Hit that Button – Clouds and Horses


On a photo walk the other day, I was greeted with this beautiful image. Lucky thing too because the clouds and wind quickly rolled in cutting our walk short! It’s captures like this that remind me of the beautiful outdoors around me. It’s easy to get normalized to your surroundings, so you have to make a point to hit that reset button every once in awhile.

Here is my latest reset button push.

 

colorado, open space, horse, horse back riding, art, wall art, big sky

Spruce Mountain Open Space Trail, Larkspur, CO


Being still new to the area, I am always on the lookout for a new pretty spot to shoot some photos. I just happened to see someone mention this trail on Social Media and decided to pack up and go check it out. I was not disappointed! This is a close, yet secluded open space with some great trails and beautiful scenery. I was on my bike this time and found myself pulling over every, seemingly, 10 ft for a new beautiful scene. Below are a few from that day that start to capture the scene.

Spruce Mountain Open Space, Colorado, Larkspur

Spruce Mountain Open Space, Colorado, Larkspur

Spruce Mountain Open Space, Colorado, Larkspur

And for a different perspective, here are several from my phone, the LG G6:

Spruce Mountain Open Space

Spruce Mountain Open Space

Spruce Mountain Open Space

Spruce Mountain Open Space

Spruce Mountain Open Space

Castle Rock Family Portraits


I recently had the opportunity to work with about 20 members of the Owens family. What a fun group of people! We found a great spot with an awesome barn and other old structures.  Working with this many people at once can be challenging, but the family was super easy-going and made it a pleasure.

Below are a few of my faves, but there are many! Thanks again to the families!

Barn photography
LOVE
Owens
Owens
Denver Family Portrait
Owens Family Portait
Mom and daughter
Mom and daughter
Engaged Photo
Happy
Denver Family Portrait
Cousins Portrait

People Showcase Showdown!


Tonight I updated the landing page on my portfolio, showcasing some of my favorite people photos! Check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think. I go back and forth with showcasing my people photos and my landscape photos. I hope you enjoy this iteration while it lasts! 🙂

I want to do more work with people in my new state of Colorado. I am definitely not lacking in nature subjects! With this focus, I want to show this side of my work more clearly. I gravitate toward natural light (outdoors) portraits anyways, so the combination of my landscape love and people should make for some fun images.

If you know anyone in the greater Denver area who may enjoy some fantastic photos of themselves or loved ones, feel free to share my name!

Andy Buckner Portfolio Home Page
Andy Buckner Portfolio Home Page

Nature. ‘Nuff said


There really isn’t a lot to say about this one. It was amazing in person and this image really takes me back to the moment.

Nature is amazing.

Rocky Mountain National Park

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New look for AndyBuckner.com + Collages + Polls!


To celebrate the new look for my blog, I put together a few collages with a some of my favorite photos from each of these categories: Portraits, Nature, Automobiles, Athletes, and Animals.

Be sure to take the poll at the bottom and vote for your favorite! Also, leave a comment with your thoughts on the new look & feel of the blog!

This change up comes in anticipation of the new year and my recent relocation to the greater Denver, CO area. The change has made me and my family happy, so this is a bit of a happier look for my site! 🙂

Best viewed LARGE, so click to enlarge.

Portrait Collage
Portrait Collage
Nature Collage
Nature Collage
Automobile Collage
Automobile Collage
Athlete Collage
Athlete Collage
Animal Collage
Animal Collage

 

Rocky Mountain National Park


First of all, Happy December! Hasn’t this year flown by? Sheesh.

Anyways – I just visited the Rocky Mountain National Park for the first time this last weekend…and it was absolutely beautiful, epic, awe-inspiring. The image below is a glimpse into this place’s beauty which delivers abundantly on a grand scale and on smaller, more intimate levels. I definitely plan on going back for more exploration. I captured this image while standing on

For those of you that have been here before, are there any recommended hikes/spots you would suggest visiting? I am very open to suggestions!

Rocky Mountain National Park

 

This is me getting the shot above. Standing on the ice-covered stream made it that much more fun!

 

Gettin the shot

Nature Walk at the Hornbek Homestead


While out driving around seeing what I could see, I came across the Hornbek Homestead (link below). Not only is the countryside in this area beautiful, but the drive there is beautiful too. Here are a few images from one of my trips there.

 

I came up on this part of road unexpectedly and had to swerve off the road to capture it once I saw it, it was just so picturesque to me. I had to dodge a couple on coming cars as I was in the middle of the road trying to get this shot. I am happy I did!

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This is a close up of the front door on the Hornbek Homestead I posted about here.

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Random dirt road in the middle of nowhere next to a barbed wire fence at dusk.

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There is a nature walk at the Hornbek Homestead that crosses this awesome little bridge. This is the view looking out into the nature to come once you cross it.
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This is part of the valley you see on the nature walk as you are crossing the bridge above. As I was walking into the valley, I saw a fox running off into the canyon. It is some beautiful nature out here!

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Flowers like these adorn the trail all over. I had to capture one of these, they were very pretty!

 

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Wild Horses


After exploring some back roads in the rain, the clouds cleared for a bit to reveal these horses enjoying themselves in the pasture. Beautiful country!

 

Wild Horses