Winters in Estes Park, Colorado can be dodgy.
Most people assume that our winters are down right terrible. I know before I moved here I was thinking that there would be snow on the level of "The Shining" causing winter shutdowns and cabin fever galore.
In reality winters in Estes Park are windy, I mean really windy. Not to mention sundrenched. The sun loves to set up shop over the Estes valley in winter. Which is awesome except for the wall of clouds that cling to the peaks like a newborn infant.
A lot of days when we go out to shoot, the magic isn't instant. Light can be less than ideal, wildlife can be more elusive than usual, or we just aren't feeling as inspired for some reason.
Regardless, we pull on our snow gear, zip up our camera bag and head for the hills... or mountains in this case.
So what do photographers take photos of when there struggling with the powers that be?
I decided that for this post I'd show you a little bit of what doesn't make it to our store.
There's a lot of staring.
We look for patterns and symmetry a lot.
Most of the time we find ourselves snapping a photo of anything that holds our attention for longer than a few seconds.
So now you know what a normal shoot is like for us.
Not every time we take photos is magical. It takes a lot of patience and creativity to come up with a great day of work.