Garden of the Gods

We’ve had a lot of snow recently but the weather finally broke this past weekend. I took the opportunity to get out early Saturday morning and get a few (hundred) shots at one of the most scenic locations maybe in the country, certainly in the state – Garden of the Gods.

Here’s a couple of the very best shots from the day.

Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak

New Toy

So I finally scrapped together enough pennies to get a new lens for my camera. Between Christmas money, birthday money, tax refund money, selling some of old and unused camera gear and buying a used lens I was able to make it work.

So today was the first day I got a chance to get out there and see what all that scrimping and saving had bought me.

Here’s a nice shot of Pikes Peak as seen from UCCS.

Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods

Here’s a zoomed in version of just the peak.

Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak, just the peak

There’s actually enough pixels that you can actually see the structure at the top of the peak…

Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak, just the tippity-top

Here’s a portion of Garden of the Gods as seen from UCCS when zoomed way in… I wonder who owns those giant houses. I’m jealous of their view.

Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods

One more picture of Garden of the Gods.

Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods

I’m very impressed with the new lens. It’s got a huge photo range and it sufficiently sharp for shooting whatever I need to. Really happy with my 2-lens setup now.