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minliu2k
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Jul 09, 2010 08:07 |  #1

I plan to visit there at the beginning of August for a week. It is my very first time in that area. Can someone recommend shooting spots I should not miss and is a SUV necessary?
Landscape of course.

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Jul 09, 2010 08:09 |  #2

There is a recent thread that has a lot of good suggestions. Start with garden of the gods.




  
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Jul 09, 2010 10:40 |  #3

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=896501

You can drive to the top of Pikes Peak in a car or you can take the cog rail.




  
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Jul 09, 2010 16:41 |  #4

(planting tongue firmly in cheek)

While Colorado is a rough and tumble state there is no real need for a SUV in the summer time, unless you plan to go off roading. We have paved roads. Also to note, we have indoor plumbing as well as electricity. The Native Americans are pleasent people. And you'll have a great time visiting our state! Just drink lots of water while you're here. It's dry and the elevation is ever present to those folks that normally live below 5000 ft.

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Jul 09, 2010 17:10 |  #5

Thanks a lot, following the link now.


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Jul 13, 2010 19:43 |  #6

I live in Colorado Springs and there are photo opportunites everywhere.

For landscapes, Garden of the Gods is a must. Get there before sunrise and you will have a few hourse of great shooting. Heck, I could spend all day there. Around the backside is a place called the Siamese Twins. It's a rock formation with a hole in it that allows you to frame Pikes Peak. If you have the right gear and you get lucky you can catch a Falcon in action.

Just to the north of GOG (less than one mile) is Glen Eyrie Castle. You can usually get some great Big Horn Sheep shots there. Not to mention, the castle itself makes for good shots as well.

In early August if you want to venture out, there are a lot of wildflowers (Lupine, Columbine, etc) in the higher elevations. Not too much on Pikes Peak so you would have to head out west....if you have time. I'm planning on going to Crested Butte in August and then taking a week to shoot Aspens in September.

Garden of the Gods is hands down the best photographic opportunity in Colorado Springs. We have a few water falls but that time of year they will not be worth shooting. You have to hit the falls May and June for the best flow.

Oh yeah, Palmer Park...best night shot of the city by far!!! There is a place called Observation Point (I think). Enter the park from Maizeland, head north, the road will make some 's' curves and then make a 90 degree left turn. There will be a sign and you will turn off to the left. It's also an awesome sunset place if hit it on the right evening.

I hope you enjoy it!


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