Category Archives: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM


‘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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Diamonds in the Rough | Colorado Fall Colors

The Colorado Fall Color Tour starts in 10 days!  Colors are already starting to turn here in Colorado and I’m really getting excited for this year’s tour.

This year we have Armando Martinez out starting off the tour with a wonderful Lightroom/Photoshop training session and we’ll end the tour with a Full Moon!  It will be one of the biggest moon’s of the year!

Here’s a glimpse of things to come.  One of the images from the Capitol Peak area near Aspen.

Diamond in the Rough | Click to Enlarge/Purchase

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Fall Fireworks

Many landscapes are often captured with at wide-angle or at with a standard lens, but sometimes to really capture some of the details I’ve grown quite fond of using my 70-200mm lens to capture landscapes.  It allows you to zoom in on scenes and compresses the landscape to bring out the detail you would not normally see with a standard or wide-angle lens.

This image was taken along Capitol Creek Road in the Snowmass Wilderness last fall.  I call it Fall Fireworks because the small groves of aspen appear like burst of fireworks along the rolling hills. I shot this from atop a hillside looking out over the valley of wonderful fall colors and this grouping of aspen groves leading up to Capital peak caught my eye. It was just some amazing pops of yellow, gold, green and orange among the natural turf of the hills surrounding it.

Fall Fireworks

Spaces are filling up quickly for my 2015 Colorado Fall Color Tour. I’ve only have 3 spots left. I hope you can join us so you can see wonderful places such as the Snowmass Wilderness above.

Sign before April 15 for the Early Bird Discount and receive a $200 discount.

Colorado Fall Color Tour

Colorado Fall Color Tour


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A Glimpse of Capitol Peak

In this year’s fall tour we headed toward the Maroon Bells Snowmass wilderness area from Telluride. Rain   and we had been in rainy weather the whole day. In the afternoon we ventured down Capitol Creek road. The rain had let up and the sun was peaking through periodically through the fog and clouds. The clouds teased us in hopes of seeing Capitol Peak, but just gave us glimpses of the mountain above.

The hills below Capitol Peak were filled with color. The saturated golden-yellow, greens and browns were a stark contrast to the rising granite of Capitol Peak so I put on my telephoto to capture this scene just as the fun pierced through the clouds highlighting the gray granite mountain.

Capital Peak peaking through the clouds in the Aspen Snowmass Wilderness Area during the fall.

A Glimpse of Capital Peak | Click to Enlarge/Purchase

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Capital Creek Color

One of the new places on tour this year was venturing into the Aspen Snowmass area for fall colors. We ventured down Capital Creek Road and came upon a massive color in the hills leading up to Capital Peak.  Unfortunately that afternoon Capital Peak was covered in fog, except for a brief glimpse, but the hills below Capital Creek Road were amazing. This area is within the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness in the White River National Forest. The road is very scenic taking you along beautiful ranches before coming up to an off-road venture past grazing cows to an opening with amazing views.

I captured this section of the hillside with my 70-200 and in particular I noticed the distinct burst of orange in the stand that was among a sea of gold and green. The intricate details of the thousands of trees stand out when I compress this image with a telephoto lens. It’s amazing to think that all these aspen are part of a single living organism.

A burst of orange stands out among a huge aspen stand of gold and green along the hillside below Capital Creek Road in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness in the White River National Forest near Snowmass and Aspen, Colorado - Fall 2014

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Moon Worship | Supermoon

Supermoon made a brief appearance here in the Denver area just as the sun was setting.  We had quite a bit of afternoon storm activity so it showed up just as it crested over the horizon and then disappeared again in the clouds. I was out near the sunflower fields and captured his image before it ducked behind the clouds again. It appeared as if the sunflowers were doing a little moon worship this evening.

Have a great week everyone!

The sunflowers worship the Supermoon as it rises above the horizon in farm fields east of Denver, Colorado

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Teton Views

I don’t think Teton Views ever get old.  Ryan Wright and I were exploring some forest service access roads this summer out near Pacific Creek and heading back saw this amazing view of the snow-capped Grand Teton Mountain Range. There mountains are so spectacular in Grand Teton National Park and I think because the mountains go directly up from the valley floor and there are no foothills like here in Colorado. I definitely need to get back again. It’s one of my favorite places.

Teton Views - Wyoming Photography by Rick Louie

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Colorado Fall Colors

Some of the most beautiful scenery is along West Dallas Creek Road.  Along the side of the hill overlooking the Sneffel’s Meadow was a large stand of aspens just starting to peak in color and surround by scrub oak in shades of orange and red.  Such a beautiful sight to behold. I used my zoom lens to capture this from a distance and to create some isolation and compression.  Hopefully I did the hillside justice.

Don’t forget my 2014 Colorado Fall Colors Photography Tour will visit West Dallas Creek Road near Telluride. It’s just one of the many locations on my Fall Photography Tour.  I hope you can join me.

The Colors of West Dallas Creek Road

The Colors of West Dallas Creek Road – Click to Enlarge!

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Fall into Winter

This year in Telluride we were greeted with the one of the first snows of the season. Many of the aspens were still showing green and at the early stages of fall colors, but as winter started to settle in the trees they only have a short time before full winter sets in and the color drops the the ground. I captured this branch of aspen leaves with yellow, some red and still some green and as the snow started to spurt faintly captured it falling among the fall colors. Just something soothing and calming about this image in the contrast between vibrant colors and the slow falling snow. I think I could have watch this scene for hours. I call it Fall into Winter.

The cold weather is settling here in Colorado and the nights are getting chilly. It won’t be long before we lose the last of the fall colors here and winter sets in. Enjoy what’s left this of the fall colors as you can. Have a great weekend!

Fall into Winter

Fall colors swaying in the wind as the first snow drops – Click to Enlarge!

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Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

This time of year I normally will venture up to Rocky Mountain National Park to see the bull elk rutting for their mates, but unfortunately with the government shutdown the park is closed so I’ll have to find a different place to see elk. I conducted a private photo tour in Rocky Mountain National Park the week it rained and flooded here in Colorado. We were lucky enough the first day to get out in the park when it was just lightly drizzling. The crowds were low and the cool weather brought out the elk in plain sight. This allowed us easy access the Elk out in Moraine Park and Beaver Meadows.

Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park | Click to see Large/Purchase

We left the park Thursday morning.  It was quite an adventure. We had intended to drive down Highway 7 to see the southern end of the park, but all the roads east and south were closed due to bridges or the road being washed out. We escaped over Trail Ridge Road via Grand Lake before they eventually closed that road to pedestrian traffic. The tour was still a success. We were able to take advantage of the waterfalls in the park, which I’ll share with you over the coming weeks.

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