An Alpine Wildflower BackCountry 4x4 Workshop Itinerary
~Pedals & Peaks~
Tw0-3 Day 4x4 Adventures in the Alpine Valleys of the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado
Growing up in the NorthEast I never really understood what mountains really were. It wasn't until my first trip to this region of Colorado for Autumn color in 2016 that I was truly introduced to mountains. And let me tell you, the Wildflowers are every bit as good as the fall color! From lakes as blue as Kool-Aid, to jagged peaks all harmonized with meadows of stunning wildflowers! And if we are so fortunate, the summer monsoons will be right on time. bringing with them the ominous and dramatic clouds, Light beams, rainbows and sheets of rain. At 11,000 feet of elevation and higher, the views are endless, and we will be able to get the highest alpine valleys on this 4x4 experience! We are helping attendees source capable and equipped vehicles if they do not own their own. We will be camping the entire workshop. You can camp however you'd like, in a tent, in your truck or suv, your rooftop tent, or just divvy up under the stars, your choice! If you would like help finding a suitable vehicle, please let us know.
Where: This workshop will be based out of Silverton, Colorado
When: July 18th-21st & July 23rd-26th, 2022 (3 nights each)
Limited to only 5 Students per trip
Teaching emphasis of this workshop will be:
Telling a story with your images
Creating Engaging and thought provoking compositions to enhance that story
Capturing the scene in a creative and imaginative way beyond a single exposure
Blue Hour Blending and Stacking
Focus, Focal Length and Exposure Blending, Dodging & Burning, and more...
Color theory and application
In-depth post processing (recorded)
One-on-One image critiques
Group, Terrain & Weather
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•Evening Day 1: We will begin by meeting at a TBD location in Silverton, Colorado at 1pm. From there we will gather for a briefing, a 4x4 discussion, chat a bit and strategize for the first evenings location, arriving very early to ensure time to travel for varying driving experience levels and to assess the overnight camping situation. Once we have setup camp and situated ourselves for the night we will then set out to capture the sunset and stars.
•Morning Day 2: The Following morning we will rise bright and early for that mornings sunrise. After capturing Sunrise, yours truly will prepare camp breakfast, then we will breakdown camp to convoy to our next location.
•Evening Day 2: Will follow the previous evenings itinerary.
•Day 3: Will follow the above Itinerary
•Morning Day 4: The Final Sunrise, following the above Itinerary
Both Trips will follow the same Itinerary
Trip 1: Beginning Monday, July 18th, 2022
Trip 2: Beginning Saturday, July 23rd, 2022