Secret Spots

Many moons ago, when I used to swim through surf with a camera, I learned the value of secret spots. I also learned that there are no more secret spots. What makes them secret is the knowledge of when and where to be to take best advantage of the location, the weather and the light.

Late afternoon, winter swell along the Orange County coast.

Late afternoon, winter swell along the Orange County coast.

Some spots might be considered right in your backyard. Others might take a little bit of effort to find. The ones that require an adventure are almost always the most rewarding. The effort put into learning those locations, learning their light, learning their weather, always, always pays off. For me, sharing those locations with my clients, and my family, is really what this job is all about.

Early morning, Indian Peaks Wilderness area.

Early morning, Indian Peaks Wilderness area.

Sometimes, Mother Nature swings your way and sometimes, she doesn’t. She isn’t as predictable up here in Colorado as she was along the Southern California coast but, I enjoy that unpredictability so much more. This image is from one of my ‘secret’ spots. Next to RMNP and the San Juans, this is one of my favorite places to be.

High alpine fly fishing as the storm clouds roll in.

High alpine fly fishing as the storm clouds roll in.

If you know it, I’m stoked for you. if you don’t, go find it. Explore and enjoy.