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Nicholas Jensen Photography

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On a perfectly clear morning, the warm glow of the sun can arrive long before sunrise. On Sunday morning, I arrived at Chasm Lake about 45 minutes before sunrise, but the cirque was already filling with faint warm light. It was much more subtle than what was to come, but still very special. There is more than just the dramatic climax to appreciate in these moments. ———————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Tokina 16-28 AT-X Pro Exposure: 30 seconds at f/16 ISO: 50 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #landscape #explore #sunrise #naturelovers #naturephotography #instanature #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #goldenhour #wildernessculture #optoutside #intothewild #nikond750 #findyourpark #coloradolife #longspeak #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #sunriselovers #colorfulcolorado #rmnp #lifeofadventure #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #nationalparkgeek #chasmlake
In a night sky of countless stars, the galaxy still stands out. Get out there and see it for yourself. ———————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Tokina 16-28 AT-X Pro Exposure: 10 seconds at f/3.5 ISO: 8000 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #landscape #naturelovers #naturephotography #landscapephotography #nightphotography #landscapelovers #nightsky #ourplanetdaily #optoutside #nikond750 #findyourpark #starrynight #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #rmnp #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #nationalparkgeek #amazing_shots #coloradolive #lpm #colorado #coloradotography #national_park_photography #landscape_captures #igsouthwest
We had to wait awhile for it to happen, but once the sky started to clear Saturday night the clouds moved out fast. Soon the core of the Milky Way became visible in these dark skies, along with so many stars. The immensity of the night sky can do nothing if not make you feel small. ———————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Tokina 16-28 AT-X Pro Exposure: 10 sec at f/3.5 ISO: 8000 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #landscape #naturelovers #naturephotography #landscapephotography #nightphotography #milkyway #landscapelovers #nightsky #ourplanetdaily #optoutside #nikond750 #findyourpark #starrynight #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #rmnp #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #nationalparkgeek #amazing_shots #coloradolive #mthrworld #lpm #night_shooterz #colorado #coloradotography
Often in night photography it’s easy to focus on the Milky Way’s core where it’s the brightest, and forget about the rest of the sky. Saturday night the clouds broke to the north first, so we turned our view there where the other side of the arc touches the horizon. Also visible here is our galactic neighbor Andromeda, visible as a brighter spot to the right of the Milky Way band. After waiting out the clouds for a couple hours, we started to get our payoff. ———————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Tokina 16-28 AT-X Pro Exposure: 10 sec at f/3.5 ISO: 8000 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #explore #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #nightphotography #milkyway #andromedagalaxy #landscapelovers #nightsky #ourplanetdaily #optoutside #nikond750 #findyourpark #starrynight #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #landscapecaptures #rmnp #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #jaw_dropping_shots #nationalparkgeek #amazing_shots #coloradolive #lpm #night_shooterz #colorado
It’s September, Labor Day is behind us, and the cool mornings are arriving here in Colorado. That means it’s time to bring back my limited time autumn seasonal gallery, all my best photos from the fall season gathered together in one place. Click the link in my profile and check it out, and then tell me which one is your favorite! This photo is from last fall on Boreas Pass. The sun had already set and we were winding our way down to Breckenridge when we came upon this aspen tunnel and had to pause for a few more shots. A shoutout to one of my IG friends @yogimagee for making me aware of this epic drive through her own photos. So many great spots in Colorado to discover. ———————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-120 Exposure: 1/125 sec at f/16 ISO: 4500 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #landscape #adventure #autumn #explore #fall #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #instanature #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #traveldeeper #autumnleaves #optoutside #fallcolors #bestplacestogo #nikond750 #coloradolife #fallishere #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #fallfoliage #autumnvibes #landscape_hunter #ishootraw
This weekend we went on an adventure to explore the eastern side of Rollins Pass above the small town of Rollinsville. The road up is rocky and rough, making for slow going, but we reached this view at the point where a barrier on the old road blocks driving just below the pass. You can continue on foot to the summit from here, but it was getting later in the day so we chose to head back from here this time. If you’ve got a 4x4 it’s an adventure worth having. Now to try it from the Winter Park side. Swipe to see the full panorama. ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #adventure #explore #naturelovers #neverstopexploring #instanature #landscapephotography #shotoniphone #iphonex #letsgosomewhere #traveldeeper #wildernessculture #optoutside #intothewild #coloradolife #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #mountainscape #colorfulcolorado #amongthewild #coloradolive #findyouradventure #colorado #coloradotography #choosemountains #adventurethatislife #igsouthwest #dnvrcolorado #viewsfromcolorado
Has it been 3 weeks already since this night? We took advantage of the small pond at Independence Pass to shoot some night sky reflections as well. Fortunately the air was pretty still. Check my story for the full version of this image. ———————————————————————— 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 ———————————————————————— #flashbackfriday #photooftheday #nature #landscape #naturelovers #naturephotography #natureasart #landscapephotography #nightphotography #landscapelovers #nightsky #ourplanetdaily #optoutside #nikond750 #passionpassport #starrynight #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #way2ill #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #meandmymanfrotto #amazing_shots #coloradolive #lpm #night_shooterz #colorado #coloradotography
Another successful night out under the stars with this group. Want to be a part of one of my night photography adventures? There’s not much time left in the Milky Way season, but message me to find out how to join in on the fun. ———————————————————————— 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 ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #adventure #explore #naturelovers #naturephotography #instanature #nightphotography #milkyway #nightsky #optoutside #intothewild #nikond750 #starrynight #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #colorfulcolorado #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #amongthewild #coloradolive #colorado #night_shooterz #coloradotography #adventurethatislife #igsouthwest #dnvrcolorado #capture_the_universe #astrography_
We were just setting up our cameras at Independence Pass and starting to fire off some test shots when an audible gasp went up from the group. We had already seen quite a few meteors but hadn’t caught any in our photos yet. Then my shutter clicked shut, and sure enough it was there. This composition isn’t quite how I set it up eventually, but I’ll take this one too because this is where I captured one of the Perseids. ———————————————————————— 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 ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #landscape #naturelovers #naturephotography #instanature #landscapephotography #perseidmeteorshower #nightphotography #landscapelover #nightsky #ourplanetdaily #optoutside #nikond750 #starrynight #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #longexposure_shots #landscape_hunter #amazing_longexpo #ishootraw #longexpoelite #amongthewild #coloradolive #lpm #coloradotography #astrography
This was our last composition in the ghost town before we headed back up to the pass for the night. My lantern lights up the inside of the cabin, and one of our phones gave the faintest of light to the outside. Unfortunately, after we were done here, while I was in the process of taking my camera off the tripod my ball head snapped off. After 13 years I guess I got my money’s worth @manfrottoimaginemore , but I’m in the market for a new ball head now. ———————————————————————— 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 ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #explore #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #landscapephotography #nightphotography #traveldeeper #nightsky #wildernessculture #intothewild #nikond750 #coloradolife #starrynight #nikonnofilter #stayandwander #coloradogram #colorfulcolorado #lifeofadventure #amazing_longexpo #ishootraw #amongthewild #coloradolive #night_shooterz #colorado #coloradotography #choosemountains #adventurethatislife #nikonartists #igsouthwest
Available Mountain Cabin Secluded, Great Views Fixer Upper Needs Roof Replaced ———————————————————————— To a person who lived here in the 1880’s, a night sky with all the stars like this would have been normal. Now this is something special that you only get to see in secluded places like this. Which experience do you think you would rather have? ———————————————————————— 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 ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #adventure #explore #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #nightphotography #traveldeeper #nightsky #milkyway #wildernessculture #intothewild #nikond750 #coloradolife #starrynight #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #colorfulcolorado #lifeofadventure #longexposure #way2ill #ishootraw #meandmymanfrotto #jaw_dropping_shots #amongthewild #amazing_shots #coloradolive #colorado #coloradotography #choosemountains #adventurethatislife
On July 4, 1879, gold was found here and the town of Independence was born. It thrived for a few years, and then the gold ran out and the harsh weather at nearly 11,000 feet eventually drove everyone down to Aspen. Tucked into the valley of Roaring Fork below Independence Mountain, the night sky here is still nearly as dark as it was then. While I was using an LED lantern, I imagine an oil lantern of the time might have lit the scene in a similar 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 ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #landscape #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #instanature #nightphotography #traveldeeper #nightsky #wildernessculture #intothewild #nikond750 #coloradolife #starrynight #milkyway #nikonnofilter #stayandwander #coloradogram #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #lifeofadventure #longexposure_shots #way2ill #amazing_longexpo #ishootraw #longexpoelite #longexpo_addiction #coloradolive #ig_shotz_le #wildandco
Now that we’re deep into the Milky Way season, instead of shooting the MW and staying out for sunrise it’s time to get there in time for sunset and then wait for darkness for the MW. We got this view Saturday night looking down towards Aspen. Far in the distance to the left is Capitol Peak, Colorado’s most difficult mountain. After this we settled in and waited for darkness. ———————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Nikon 24-12 Exposure: 1/13 sec at f/16 ISO: 50 Processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro & Photoshop CC ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #sunset #landscape #explore #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #instanature #landscapephotography #hdr #landscapelovers #sunsetlovers #goldenhour #sunset_pics #optoutside #nikond750 #hdrphotography #sunsethunter #sunsetsky #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #landscape_hunter #hdr_beautiful_landscapes #sunsetview #sunset_vision #ishootraw
Despite what you may have seen in my feed, not every sunrise is brilliant and going out anyway doesn’t work out every time. Sometimes a biting wind is blowing rain in your face and the clouds are closing in. This was Sunday morning at Lake Haiyaha. Last time I was here in a blizzard and the clouds were down on top of us and we couldn’t see anything, so you could consider this a step up. This lake has yet to deliver its best to me, so I’ll just have to go back again. Persistence is an important part of photography too. ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #moodygrams #landscape #adventure #explore #naturelovers #naturephotography #hiking #neverstopexploring #instanature #landscapephotography #shotoniphone #iphonex #wildernessculture #optoutside #intothewild #findyourpark #coloradolife #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #mountainscape #colorfulcolorado #rmnp #landscape_hunter #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #coloradolive #colorado #coloradotography
Exactly 3 years ago today I did this enjoyable hike to Chasm Lake, before continuing up to the Boulderfield for the first time. Soon I will return here for a sunrise to catch that brilliant morning light that the Diamond is so good at reflecting. If Longs Peak is just too much for you, this is an excellent spot to get up close to the mountain with much less effort, although still ascending to almost 12,000 feet. ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #flashbackfriday #landscape #adventure #explore #naturelovers #naturephotography #hiking #neverstopexploring #instanature #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #wildernessculture #optoutside #intothewild #findyourpark #coloradolife #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #mountainscape #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #rmnp #landscape_hunter #ishootraw #nationalparkgeek #amongthewild #coloradolive
Rocky Mountain National Park has many beautiful natural features, but every June when the snowmelt comes raging down the creeks & streams the waterfalls become a spectacle that must be seen & heard. The downside? You’ll be sharing most of them with lots of other people too. An early start might help, but what if you could find your way to a more secluded and peaceful spot to take it all in. It turns out you can! Read all about it in my new blog post, just click the link on my profile to learn about this great spot right here. ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #blogpost #nature #natureasart #spring #landscape #explore #naturelovers #naturephotography #hiking #neverstopexploring #instanature #landscapephotography #waterfall #hdr #landscapelovers #traveldeeper #wildernessculture #optoutside #intothewild #hdrphotography #findyourpark #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #exploretocreate #springvibes #coloradogram #landscapecaptures #colorfulcolorado #rmnp
Before I leave last Saturday night behind, I’ve got this one last photo to share. It’s an otherworldly scene, with my Goal Zero lantern lighting the rocks, the warm light of Estes Park lighting the clouds, and the Milky Way still visible through a rapidly closing window in the clouds. Is this what Mars looks like? Have a great weekend everyone! ———————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Tokina 16-28 AT-X Pro Exposure: 8 sec at f/4 ISO: 6400 Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #natureasart #landscape #naturelovers #naturephotography #instanature #landscapephotography #nightphotography #landscapelovers #nightsky #ourplanetdaily #intothewild #nikond750 #findyourpark #starrynight #nikonnofilter #coloradogram #landscapecaptures #landscape_specialist #colorfulcolorado #rmnp #longexposure_shots #way2ill #landscape_hunter #amazing_longexpo #milkyway #ishootraw #longexpoelite #jaw_dropping_shots
Four intrepid photographers ventured out under a troubled sky, and were blessed with a few moments of Milky Way magic. Thanks for coming out! ———————————————————————— Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: Tokina 16-28 AT-X Pro Exposure: 10 sec at f/4 ISO: 8000 Nikon Speedlight for foreground lighting Processed in Nikon Capture NX-D & Photoshop CC ———————————————————————— #photooftheday #nature #landscape #adventure #explore #naturelovers #naturephotography #neverstopexploring #instanature #nightphotography #landscapelovers #nightsky #wildernessculture #optoutside #nikond750 #findyourpark #starrynight #nikonnofilter #liveoutdoors #coloradogram #colorfulcolorado #lifeofadventure #exploretocreate #longexposure_shots #landscape_hunter #amazing_longexpo #ishootraw #longexpoelite #meandmymanfrotto #nationalparkgeek
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