Photo thoughts—- There is a place where I go in which I just feel at home. It is hard to describe but if any of you have ever felt it before then you know what I am talking about. It is where your spirit feels at home, where everything just feels right, it is that sense of belonging that no other place has and that sense of longing for it when you aren’t there. It is hard to put into words unless you have ever felt it and for me, that place is Estes Park, Colorado. This is the place where my heart, soul and creative mind call home.

Photographed on a cool Autumn morning of our photo meetup last year on the shores of Lake Estes, the sky simply turned to fire. I used 2 ND8s, a CPL and a Grad ND to slow the shutter down to almost 14 seconds and in doing so it intensified the light & color. I love the reflection going on here of the sky and clouds in the water. Know what else? I just processed this image this morning, ya I am quite backlogged you can say lol

I hope you all like it!

Sony a550
Minolta 18-200mm lens
2x ND8’s, CPL, Grad ND
Tripod & wireless shutter release

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I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 2 years ago

    Holy Smokes this is HAWT stuff Johnny!

  • Thanks Ang, sure wasn’t expecting it to go viral on G+ like it did

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 2 years ago


  • thanks!

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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 2 years ago

    WOW stunning image!!!! :)))))))))))))))

  • thank you Vicki

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work John

  • hey thanks Larry

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  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 2 years ago

    Wow, just fantastic, John!!!

  • :) Thanks Laurie, hope you are well!

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  • freevette
    freevetteover 2 years ago

    Extraordinary image, Well done!

  • well thank you kindly

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work John.

  • Thanks Warren very much

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  • Sharon Woerner
    Sharon Woernerover 2 years ago

    Awesome Shot!!

  • hey I appreciate that, thank you!

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 2 years ago

    so beautiful, excellent capture

  • Thanks Kathy!

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  • Stephen  Nicholson
    Stephen Nicho...over 2 years ago


  • why thank you :)

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