Colorado Summer Mountains and Wildflowers Photo Tour
About the tour
Famous throughout the World for amazing mountain scenery, the Colorado Rockies are most spectacular in the San Juan Range. This tour is based in Ouray, Colorado, in the heart of the San Juan Mountains and often called “the Switzerland of America.”
Snowcapped peaks and high mountain lakes, cascading waterfalls, endless forests of conifer trees, and newly leafed-out aspen forests will all be subjects for our cameras. Of course, July is flower time, and we’ll turn our lenses towards the amazing displays of wildflowers that fill the meadows and basins at this time of year. Your Professional leader - me (Don Mammoser) authored and photographed the top-selling field guide to Colorado Wildflowers.
We’ll have a full day when we take a professionally driven guided jeep tour to get us into the backcountry where nature’s displays of high mountains and wildflower color will blow your mind.
Here's a chance to fill your portfolio with classic mountain and flower scenes that you’ll be proud to show off. The high mountain passes, flowers, ghost towns, blue skies, meadows, and views that go on forever all add-up to an awesome trip.
As light is often the key to great landscape photos, we'll be spending much of our time at the edge of light during the minutes surrounding sunrise and sunset. And during the time before the light starts getting really good, I can help you fine tune your compositions, I can demonstrate landscape photography techniques such as hyperfocal focusing, and I can show you how to use graduated neutral density filters or to expose your images for later blending in the computer. I can also show you how to set up for a stitched panoramas and much more.
For lodging, we'll be based out of Ouray, Colorado, at the ‘Ouray Victorian Inn’ where the room rate is $150/night, plus tax. I’ve made all the necessary reservations for our group and you don’t need to call or anything. You’ll just pay for your own room upon check-in.
This is a photography tour. Most of our time will be spent in the field. Classroom and critique sessions are optional as space and time allow. I may be photographing alongside participants on this trip but I am always available to help you if you need.
All levels of photographers are welcome on my tours, from the beginner to the seasoned pro.
I hope you’ll join me on this amazing tour!
Cost & Essentials
When: July 10-15, 2018
Where: Based out of: Ouray, Colorado
Tuition: $1395/participant (includes tour fee and jeep tour)
Limit: Min. 4 participants, max. 6 participants
Exertion Level: Medium/High - short walks over uneven and often wet or slippery ground and up steep paths. High altitude is very tiresome.
An in-depth welcome packet will be sent to you after receipt of a $200 trip deposit ($206 if by Paypal).
Personal checks are preferred for all payments, but Paypal is accepted as well by clicking the button above. NOTE: Paypal payments cost 3% more than sending me a check. This is to offset my costs to Paypal and for the convenience of using this service.
Deposits and any personal check payments should be sent to: Don Mammoser
12503 Venable Creek Street
Parker CO 80134
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