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Nicholas Jensen Photography

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Inspired by recent events in Rocky Mountain National Park, other National Parks, and other wild places, my latest blog post explores the topic of safety in the wilderness. Poor decisions by visitors are putting themselves and the places they’re visiting at risk. With a mix of sadness for lives that have been lost and a sense of inward reflection, the content of this blog post is a little different than usual. Do photos like this influence some of the poor decisions that are being made? Does marking the exact locations of special places put them at risk? Click the link in my profile to read my thoughts, and we can continue the conversation from there if you’d like. ——————————————————————————— #blogpost #nature #adventure #safety #wilderness #explore #letstalk #naturephotography #nationalparks #naturelovers #hiking #traveldeeper #liveoutdoors #intothewild #leavenotrace #wildernessculture #optoutside #coloradogram #wintermood #lifeofadventure #amongthewild #weareparks #choosemountains #colorado #adventurethatislife #igsouthwest #naturalcolorado #westbysouthwest #exploretocreate #lifeisoutdoors
Calendars are in! Here’s a quick page by page walkthrough. More than half of this shipment is already sold, so if you haven’t gotten one yet don’t wait. Head over to my website and order yours now. ——————————————————————————— #2019calendar #artcalendar #nature #landscape #explore #naturephotography #naturelovers #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #nightphotography #landscapelovers #goldenhour #natureasart #nightsky #liveoutdoors #intothewild #optoutside #landscapehunter #nikond750 #findyourpark #coloradolife #starrynight #landscapecaptures #mountainscape #coloradogram #landscape_specialist #colorfulcolorado #ishootraw #colorado #onlyincoloradousa
It’s time to announce the calendar prize package winner... Danelle Long-Cornell! A big thank you to everyone who participated! Watch for more special announcements coming soon. ——————————————————————————— #contestwinner #giveawaywinner #winner #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #liveoutdoors #nikond750 #landscapehunter #coloradolife #landscapecaptures #mountainscape #coloradogram #landscape_specialist #colorfulcolorado #coloradolive #colorado #choosemountains #viewsfromcolorado #exploretocreate #in2nature #naturalcolorado #natureasart #onlyincolorado #lifeisoutdoors
It may have been two weeks ago now that I did this hike, but I’ve got one more dramatic Notchtop Mountain View to share. Whether you stop to take this in on your way there, or as you are on your way back like I did, it’s a worthy place to take in the view. And check out how deep those drifts are already.... ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/80 sec at f/16 ISO: 220 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #winter #landscape #adventure #explore #naturephotography #naturelovers #hiking #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #winterwonderland #landscapelovers #winterfun #liveoutdoors #intothewild #wildernessculture #optoutside #landscapehunter #nikond750 #findyourpark #coloradolife #landscapecaptures #nikonnofilter #mountainscape #coloradogram #colorfulcolorado #rmnp #wintermood #wintervibes
Lake Helene really isn’t a very big lake, tucked into a corner between Flattop Mountain, Ptarmigan Point, Notchtop Mountain, & Knobtop Mountain. The views of the mountains are big though, and it’s a bit less crowded than more popular winter trails. Get an early start to have it all to yourself. Swipe to see the panorama bigger. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/16 ISO: 100 Multi-image panorama processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #natureasart #winter #landscape #adventure #explore #naturephotography #naturelovers #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #winterwonderland #landscapelovers #winterfun #liveoutdoors #intothewild #wildernessculture #optoutside #landscapehunter #nikond750 #findyourpark #coloradolife #landscapecaptures #nikonnofilter #mountainscape #coloradogram #rmnp #wintermood #wintervibes #ishootraw
Standing on Lake Helene, the appropriately named Notchtop Mountain juts out from the ridge in an in your face kind of way. Even though it’s only late November, this ice looked solid, like winter had already been here for awhile. If you choose to do the whole hike in Microspikes like I did, step carefully in the drifts as you approach the lake or you may find yourself waist deep in powder. The redness of my face may have had something to do with the howling wind. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/50 sec at f/16 ISO: 100 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #winter #adventure #explore #naturephotography #naturelovers #hiking #winterhike #neverstopexploring #winterfun #liveoutdoors #intothewild #wildernessculture #optoutside #landscapehunter #nikond750 #findyourpark #coloradolife #nikonnofilter #mountainscape #coloradogram #colorfulcolorado #rmnp #wintermood #lifeofadventure #wintervibes #ishootraw #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild
It’s time for a special giveaway for the holiday season! This time I’m giving away a special prize package that includes the following: A 2019 calendar ($25 value), a 12 pack of winter themed cards that make great Christmas cards ($30 value), and a $50 gift card! This makes a total value of $105 in prizes. To enter just click the link in my profile. Good luck! Entry period ends December 2. ——————————————————————————— #giveaway #instagramgiveaway #nature #2019calendar #adventurephotography #explore #naturephotography #naturelovers #nightphotography #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #nightsky #liveoutdoors #wildernessculture #landscapehunter #nikond750 #coloradolife #landscapecaptures #mountainscape #colorado #coloradogram #landscape_specialist #colorfulcolorado #seasons #coloradophotography #naturalcolorado #sunrisehunter #lovelivingincolorado #natureasart #onlyincolorado
Forgive me a gratuitous repost, but after sharing this image last week I thought it might look good as a monochrome as well. I ran a rough conversion in my Stories, and people seemed to like it. So tell me, which version of this photo do you like the best? Black & White, or Color. Share your thought in the comments! ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #winter #landscape #adventure #explore #naturephotography #natureasart #naturelovers #monochrome #blackandwhitephotography #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #instablackandwhite #winterfun #liveoutdoors #intothewild #optoutside #landscapehunter #nikond750 #findyourpark #coloradolife #landscapecaptures #nikonnofilter #mountainscapes #coloradogram #nikonlove #rmnp #wintermood #ishootraw
The trail out to Lake Helene crosses 3 avalanche chutes. In winter, even when the slide risk isn’t high the journey across the steep & drifted slopes can be tricky. That slim line of steps across this, the second slide area, is indeed the trail. What these gashes in the trees do is give you some more open views of the surrounding mountains. This spot gives you your first good view of Notchtop & Knobtop Mountains. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving, I enjoyed the day together with friends & family. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/16 ISO: 220 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #winter #landscape #adventure #explore #naturelovers #hiking #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #winterwonderland #landscapelovers #winterfun #wildernessculture #optoutside #intothewild #nikond750 #findyourpark #coloradolife #liveoutdoors #nikonnofilter #exploretocreate #coloradogram #mountainscape #rmnp #colorfulcolorado #wintermood #landscapecaptures #wintervibes
You wouldn’t know it by this view, with craggy cliffs dropping steeply into Tyndall Gorge, but having been to the summit I can assure you that the top of Flattop Mountain is indeed quite flat. You do get to peek over the edge of these cliffs on the way though, which can be quite exhilarating. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 G1 Exposure: 1/200 sec at f/16 ISO: 720 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #winter #landscape #explore #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #wildernessculture #optoutside #nikond750 #findyourpark #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #rmnp #wintermood #wintervibes #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #winterlandscape #nationalparkgeek #winterwednesday #coloradolive #colorado
The season of snow has returned here on the Front Range, with 6” of fresh white stuff falling over the weekend. While it will probably melt off fairly soon down here, the mountains are covered in a blanket of white that will remain for many months. I’ve decided it’s time to relaunch my winter seasonal gallery. Click the link in my profile to check out a collection of all my best winter photos, like this one. This photo is a 3 image panorama from a super windy day on the way to Chasm Lake a few years back. Swipe to see the whole thing. And while you’re checking out my winter photos, don’t forget to order your 2019 calendar while you’re there. They’ll be coming in from the printer soon! ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #winter #landscape #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #panorama #winterwonderland #landscapelovers #wildernessculture #optoutside #intothewild #findyourpark #coloradolife #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #rmnp #wintervibes #way2ill #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #winterlandscape #nationalparkgeek #coloradolive #lpm
After about an hour of solid darkness the moon began to rise, adding light to the mountain scene. This night would be my last view of the Milky Way’s galactic center until next year, but this was a worthy goodbye until then. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Tokina 16-28 AT-X Pro Exposure: 10 sec at f/4 ISO: 6400 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— Have you ordered your 2019 calendar yet? Visit my website and order yours now, so your order can be on its way as soon as they arrive! ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #natureasart #landscape #explore #naturelovers #naturephotography #landscapephotography #moonlight #nightphotography #landscapelovers #nightsky #optoutside #intothewild #nikond750 #findyourpark #coloradolife #starrynight #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #landscape_specialist #rmnp #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #nationalparkgeek #amazing_shots #coloradolive
For my last Milky Way shoot of the season, I hiked up to Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Recent snow on the peaks of the Continental Divide added a nice touch. Unfortunately the winds were gusty, so there would be no mirror reflections this night. It was still a nice close to the season however. I’m not certain if those streaks are meteors or satellites, but they are a nice touch either way. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Tokina 16-28 AT-X Pro Exposure: 10 sec at f/4 ISO: 8000 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— Have you ordered your 2019 calendar yet? Visit my website and get your order in now, and be first in line when they arrive from the printer. ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #milkywaymonday #nature #natureasart #landscape #naturelovers #naturephotography #landscapephotography #nightphotography #landscapelovers #nightsky #wildernessculture #optoutside #nikond750 #findyourpark #coloradolife #starrynight #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #rmnp #longexposure_shots #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #jaw_dropping_shots #nationalparkgeek #amazing_shots #coloradolive #lpm
At the end of September, I made a journey around Colorado’s West Elk Loop Scenic Byway. While the featured destination along the way was Kebler Pass, excellent fall colors and scenic views are to be found all along the way. Read all about it in my new blog post, click the link in my profile and check it out. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/125 sec at f/16 ISO: 5600 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #travel #blogpost #autumn #adventure #fall #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #welltravelled #autumnleaves #wildernessculture #travelawesome #optoutside #fallcolors #bestplacestogo #nikond750 #passionpassport #coloradolife #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #colorfulcolorado #autumnvibes #autumnmood #ishootraw #autumnlove #coloradolive #colorado
As you near the western end of Kebler Pass road, you start to come out of the forest and views open up back up the hillside towards the pass. The enormity of the aspen grove you’re exiting really becomes apparent, and it is a bit overwhelming. This photo only represents a slice of the wide open view. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/16 ISO: 720 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— Have you ordered your 2019 calendar yet? Click the link in my profile and order yours now. Be first in line when they come in from the printer! ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #travel #keblerpass #landscape #autumn #explore #fall #naturelovers #naturephotography #aspentrees #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #optoutside #fallcolors #bestplacestogo #nikond750 #passionpassport #coloradolife #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #autumnvibes #autumnmood #landscape_hunter #ishootraw
Before I moved to Colorado 5 years ago, I spent my falls seeking out scenes like this in the Smokies. This particular year some early snow capped the summit of Mount Le Conte in white while the forested hillsides displayed a rainbow of colors. This was always one of my favorite viewpoints in the park, and one I photographed many times. It was never as interesting as on this afternoon. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D300 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/5 sec at f/25 ISO: 200 Processed in Nikon Capture NX & Photoshop CS2 ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #flashbackfriday #landscape #autumn #explore #fall #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #autumnleaves #optoutside #fallcolors #bestplacestogo #findyourpark #nikonnofilter #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #landscape_specialist #autumnvibes #autumnmood #landscape_hunter #greatsmokymountains #ishootraw #autumnlove #nationalparkgeek #amazing_shots #instagramtennessee
All around Kebler Pass is an aspen forest so large that it dominates everything around. When the leaves have turned color even the sunlight filtering through becomes tinged with yellow. The trees stand tall enough that I can’t fit them into Instagram’s cramped vertical format, so check my story for the full photo. It’s an exceptional sight. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/50 sec at f/22 ISO: 1400 Processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— Have you ordered your 2019 calendar yet? Click the link in my profile and order yours now. Be first in line when they come in from the printer! ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #natureasart #landscape #autumn #explore #fall #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #aspens #keblerpass #landscapelovers #autumnleaves #wildernessculture #optoutside #fallcolors #nikond750 #hdrphotography #passionpassport #coloradolife #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #autumnvibes #autumnmood #landscape_hunter
The aspens in these forests along the Kebler Pass road are so tall, you don’t even need to use an ultrawide lens to get this shot. The biggest aspen grove in Colorado also has some of the tallest mature aspen forest I’ve ever seen. It really is a sight in the fall. ——————————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/50 sec at f/16 ISO: 100 Processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro & Photoshop CC ——————————————————————————— Have you ordered your 2019 calendar yet? Click the link in my profile and order yours now! Be first in line when they come in from the printer. ——————————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #natureasart #travel #autumn #explore #fall #aspens #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #traveldeeper #autumnleaves #wildernessculture #optoutside #fallcolors #bestplacestogo #nikond750 #hdrphotography #passionpassport #coloradolife #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #colorfulcolorado #autumnvibes #autumnmood #ishootraw #autumnlove #coloradolive #colorado
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