Mountains

Downtown Denver Sunset Timelapse by Dennis Bernhard


I got to spend the 4th of July in one of my favorite places on earth, Denver, Colorado. Even though the sunset gods didn't favor me this day, I was still able to find an amazing spot to view downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains behind it. The fireworks were much more impressive in person, but I think they still look cool in the timelapse.

- Dennis

Marys Peak Timelapse by Dennis Bernhard

I was lucky enough to get a work trip to Corvallis, Oregon recently and was able to sneak away for a few hours to check out Marys Peak. 

I was a little disappointed when I got to the top and it was completely boxed in by clouds. But I was still able to find two cool views a little further down the mountain. 

And the drive up and down the mountain in my rented CTX was amazing. 

- Dennis

The Road Goes On Forever... by Dennis Bernhard

Route 66

Route 66

This stretch of Route 66 in California is flat and fast. The newly paved and painted road not only makes for nice photos, its makes for a flying sensation as you speed across the desert. 

A pass on the Oatman Highway

A pass on the Oatman Highway

Oatman Highway is rocky and rough. The curves are fun to drive, with just a touch of fear from the sheer cliffs. Off to the side are these rocky outcrops. 

Curvy fun

Curvy fun

This is a short but extremely fun portion of Route 66. I love the combination of the road going downhill, curving, then disappearing around the bend. 

Rocky Distance

Rocky Distance

This is my favorite photo from the entire trip. The road provides an interesting foreground. The rocky outcrop in the middle leads to the mountain range and the clouds in the background. 

- Dennis

A Bend In The Road by Dennis Bernhard

A New Mexico road bending and winding up a hill. 

A New Mexico road bending and winding up a hill. 

Once again, the hills got me. I loved how the road disappears around the bend to the left and then reappears on the other side of the frame to disappear once again up a hill and around another bend. 

And again, it was astounding how long I could stand in the road without having to worry about a car. I'll never get used to that. 

- Dennis

Big South Fork River by Dennis Bernhard

Big South Fork River

I spent a couple hours standing in the middle of this scene and it never got old. The water swirling and playing around my legs was cool and refreshing. The crisp spring air grew a chill as the sun slipped further and further behind the mountains. It was an incredibly connection with the world. 

I was only a few feet away from the spot where I took yesterday's photo but it was a completely different experience. Physically having my feet in the water (and the fear my camera meeting a watery grave) made me feel more connected with nature. 

Do you feel differences in similar experiences? How does it change your experience?

- Dennis