Monday, July 14, 2008

New Photography Blog !

Hello everyone,

I now have a brand spanking new blog at

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Joe Rossbach

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Colorado Private Workshop/Tour Days 7 & 8

Hello everyone,

I am back in civilization for a few hours before it is time to head back into the wilds. right now I am sitting in a small Internet cafe in the town of Ouray, Colorado. After 5 days of shooting in Rocky Mountain National, we have been spending some time in the western area of the state. Colorado National Monument and the San Juan Mountains will be our focus until Monday afternoon before heading back east to Garden of the Gods for a sunset/sunrise shoot before leaving to come back home. It has been an exciting trip so far and we have managed to make some incredible images and have had some great adventures in the Colorado Mountains. For now though, we will be working the aspen stands, wildflowers and mountain basins near Mount Snefells and Owl Creek Pass.

Colorado National Monument was great at sunset and sunrise and we managed to camp on BLM land just outside of the park. I re-photographed my old friend the twisted and gnarled juniper tree I call the "Embrace". I also made some new fresh images from the Monument and the surrounding area. The temps were fierce, 101 degrees at 6:00pm when arrived on the first day. After finishing up sunrise on the second day, we decided to get back to the mountains and so here we are in the San Juan's.

Here are a few images that I have managed to process in the back of the jeep last night at our camp. I will have many more to come in the coming week. See ya in a few days. Joe

Utah Juniper and the Coke Ovens at sunrise, Colorado National Monument, Colorado

Mountains and Rainbow at sunset from Trail Ridge, rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Silvery Lupine and Aspen Boles, Owl Creek Pass, San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Alpenglow over Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Mills Lake sunset, Glacier Gorge Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Alberta Falls, Glacier Gorge, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colroad

Reflections on Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colroado

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Colorado Private Workshop/Tour Days 5 & 6: Rocky Mountain National Park

Hello Everyone,

I am finally getting around to processing images from the past two days out here in Rocky Mountain National Park. The weather has been pretty typical of the region and season, clear and cold in the morning, warm and partly cloudy in the early afternoon and then the thunderstorms build over the mountains later in the day. These weather patterns coupled with the incredible scenery make for some great photographic opportunities. The following images below are from various sections of the park including Trail Ridge, Sprague Lake, Dream and Emerald Lakes, Wild Basin and the western arm of the park. The snow lasted for much longer this spring than in years past and the higher elevations of the mountains are still clothed in white. The snow on the peaks really gives the feel of colliding seasons when you can line up the lush greens of early summer against snow capped distant peaks.

We found a lovely area of Colorado columbines in the Wild Basin area and will be heading back over in the next day or two to have another round of shooting this lovely alpine meadow above Finch Lake. Today, after an afternoon nap, we will be hitting the trail and heading up into Glacier Gorge to shoot waterfalls, cascades, alpine scenic's, and hopefully some nice reflections in Mills or Jewel lakes at sunset. Be sure to check back in the next day or two for some more images and stories from Colorado. All the best, Joe.

Click on any image for a larger view !

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Colorado Day 3 & 4

We have been working very hard out here in Colorado. The light has been amazing at sunrise and sunset, and as usual the afternoon thunderstorms roll in every day providing us with overcast conditions to shoot forest scenes and wildflowers. The images below are from Bear and Nymph Lakes, Tombstone Ridge on Trail Ridge, Glacier Gorge and various aspen meadows in the park.

I have been up since 3:00am and must now get a nap before heading over to the Indian Peaks Wilderness to hike up into the meadows and basins around and above Lake Isabelle.

Check back tomorrow for more images !