Two and a half years ago, I moved from Southern California to Colorado Springs. I had lived in SoCal all my life, so this was a big adjustment for me. The altitude (6,035 ft. from 46 ft.), and the weather (two seasons in CA to four season in CO). When I was in California, I had never really wanted to photograph much of anything. The sunsets were beautiful, but they seemed to be always the same.
Since the move here to Colorado Springs, I think I have taken more photographs of the sky than anything else, and photography has become a new hobby for me. The cloud formations here are much more beautiful than anything I’ve seen, and living in an area with four seasons has also inspired my new-found hobby. We have aspen trees that change colors each fall, snow in the winter, flowers in the spring, and thunderstorms in the summer.
One drawback to the summer is we had some bad fires the past two summers. The Waldo Canyon fire and the Black Forest fire were both very destructive fires. My hobby then turned into a freelance photographer job, as I took a couple of assignments to photograph the fires and how they affected those who lived in those communities.
I’m hoping to turn my hobby into more of a job very soon, but in the meantime, I’ll enjoy taking the photos of anything that inspires me.