Pikes Peak shot from Crystal Creek Reservoir. Shot in infrared filter that was mounted in front of my lens, and converted to Black & White in Lightroom.
I visited the reservoirs a few times until i finally had the conditions i wanted. Hardly any wind right above the surface, that would guarantee a smooth reflection. On the other hand wind and clouds in the sky that would add a dramatic touch to the scene. This day, it was perfect.
AUTHOR: Benjamin Schneider UNITED STATES
Benjamin Schneider is a Nature, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer born in Germany, now residing in Colorado. He started with photography in 2009, when he taught himself the tricks of the trade.
Ever since he was a boy, his passion is nature and the great outdoors. He tries to show people around the globe how beautiful mother nature is. Through his work, Benjamin wants to encourage people to protect it. Since 2016, he dedicates his time to this purpose, supported by his wonderful wife.
Whenever time permits you can spot them together, with their dog, exploring new locations. They try to find hidden scenes that not many had the chance to photograph.
Benjamin is a traditional photographer. who studied the photos of the old masters, like Ansel Adams.
Modern technology is only a tool to enhance what he envisions. Benjamin believes that a good photo is made through the camera.
“You don’t take a photo. You make it.”