Matt Landon @alma175w

Dad, teacher... pretty places make me happy. Thoughts found on Wordpress: https://alma175w.wordpress.com/ More photography at:

Matt Landon photos and videos

3 weeks ago

Just a month ago and just a few more opportunities to see it again before it’s journey to the Southern Hemisphere... The Dark Horse prancing on the Bells. ISO 12800 | F/2 | 2 sec. 85mm. 50 image stack, Starry Landscape Stacker. . . . #milkyway #maroonbells #aspenco #aspen #rockymountains #coloradolife #colorfulcolorado #coloradophotographer #universetoday #startrailchasers #milkywaychasers #nightscape #nightscaper #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotography #sonyimages #natgeo #optoutside #ig_nightphotography #nightsky #instagood #instapic #nightskyphotography #artofvisuals #exploretocreate #theworldshotz #astro #photography #astrophotography

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last month

Sitting here in IG jail, unable to like or make comments on posts, not even my own. Not sure what I did, or if I offended someone, I truly hope that’s not the case. As always, I want to say how much I appreciate the kindness and encouragement behind this little community. ISO 100 | F/11 | 1/320 sec. 50mm. . . . #sunset #denver #colorado #sunflower #colorado_creative #westbysouthwest #coloradolife #coloradotography #viewcolorado #viewsfromcolorado #outtherecolorado #sonyalpha #bealpha #sonyworldclub #alphacollective #sonyphotography #sunrise_and_sunsets #sonyimages #flowerstagram #earth_shotz #nature_perfection #landscape_captures #instagood #instapic #naturelovers #artofvisuals #naturephotography #landscape #photography #landscapephotography

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23 hours ago

end of the road for summer... Year 25 starts tomorrow, and change and growth are high on this list of expectations. This photo came moments after the previous Last Dollar post, the awe of the rolling clouds and the wave like grace of the Lupine in the fields will stay in my memory for a long, long time. ISO 100 | F/11 | 1/30 sec. 16mm. . . . . . #coloradogram #coloradophotographer #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #visitcolorado #telluride #rockymountains #wildflowers #alphacollective #bealpha #sonyimages #sonyworldclub #bns_mountains #earthoutdoors #eclectic_shotz #exploretocreate #forceofnature #igcolor #ig_nature_naturally #igtones #jaw_dropping_shots #lensbible5k #moods_in_frame #mountaincommunity #nature_captures #roamtheworld #splendid_horizon #stayandwander #travelabout #flowerstagram

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23 hours ago

One of my favorites from July... creeping over the Last Dollar Road to grab a view of Mt Wilson, the sun was just breaking through the clouds lighting up the patch of Lupine sand Wilson itself. Timing was definitely on my side. ISO 100 | F/11 | 1/80 sec. 16mm. . . . . . #coloradogram #coloradophotographer #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #visitcolorado #telluride #rockymountains #wildflowers #alphacollective #bealpha #sonyimages #sonyworldclub #bns_mountains #earthoutdoors #eclectic_shotz #exploretocreate #forceofnature #igcolor #ig_nature_naturally #igtones #jaw_dropping_shots #lensbible5k #moods_in_frame #mountaincommunity #nature_captures #roamtheworld #splendid_horizon #stayandwander #travelabout #flowerstagram

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3 weeks ago

Why not go to Colorado’s most photographed site, when it’s empty?! There were some other photographers, but they were pretty absorbed in themselves, a couple chatting away about their new found friendship, and a few hikers heading either in or out of the wilderness, but mostly it was quiet as only a still night in the mountains can be. ISO 12800 | F/1.8 | 6 sec. 24mm. 30 image stack, Starry Landscape Stacker. . . . #milkyway #maroonbells #usinterior #nps #aspen #rockymountains #coloradolife #coloradophotographer #universetoday #startrailchasers #milkywaychasers #nightscape #nightscaper #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotography #sonyimages #natgeo #optoutside #ig_nightphotography #nightsky #instagood #instapic #nightskyphotography #artofvisuals #exploretocreate #theworldshotz #astro #photography #astrophotography

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3 weeks ago

Old, older, oldest... Colorado’s mining history brought one of the largest migrations to the region. Laborers traveled for months across oceans and land to the spend weeks on end toiling in the unforgiving rock on the promise of riches, or simply a better life. The displacement of the indigenous population should not be over looked. The Plains and Mountain Utes who inhabited the land were certainly worse off. They’d watched as these Bristlecones grew and thrived for centuries before, with this one dating back to the founding of Mesa Verde. Above all of these scenes, the Milky Way, always glowing and always brilliant. ISO 6400 | F/1.8 | 10 sec. 24mm. 60 image stack, Starry Landscape Stacker. . . . #milkyway #bristleconepine #rockymountains #colorado_creative #westbysouthwest #coloradotography #coloradolife n #coloradophotographer #universetoday #startrailchasers #milkywaychasers #nightscape #nightscaper #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotography #sonyimages #natgeo #optoutside #ig_nightphotography #nightsky #instagood #instapic #nightskyphotography #artofvisuals #exploretocreate #theworldshotz #astro #photography #astrophotography

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3 weeks ago

Star Trail Tuesday - a set of stacked images shot over the Painted Wall in early July. It’s always humbling to be out under the stars, and then to realize it isn’t the cosmos that is overwhelming, but how we think we can be more important than they are. This might be the first of a few stargazing images from the summer’s travels. ISO 3200 | F/2.8 | 30 sec. 16mm. 190 images stacked in StarStax. . . . #startrails #blackcanyon #nps #usinterior #colorado_creative #westbysouthwest #viewcolorado #coloradophotographer #universetoday #startrailchasers #milkywaychasers #nightscape #nightscaper #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyphotography #sonyimages #natgeo #optoutside #ig_nightphotography #nightsky #instagood #instapic #nightskyphotography #artofvisuals #exploretocreate #theworldshotz #astro #photography #astrophotography

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last month

I think this meets the criteria; Columbines bathing in a stormy sunset under Yule Pass? I didn’t find many of the blue and purple Columbine, just the pale and lighter kind. Still, their opacity makes them glow. Capturing them as the sway in the slightest of breezes is never an easy task, but so worth the effort. ISO 100 | F/9 | 1/80 sec. 16mm. . . . . . #coloradogram #coloradophotographer #colorfulcolorado #coloradolife #visitcolorado #crestedbutte #rockymountains #wildflowers #alphacollective #bealpha #sonyimages #sonyworldclub #bns_mountains #earthoutdoors #eclectic_shotz #exploretocreate #forceofnature #igcolor #ig_nature_naturally #igtones #jaw_dropping_shots #lensbible5k #moods_in_frame #mountaincommunity #nature_captures #roamtheworld #splendid_horizon #stayandwonder #travelabout #flowerstagram

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July 2019

I just couldn’t get all three in a frame... I tried. Moody and iconic, yep! Iconic and sunstars, oh yeah! Sunstars and moody, definitely! But not all three... 🤦‍♂️ Thank you again for all the positive comments and for having a sense of humor on this! I went with “moody and iconic! A sunset over Gothic; Mt Washington glowing to the west, and Mt. Crested Butte in the distance. ISO 100 | F/2.8 | 1/400 sec. 24mm. 3 image-bracket. . . . #crestedbuttewildflowerfestival #wildflower #sunset #crestedbutte #colorado #colorado_creative #coloradolive #viewcolorado #westbysouthwest #coloradophotographer #sonyalpha #alphacollective #sonyalphasclub #sonyimages #sonyphotography #natgeo #optoutside #exploretocreate #flowerstagram #nature_perfection #landscape_captures #earth_shotz #instagood #instapic #naturelovers #artofvisuals #naturephotography #landscape #photography #landscapephotography

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July 2019

First, I couldn’t be more grateful for all the encouragement and positive comments you sent my way with my last post. There’s been a lot of talk about engagement lately on social media, and I think that’s really positive. There seems to be a disconnection or distortion in some avenues of social media, but I know that sharing and viewing and encouraging others can bring a great amount of satisfaction, and I feel that I am a better member of my community when given the chance to engage that way. So again, thank you for the opportunity to share and the encouragement to grow. Second, the Fireweed isn’t out yet, but I think it will be soon. Does that mean another trip to CB? Possibly, it’s been just such a beautiful season so far. Hiking back and forth along the 401 was such a joy, I’m not sure I can resist another trip. ISO 100 | F/11 | 1/125sec. 24mm. 3 image-bracket. . . . #crestedbuttewildflowerfestival #wildflower #sunset #crestedbutte #colorado #colorado_creative #coloradolive #viewcolorado #westbysouthwest #coloradophotographer #sonyalpha #alphacollective #sonyalphasclub #sonyimages #sonyphotography #natgeo #optoutside #exploretocreate #flowerstagram #nature_perfection #landscape_captures #earth_shotz #instagood #instapic #naturelovers #artofvisuals #naturephotography #landscape #photography #landscapephotography

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July 2019

Something really, really different showed up in the viewfinder. Walking around for a couple of hours, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed by the variety and vividness available to frame. I couldn’t settle in one spot, so decided to shoot as the sun set and take it all in. ISO 100 | F/11 | 1/20 sec. 16mm. . . . #crestedbuttewildflowerfestival #wildflower #sunset #crestedbutte #colorado #colorado_creative #coloradolive #viewcolorado #westbysouthwest #coloradophotographer #sonyalpha #alphacollective #sonyalphasclub #sonyimages #sonyphotography #natgeo #optoutside #exploretocreate #flowerstagram #nature_perfection #landscape_captures #earth_shotz #instagood #instapic #naturelovers #artofvisuals #naturephotography #landscape #photography #landscapephotography

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3 weeks ago

Milky Way Wednesday?! Dark Horse Day? Starry Night Stunts?! I think that’s what’s most entertaining, we get to make this up as we go! My last trip to CB coincided with an early setting moon, so the Milky Way showed a lot more brilliance, and this night seemed to be exceptionally bright and brilliant over the Almont Triangle. I went back to a 24mm lens, and really loved the resolution. 🤦‍♂️ ISO 12800 | F/1.8 | 6 sec. 24mm. 30 images stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker . . . #darkhorsenebula #milkyway #crestedbutte #colorado #colorado_creative #westbysouthwest #coloradolive #viewcolorado #coloradophotographer #universetoday #milkywaychasers #nightscape #nightscaper #natgeo #sonyalpha #sonyphotography #alphacollective #exploretocreate #ig_nightphotography #nightsky #instagood #instapic #nightskyphotography #artofvisuals #nightsky #deepspace #theworldshotz #earth_shotz #astro #photography #astrophotography #nightscape

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July 2019

One of the more sublime locations to sit and watch sunset from. It might not match the grandeur of the one in Arizona, but the sun setting behind the Painted Wall is an absolutely breathtaking sight. ISO 100 | F/11 | 1/15 sec. 16 mm. 3 image-bracket. . . . #sunset #blackcanyon #usinterior #nps #colorado_creative #westbysouthwest #colorado #viewcolorado #coloradophotographer #sonyalpha #bealpha #sonyalphasclub #sonyimages #alphacollective #sonyphotography #natgeo #optoutside #sunrise_and_sunsets #exploretocreate #sunset_vision #nature_perfection #landscape_captures #instagood #instapic #naturelovers #artofvisuals #naturephotography #landscape #photography #landscapephotography

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July 2019

Staying on the hill until the last moment... This patch will wither soon enough, do I race back down for one more look, or savor the anticipation of next year? When is taking on more photo too much, or just enough? I’ve only been home for 12 hours and wondering what compositions I missed, as this years bloom is extraordinary. ISO 200 | F/16 | 1/100 sec. 35mm. . . . #lupine #crestedbuttewildflowerfestival #sunset #crestedbutte #colorado_creative #westbysouthwest #colorado #coloradotography #coloradophotographer #sonyalpha #alphacollective #sonyalphasclub #sonyimages #sonyphotography #natgeo #optoutside #exploretocreate #flowerstagram #flowers #nature_perfection #landscape_captures #instagood #instapic #naturelovers #artofvisuals #naturephotography #landscape #photography #landscapephotography

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July 2019

Always, all ways... This is how my brother explained his affection to his closest loved ones. One could say, “I love you!” and he’d respond with “always, all ways...” A coded message that said this love will never cease. Just one of the many, many lessons I’m so grateful to have learned from him. ISO 100 | F/16 | 1/60 sec. 16mm. . . . #lupine #crestedbuttewildflowerfestival #sunset #crestedbutte #colorado_creative #westbysouthwest #colorado #coloradotography #coloradophotographer #sonyalpha #alphacollective #sonyalphasclub #sonyimages #sonyphotography #natgeo #optoutside #exploretocreate #flowerstagram #flowers #nature_perfection #landscape_captures #instagood #instapic #naturelovers #artofvisuals #naturephotography #landscape #photography #landscapephotography

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July 2019

Intertwined... Wildflower season has started, and it will probably be a long one. There’s still a lot of snow, and trails and routes are still closed. I spoke with a Crested Butte local about the impact of high country visitors, and she related that it takes more than four days of eight to ten hours each to clean up at the end of summer. So, if you visit the high country, please, please, please(! ) practice your “leave no trace” skills. ISO 100 | F/6.3 | 1/60 sec. 16mm. . . . #lupine #crestedbuttewildflowerfestival #sunset #crestedbutte #colorado_creative #westbysouthwest #colorado #coloradotography #coloradophotographer #coloradoinstagram #sonyalpha #alphacollective #sonyalphasclub #sonyimages #sonyphotography #optoutside #exploretocreate #flowerstagram #flowers #nature_perfection #landscape_captures #instagood #instapic #naturelovers #artofvisuals #naturephotography #landscape #photography #landscapephotography

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July 2019

*** Dad-Post Warning *** Same kid, same car, about 25 years in between. I couldn’t be more proud of him... This year for Andrew @redbugroadwarrior has been a bit of a whirlwind, walking away from a job he loved to return to school, relocating and starting a new life with his girlfriend, Adi! I couldn’t be more proud of his drive and his passion, both for that little car, and for working to make his life better! So yes, that car has been in our family for 30 years. Six years ago, Andrew decided he wanted to drive it, since then he has turned it into a very, very fast little car! Happy Birthday, Andrew Thomas!

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