An evening out at Four Peaks

The last six weeks have been filled with nothing but photoshoots, which has been absolutely amazing and huge for me. I’m so excited about where things are headed .

But it also left little time for me to get out of the house to shoot other things. And I missed that. So on Monday when there were reports of snow on the outlying deserts, I packed up the car, including my daughter, and made a beeline for…well, the Beeline Highway. And the Four Peaks area.

The sky was magnificent of course, the Peaks had snow, the desert was gorgeous and the air was a chilly 40 degrees. It was awesome to just be out in nature again after the six week hiatus.

So here are some shots from the evening. You will likely notice a different feel to these. Recently for my portrait/wedding work, I’ve switched my processing over to a toolset called VSCO Film. I used a few of their presets and combined them with my own tweaks to come up with something I just love. It’s been fantastic for all the photoshoots, I absolutely dig how my images are looking these days.

But I wanted to try that same kind of film style on these desert images. And I love it. Truly. It’s actually created a debate in my head on how I want to do this kind of thing going forward.

Regardless, I hope you enjoy them. I used three lenses for these shots below…the Tammy 17-35 2.8, Canon 35 1.4 and Canon 70-200 2.8.

(click to view these on black if you want, and roll through the slideshow)

The next two were taken using the 35mm 1.4 wide open…and I friggin’ love the subtle depth of field.

Had to include this shot of my daughter…bundled up, playing A-Breaker on the iPhone!

  • http://www.briscophoto.com Brian Scott

    Lots of great shots (I think I like #6 and #8 the best) but years from now (if not already) that photo of your daughter will be the one that gives you the most joy.

  • http://www.myblueheaven.com Scott Wood

    They are all great, but that last one is simply gorgeous.

  • http://www.lensaltiel.com/ Len Saltiel

    Wow Mike. These are awesome. That last shot is utterly amazing. Perfect in every way.

  • http://www.chrisfrailey.com Chris Frailey

    These are great Mike. I was wishing that I was out there on Monday and not at work. Well done sir.

  • http://www.goldenhourstudios.com Jesse

    Thumbs up and high five. Refreshing to see the shallow DOF landscape shots.

  • http://www.fotabrollop.se Fotograf Fredric

    Beautiful colors!

  • http://www.uprootedphotographer.com Zach Frailey

    Stunning set Mike. I love the processing you put these through, truly awesome!

  • http://heathofee.com Heath O’Fee

    You know my thoughts on these – great stuff, dude. Lovin’ how you rocked the 35 on a few of those.

  • http://www.azphotoblog.com Clif

    Great photographs, Mike. I’m also impressed that your daughter appears to be so cooperative. I’m sure the iPhone game helps!