter isn’t all that bad, right? I mean, there’s still a lot of interesting subjects you can photograph. This is a simple waterfall scene near my home in Durango, Colorado shot in late afternoon when light from the sun fades but still provides a nice glow in the canyon. @visitdurango #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 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. .....
📷: @sony A7r2 
L: @zeisscameralenses Loxia 21mm
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#rsa_landscape #kauaiadventures #kauailife #visithawaii #visitkauai #sonyalphaclub #earth_pix #earthporn
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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. ..... 📷: @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!
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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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📷: @sony a7r2 
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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
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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. . . . 📷: @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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📷: @sony A7r2 
L: @sonyalpha 70-300 FE
T: @feisoltripods Tournament 3442
B: @fstopgear Loka
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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
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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
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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. . . . 📷: @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
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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
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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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@noriegaphotography 
@jimmygekas 
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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
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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

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