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Kurt Budliger  Professional Photographer | Educator | Environmentalist | Prints, Licensing, Assignments & Workshops @

"Dawn over Dallas," San Juan Mtns., Colorado

Here's one from a rather pastel morning at the famed Dallas Divide in Colorado this past autumn. As I remember, this particular morning was insanely windy so I had to shoot a ton of frames, some at fairly high ISO to get enough of the foreground shrubs sharp. •
This is also from a single base exposure for the sky using the Nikon D850. I'm astounded at how hard you can push nearly black shadows with this camera sensor. I've been use to the amazing dynamic range of the Sony A7RII for the past few years but this camera takes it to another level. I also feel like the files from the D850 do a better job bringing back highlight areas than those from the Sony. So far absolutely loving this camera!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a great weekend!

Cropped for Instagram #autumn2018 #mountainview #mtnlife #colorado #nikonusa #reallrightstuff #fineartprint #fineartphoto #nature #photoworkshop

"Cuernos Cloudscape," Torres del Paine NP, Chilie

Nothing quite like the epic mountains and clouds in Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonia region of Chile. We've still got spaces on this not to missed, once in a lifetime photography adventure. Dates are March 31 - April 10, 2019. Price includes all lodging, transportation, permit and park fees, expert local guides and photography instruction.

Make 2019 the year you visit Patagonia!!!

#torresdelpaine #patagonia #landscapephotography #photographyworkshop #mountainview #mtnlife #blackandwhitephotography #mountainmonday #sonyalpha

"Kaboom!"West Coast, Iceland

Yeah,I know it's an icon but with light and atmosphere like this what's not to love?! I've visited this oft photograph location a number of times over the years and finally got a sunrise display that I was excited about. •
Thanks for taking a peek and Happy Friday!

#iceland #mountainview #fineartphoto #nature #naturephotography #landscapephotography #epic_captures #reallyrightstuff #photographyworkshop #kirkjufell

"Cimarron Storm," San Juan Mtns Colorado

It was tough to leave Colorado after our workshop wrapped up on Oct. 1. We had some really nice color but things were absolutely poppin' on our last day. I can't get enough of these stormy, steely blue skies contrasting against the warm autumn colors. We'll be back again next year, September 26-30, 2019. Hope you can join us!

Thanks for taking a peek!

#colorado #naturephotography #nature #autumn2018 #autumncolors #nikonusa #reallyrightstuff #fineartphoto #photographyworkshop

"Maple Fantasia," Acadia National Park, Maine

I never tire of the eastern hardwood forest, especially when it starts to undress in October. And by "undress" I'm referring to shedding the summer green of chlorophyl which reveals the true color of the leaves underneath. This varied palette provides a never-ending fascination for me when out exploring and photographing. This particularly colorful patch of forest is in one of my perennially favorite parts of Acadia National Park, Sieur de Mont.

Still lots of autumn images to sort and process now that the snow is starting to fly here in northern Vermont. As always thanks for taking a peek!

#mainelife #acadianationalpark #autumn2018 #autumcolors #nikonusa #reallyrightstuff #newenglandigers #nature #fineartprint

"Wilson 2," San Juan Mtns., Colorado

Finally starting to get caught up on some processing and office work after a very busy and productive autumn season. Here's one from our annual Autumn in Colorado Workshop back at the end of September. Always love this beautiful view looking down toward Telluride.

Dates for next year's workshop are September 26-30, 2019. Hope you'll consider joining us on this amazing San Juan Mountains adventure! Thanks for taking a peek!

#colorado #naturephotography #autumn2018 #photographyworkshop #nikonusa #fineartphoto #mountainview #mountainlife

"Mt Sneffels Black & White," San Juans, Colorado

Seems somewhat sacrilegious to process a fall shot bursting with side-lit aspen gold as a black & white but hey, I'm a sacrilegious kinda guy... From my September trip out to the San Juans. Thanks for taking a peek!

#colorado #mountainview #mountainlife #blackandwhite #nikonusa #naturephotography #nature #landscapephotography #blackandwhitephotography

"Duck Brook Autumn - 1," Acadia National Park, Maine

The day before we arrived in Bar Harbor the island got a healthy dose of rain so during our scouting day we had some amazing flow in the streams and creeks. It also helped that it was dead calm in the morning and the understory color had really started to pop. I absolutely love working in these conditions and I never tire of experiencing scenes like this. •
Hope there's still autumn color where you live and you're out playing in it! As always, thanks for taking a peek.

#mainelife #acadianationalpark #nikonusa #autumn2018 #fallcolors #nature #fineartphoto #fineartprint #newenglandigers #maine

"Acadian," Acadia National Park, Maine

I know, two images in one day!!! This is from the last morning of our annual Acadia National Park Workshop. We had some challenging conditions overall this year. It seemed like it was either raining or crystal clear with high winds. Our group was awesome and really rolled with the punches. It was really nice to be rewarded with a top notch sunrise on our last morning in the park. •
Should have the dates finalized for next year in the next few days so stay tuned. Thanks for taking a peek!

#fineartphoto #naturephotography #photographyworkshop #acadianationalpark #seascapes #nikonusa #coastaldecor #newenglandigers #mainelife

"Curves," San Juans, Colorado

It's been a crazy month or so with back to back workshops in Colorado, Vermont and Acadia National Park in Maine. I'm pretty excited to be home for a while, spending time with family, getting caught up on office work and keeping my wood stove stoked. It's amazing how fast the autumn season flies by in the mountains. Seems like just a week or so ago it was peak color and now it's snowing... oh wait, it was just a week ago 😳

This image is from my travels in Colorado at the end of September. Hard to pass these unique trees up when they look so darn nice in late morning backlight. I have a couple of other variations with quieter light that I may share at a future date. This is obviously cropped for Instagram. •
Dates coming soon for next year's Fall Color in Colorado adventure. Hope you can join us!!! Thanks for taking a peek!

#fineartphoto #aspentrees #autumn2018 #naturephotography #photographyworkshop #forest #colorado #nikonusa #fallcolors #aspens

“Fern Fantasia,” Acadia NP, Maine

After a 7 hr drive yesterday in the rain we spent today scouting for our Acadia workshop which starts tomorrow. The color is looking really nice and all the rain has charged up the streams. Looking forward to chasing some color and light for the next 5 days with our group! Stay tuned for more images as time permits. •
Thanks for taking a peek!!

#fineartphoto #naturephotography #photographyworkshop #autumn2018 #acadia #nikonusa #mainelife #newenglandigers

"Autumn Tendrils," Vermont

Well tonight didn't suck! Had a great final sunset shoot with our awesome group tonight. Sad to be ending our VT workshop tomorrow morning but also excited to head for Acadia NP tomorrow. •
As always thanks for taking a peek. We should have dates for next year's Autumn in Vermont Workshop soon, stay tuned.

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#nikonusa #photoworkshop

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