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Nocturnal Enlightenment by Jacob-Routzahn
Nocturnal Enlightenment
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After a few attempts, and no real lighting of any significance, my photo buddy and I made the decision to stay after hours and work on a star lit shot for this location.  While access to the spot is slightly off limits, just slightly, the photographs I've seen of the area, and especially here, were too tempting to pass up.  

This image took many attempts to get "perfect" in post edit (obviously that is in the eye of the beholder) but with this one, I am quite pleased.  I learned a lot about editing twilight shots from this photo and feel rather capable of attempting more in the future.  A better camera and lens would be much more suitable for these types of shoots, but ultimately, I'm happy.  

The entire area surround these falls is just breathtaking, however.  My return trip to the park will strictly be on foot with my tent and pack.  There is too much of the park that is missed with sticking around the heart of it.

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Cannibals by Jacob-Routzahn
Cannibals
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For some reason I wanted to write a poem for this description.  Sorry if the punctuation isn't correct.

Standing tall amongst your kind, only to crash, never to shine. A shield amongst, oh so many, now dinner, feeding plenty. For once upon a time, you looked upon the lovely sky. But now you lay down below, decomposing very slow. Among your friends that gave you zeal, just look down on you, another meal.

Trees, such cannibals.

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The Long Haul by Jacob-Routzahn
The Long Haul
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This having been my third trip to Lake Helene for a perfect sunrise, located in Rocky Mountain National Park, I was certain that it was going to be a bust.  With clouds to the East looming over the front range like a bad omen, I just knew they would block the sunrise I had woken up for at 3:15 in the morning for.  Not only that, but the whimsical pinks and reds that only show themselves at dusk and dawn, teased me as they began to glow over areas I had little interest in focusing on.

But, as if all at once, the warmth of the sun began to slide down Notchtop Mountain and the passing clouds.  Even though the air was frigid and the wind ripping, I couldn't have felt a thing from all of the excitement.  And although the sounds of my shutter were muffled under the blasts of wind, my howls and cheers of the experience were not.

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Avalanche Creek by Jacob-Routzahn
Avalanche Creek
Avalanche Creek

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For a nice change of pace, the weather was overcast for the afternoon and my buddy and I decided to take advantage of it at Avalanche Creek. The wonderful lighting allowed for so many more shots that we wouldn't have been able to shoot if the sun was out in full force. 

As I walked along the stream, admiring the rock features carved from the glacial water, I noticed a gorgeous juniper all by itself. It stood out so perfectly with its bright foliage and the mineral rich, blue waters lapping at its roots below, I just had to find a composition. 

Almost as quickly as I decided to take a picture of this intimate landscape, I already had the composition in my head. The wicked contrast of the juniper's needles and the unbelievably blue waters, actually the most colorful stream I've ever witnessed, provided a superb contrast in cool colors. The clarity of the water was also so amazing and with a small adjustment of the polarizer, the glare vanished and the colors popped. 

I hope you all have as much fun looking at this image as I did photographing and processing it!

All images are ©copyright Jacob Lynn Routzahn. You may not replicate, use, manipulate, modify, print, or any other form of editing to my work without my permission. All rights reserved.
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Mountain Treasure by Jacob-Routzahn
Mountain Treasure
A steep climb along a lush waterfall brought a fellow photographer and I onto a shelf overlooking this magnificent valley. Even though the view was already unbelievable, I'm always wondering what is over the next ridge, around the next corner, up a little further, and this shot was the result of my curiosity.

As I pushed myself to damn near the top of the pass, I found these corn lilies among the flowering bear grass and instantly loved the contrast between the two. I felt that if the right colors showcased themselves, they would compliment each other wonderfully. 

As luck would have it, the last moments before sunset allowed for a little sunshine to sneak under the clouds and present a wonderful glow upon the surrounding peaks. A truly wonderful way to end one of my favorite hikes I've been on.

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All images are ©copyright Jacob Lynn Routzahn. You may not replicate, use, manipulate, modify, print, or any other form of editing to my work without my permission. All rights reserved.
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Jacob-Routzahn
Jacob Routzahn
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Visit www.jacobroutzahn.com to learn all the things your heart desires.

Current Residence: Fort Collins, CO

Print preference: Fuji Crystal Archive

Favourite genre of music: All sorts

Favourite photographer: Nick Brandt, Ansel Adams, the Westons, Marc Adamus, Ian Plant, Guy Tal, Galen Rowell

Favourite style of art: Photography

Operating System: PC

MP3 player of choice: I-Pod

Favourite cartoon character: Cartman or Butters

Personal Quote: Get at it
Interests
  • Mood: Joy
  • Drinking: Dig Seasonal Ale
My wife gave birth to our first child, a little girl named Cecelia Elizabeth Routzahn! She was 8 lbs 3 oz and 19.5 inches long. She's amazing and I can't wait to teach her how to rock climb, camp and take pictures! A pic or two soon to come.

And my apologies to everyone for my absence on here. Between working on projects at our new house, work, and the baby, I haven't had any time to take really any photos. I hope it changes in a while.

I love my new little baby girl though! She has that fresh baby smell!

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BooFrickidyWho Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Good sir, your photos are absolutely breathtaking!!!! I can't get enough of how much color is in them! I love colorful photos and yours are spectacular!!!
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Reevah-Willow Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your gallery!
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SparklingPebbles Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
You have such beautiful photography :)
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Happy birthday!
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McDuffy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy, happy, happy, happy birthday! (hopefully that'll be happy enough for you)
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Happy birthday
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Happy B-day! :party:
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:party::cake: Happy Birthday!!! :cake::party:
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