The Nevada Desert. Victoria Lise 2017

The Mojave Desert Pt. 1

Hi my friends! I hope you all have been well, fine, and dandy! Last week we packed the truck and headed west to explore Nevada’s desert and soak up the record high temps. Since moving back to Colorado, 4 years ago, the Nevada desert has become like a second home, one I can’t seem to stop venturing back to. In just about 9 hours on a wide open road and you find yourself in a completely different climate and landscape. Not to mention the drive west from Colorado is incredibly beautiful, even breathtaking. And If you’re familiar with the highways…

Victoria Lise relaxing in Chalk river.

Mt. Princeton Hotspring Adventure

Mt. Princeton was exceptional in every way, from the pristine, relaxing environment, health oriented meals, and courteous, friendly staff ready to go above and beyond for their guests. Overnight guests have access to the relaxation pool, Japanese cascading pools, steam room, sauna as well as the exercise pool, chalk river, fitness room/classes and historic bath house. The warmth of the pools and river can be appreciated long into the evening, (until 10 or 11 p.m.) and should not be missed. Underneath a clear, star-blanketed Rocky Mountain sky with steam rising from the earth heated waters and the sound of moving water from the Chalk river, one can feel the depth of natures nurturing essence.

Magnolia spring in Delaware. Victoria Lise 2012

A Letter to The iPhone Photographer

Are you an iPhone or Samsung photographer? Do you have your own unique vision that you bring to life? Maybe you artfully compose images from your iPhone or Samsung or some other device yet long for more advanced equipment to further develop your vision. ¬†Whatever it is, it is important to use your creativity and the tools available to you now. While it will be a whole new game once you have new equipment, no device can replace getting to know yourself and your individual style through creating. Plus you will get to look back on all the material you…

Golden Aspens beneath The Castles, near Crested Butte, Colorado. Victoria Lise 2017

Autumn at The Castles Gunnison, Colorado

Snow-capped mountains and a vividly colored grove of aspens surround The Castles of Colorado. An ancient, volcanic rock formation near Gunnison, Colorado. Grab your hot apple cider or pumpkin spice latte and enjoy another seasonal special in the high country of colorful Colorado!