Weekend Road Trip – Garden of the Gods
I’m in Witchita, Kansas at the Scene of the Crime conference, so this week’s Weekend Road Trip will be hosted by author Terry Odell. She’s decided to take you guys to Pikes Peak, Colorado for a tour of the Garden of the Gods. Terry promises to have you back in time for our visit on Monday with publisher Ben LeRoy. Enjoy.
Photography by Jason Odell http://www.luminescentphoto.com/
* Tomorrow (Monday April 14): Publisher Ben LeRoy On The Importance of Introductions
Tuesday – Author/police secretary Joyce Tremel on Civilian Police Employees
Wednesday – World renowned forensic psychologist Dr. Katherine Ramsland. Dr. Ramsland has written over two-dozen books, including The C.S.I. Effect, The Human Predator, and the biographies of Dean Koontz and Anne Rice.
Next week: New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennon, Literary Agent Scott Hoffman, and author Martha Alderson.
I’ve been to Garden of the Gods a couple of times. It looks so out of place with formations jutting at severe angles. The cool thing about the place is how the mood changes as the sun sweeps across the sky.
The colors in the rocks changing, the shadows crawling across the gound, it’s a wonderful place.
He uses a Nikon. Right now he has a D300, but I think he used an ‘older’ one for those shots.
You can email him (link under the photos here) and see what he does. He actually wrote the handbook for using the Nikon Capture NX software and it’s doing very well. If you use a Nikon and shoot raw, that’s the way to go. (He even used me as a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot in the book. And he did my web portrait. All I tell him is that I’ve got to look about 35 when he’s done. He’s a miracle worker.
Glad to know that Jason is your son – almost congratulated your husband, and something stopped my fingers from actually saying that.
Jason definitely has an artist’s eye for photography – they are every bit as good as photos I’ve seen in Arizona Highways over the years. I hope he continues to include photography in his life.
What sort of camera did he use?
Those gorgeous pictures bring back a lot of wonderful memories. We visited that area many times when we lived out there.
Lee, I got the book back yesterday. Thanks for the lovely sentiment. 🙂
If you’ll look at the end of the photos, you’ll see the photo credits belong to my son. I’m sure he’d appreciate any positive feedback.
For those going to the Pike’s Peak Writer’s Conference at the end of the month — you should plan time to visit this incredible place. It’s not far at all.
Gorgeous photographs! What an excellent tour guide you are!
Wow Terry, that is one incredible place – it’s making my paint brush finger itch 🙂 Sensational photography, beautiful colors, great composition, makes me feel as though I’m there.