The Garden of the Gods is one of the local, natural icons around Colorado Springs, Colorado. Donated by the heirs of Charles Elliot Perkins in 1909 to the city of Colorado Springs so that it would remain as a park to share with all. It is truly a magnificent site with the rock upheaval and the splendid Pikes Peak in the distance.
Having been there a few times now, I wasn’t going to miss another opportunity to visit it with the Mile High Wildlife Photography Club (MHWPC) for a sunrise shoot. We met at 5:30am at the Garden of the Gods main parking lot all caffeinated up. After everyone got their photo equipment ready to go, we started to hike around to the eastern side of the park to hopefully shoot the rising sun on the rocks, which makes them glow a brilliant red, with Pikes Peak in the background.
Disappointingly, the sun stayed behind a cloud covered sky to the East for most of the morning, which didn’t make for the most beautiful sunrise. But, there aren’t too many sunrises that one can complain about, so it was still worth the trip.
All in all though, it was a great morning with some decent shots that I wanted to share below.