"ʟᴜx ɴᴏᴄᴛᴇ ғᴜʟsɪᴛ, sᴇᴅ ᴛᴀᴍᴅɪᴜ ᴀʀᴅᴇɴᴛᴇᴍ ᴄᴏʟᴜᴍɴᴀ ɪɢɴᴇᴀᴇ" (a light blazed in the night, but the fiery pillar still burned)
The moonrise was shining during a night hike I did 13k feet up into the Rockies to Island Lake, which then illuminated the ground nicely, but still allowed the Milky Way and the heavens to continue blazing.
Quick twilight shot while night hiking and backpacking around the San Juan Wilderness in Southwestern Colorado.
Alpine flowers and snow melt streams late August in the San Juan Wilderness, Colorado.
Steep hiking with a backpacking friend I made while exploring the beautiful San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado.
A dreamscape image of a foreground I shot while hiking up to Island Lake- combining a deep space image taken by the amazing folks at the European Southern Observatory (https://www.eso.org/) using Photoshop.
Around 12,000 feet above sea level the colorful and beautiful fields of wildflowers thrive under the August sunshine in the San Juan Mountain Range, Colorado.
Island Lake, San Juan Mountain Wilderness, Colorado! Taken late August 2016.
Insane colors of the alpine lake called Island Lake, San Juan Mountain Range, Colorado.
The beautiful San Juan Mountain range taken from 13,000 feet above sea level and on a ridge right above Island Lake. These mountains had me mesmerized, and the altitude and night hike had me nap right here with this view!
Hiking back down from a backpacking trip into the San Juan Mountain Range, Colorado. I snapped this foreground of the trail I was on with wildflowers surrounding me in every direction, and the Milky Way with perfect alignment with the path!