An afternoon at the Garden of the Gods

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A black and white photo of the craggy peaks that stick out from the surrouding forest. A moody cloudy sky fills the area above the craggy peaks.

The Garden of the Gods is a beautiful park located in Colorado Springs which showcases a host of geological and ecological rarities beloved and visited by nature enthusiasts for generations. I took this photos on a recent afternoon trip. Image description: a black and white image of the craggy peaks that jut out of the forest floor. Evergreen trees can be seen in the foreground and a clouds and moody sky fills the area above the peaks. 

I find black and white landscape photography a fun challenge especially when the subject of the photo is usually seen in color. In the case of this image, the iconic orange rocks that the Garden of the Gods is known for look similar to any mountain when presented in black and white. Since I could not rely on color I had to rely on the interesting shape of the peaks contrasted against the moody sky to make this photo stand out. 

A side note: I’m working on a review of the Garden of the Gods for accessibility. stay tuned! 

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