Photo Finish: Biking and Hiking

The end of our July Colorado trip was packed with fun filled activities.  On the last day of Mr. S’s conference, a photography class was offered before the conference workshops started.  It was led by the famous Colorado landscape photographer, John Fielder.  I say famous because he has published a bazillion books, and although I had never heard of him (only because I’m not cultured) he is amazing!  We walked around the lake near the conference center while he educated us on the ingredients of a good landscape photograph.  (Unfortunately, I wrote my notes on a scrap piece of paper and have since cleaned out my purse.  Wouldn’t you know, I can’t find that piece of paper!)  He would take a picture, describe the elements he tried to capture, and we were supposed to emulate it.  These are some of the photos I shot with his help:

 
This is John Fielder taking book orders and autographing the books we purchased!
After the conference, we were lucky enough to do a bike ride from Keystone to Dillon.  They have amazing bike trails and absolutely gorgeous scenery!  There’s me looking like a dork waving on the bike!
 
After leaving Keystone, we explored the areas around Denver.  Mr. S has always wanted to drive Pike’s Peak (so glad he did the driving – it was steep in some places)!   I’m pretty sure we were really close to heaven – it was beautiful!

A view of “Balancing Rock” at Garden of the Gods…
… And visiting the chapel at the Air Force Academy.  It’s out of this world!
This wasn’t much of a fashion post, but I wanted to share some memories of our wonderful Colorado trip!