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‘ve decided to move to the Fuji X-Pro 2 and maybe in the near future the Fuji XT-2 (depending on specs) for my setup so I’m selling all my Canon Gear and extra Fuji gear I’ll no longer be using.  It’s all in very good shape, some equipment used more than others and some almost brand new. Here is your chance to get some great equipment and discounted prices.  Items will be removed when sold.

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  • Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Flash Transmitter – $40
    • Like New
    • Took it out of box to test – Only used for testing

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Milky Way over Mt. Evans

Back to Mt. Evans and Summit Lake again for this image. The storm clouds were just clearing on top of Mt. Evans as the evening got dark enough to capture the Milky Way. Some of the clouds were just dissipating as I captured the Milky Way over the Mt. Evans and it appeared as if steam were rising from the mountain, almost as if an volcano was erupting. Something and unique and different capturing the stars during our Jamboree last year.

Astro Eruption

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Sunset Milky Way

I found this image unprocessed from the Astrophotography Jamboree a couple of years ago. This was taken from Summit Lake near Mt. Evans as the sun has set below the horizon.  The light from the sunset was still highlighting the evening clouds below the mountain and above Denver. It created a unique silhouette the hillside, while making the clouds golden and being so high in elevation you could see the milky way illuminated in the sky overhead. It was such a unique combination of lighting situations. I was just lucky enough to capture it.

Sunset Milky Way

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Burst of Sunshine

One of my favorite focal lengths lately has been at 35mm.  It’s close enough to give subject matters a normal look without distortion yet allow for environmental elements to be shown in the scene.

This image was taken during sunset and clouds started to get darker and cover the horizon, but just above the horizon there was a break in the clouds and the sun came piercing through and created an amazing orange glow on the horizon. I wanted to capture the sunflowers a little closer so I decided to use the 35mm focal length and stopped down the f-stop to f/11 to give the sun a little starburst.  I cropped this in a panoramic format eliminating some distracting light in the sky.

Sun breaking through the storm clouds at sunset over a sunflower field near Denver, Colorado

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This is always a fun time of year. I really enjoy the sunflower season. Tomorrow is a full moon.  I hope that you can join The Photo Frontier and I for our Sunflower Jamboree.

Sunflower Jamboree

Sunflower Jamboree

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Summit Lake Milky Way

We had a great turnout this year for the Shooting for the Stars Jamboree this year I did in conduction with The Photo Frontier. I captured this 7 image pano and finally had a chance to process it so I thought I would share it with you for the weekend. This image is from Summit lake just below the 14,000 ft. peak of Mt. Evans.  It sits high in the Tundra above tree line and this evening of the jamboree the clouds cleared enough to capture the amazing Milky Way over the lake.

Have a great weekend!

Milky Way over Summit Lake near Mt. Evans, Colorado

Summit Lake Milky Way | Click to Enlarge/Purchase

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Tornado Warning: Rural Disturbance

My phone was going nuts today with Tornado warnings and severe weather warnings and so I think it was just calling me to head out east and capture some of the beautiful storm activity that hit Colorado starting yesterday.  A number of tornadoes actually touched down in the  afternoon in the Denver area and at that point I knew it was time to head out.  Schools in the area locked down to protect the students and the tornado sirens started going off  in the area.

Armed with my iPhone and Storm Shield app I headed out east toward Bennett, Colorado and tracked down the storm.  I’m not a hard core storm chaser, but I do like to get just close enough to capture some of the amazing skies produced by the storms. When hail and heavy rain come I usually back off because I know tornado activity is near. You could just see the clouds swirling in the sky yesterday and there is a weird calmness to the sky when tornados are present.

I captured this image before the skies dissipated and headed further east into Kansas.  Kansas was a little further than I wanted to venture for this afternoon trip.  I know that storm activity is predicted all week in the Denver area so I’m anticipating that there will more more to come this week.

Tornado cloud activity on the Eastern Plains of Colorado near Bennett, Colorado

Rural Disturbance – Tornado Activity on the eastern plains of Colorado – Click to Enlarge/Purchase

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Weld County Wall Cloud

I decided to head back a couple of years to a storm I chased with Ryan Wright and Chase Shipley through Weld County just south of Greeley Colorado.  Chase had found this awesome road on top of a hill looking directly into a slow-moving wall cloud coming toward us.  It was dark and really tough to tell it was coming with eyesight but with technology looking at the radar and the use of long exposures we came out with some amazing photos of the wall cloud forming.

I’m not sure why I never processed this image, but sometimes the tools and knowledge you have just don’t allow you to work on it.  We’ve had some recent storm activity and with an itch to get out and chase a storm again I pulled these images from couple of years ago.  I noticed this one and decided to work it again and it just came to life.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Winter at Nymph Lake

Here’s another image from my snowshoeing outing last week.  This is Nymph Lake along the Bear Lake Trail system.  It’s on the way to Dream Lake and Emerald Lake. In the summer months this lake is filled with lily pads as far as the eye can see and a gorgeous sight along the trail toward Hallet Peak. In the winter, though it is frozen over and covered with snow as you see in this image.  Hallet peak off to right of center is still prominent even in the winter months. There was a nice cloud system forming over the mountain peak which developed into snow later in the afternoon. It is still a wonderful site even in the winter. I’ll have to get up there this summer and share an image of the lily pads this summer.

Winter at Nymph Lake | Rick Louie Photography

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Winter Vista | Rocky Mountain National Park

It has been a hectic winter at the home front and I haven’t gotten out this year as much as I have wanted. I finally was able to get out to Rocky Mountain National Park with some friends and got out to do some snowshoeing before the snow disappears.  Luckily last week we got some snow here in Colorado. April actually is Colorado’s snowiest month. The ski areas this year have had a wonderful season and some are staying open longer than usual since they received so much snow this year.

We ventured up the back side of Nymph Lake and I captured this image looking out toward Continental Divide and the jagged edges of Powell Peak and McHenry’s Peak. I think I need to start getting out more. I was really winded this trip and before you know it Spring and Summer hiking season will be upon us.

Rocky Mountain National Park isn’t really crowded yet so the deer and the elk were out grazing without many worries of people being around. I’m sure that will change here in the next month or two. If you didn’t catch my deer crossing video this weekend, here’s a link to the video.

Have a great weekend!

Winter view at Rocky Mountain National Park looking out at Powell Peak and McHenry's Peak.

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Moonrise over Arches

One of the things a full moon is not good for is capturing stars.  The full moon is like the sun and blows out the sky around it. I was in Arches National Park last year with the SWSX Photographers tour group back in April and it was a few days prior to a full moon.  We only had a few hours of night-time sky to capture the stars before the big moon came out.

Once the moon came out the stars began to dissipate, but I decided to shoot directly into the moon rise just over the arches and capture it like similar to a sunrise just as it peaked over a opening in the formations. The stars were still somewhat visible but it the bright moon created a silhouette affect for the formations and haloed over the rock formations like a sunrise.

This image kind of reminds me of the Christmas Star over the baby’s manger.  I hope you are all having a wonderful Holiday season! I’m rather enjoying some time off and spending time with my family and I hope you get to do the same.  Have a great week everyone!

Moonrise over Arches

Moonrise over Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

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