You don't take a photograph, you make it.
– Ansel Adams
Photographers use the tools of their trade combined with strong artistic vision to present their unique perspective of the world, whether they're taking portraits, documenting special events or capturing the essence of Larimer County's amazing natural resources. A photograph conveys, in a way no words can, a sense of the mystery and beauty of life, nature and the achievements of mankind.
Your images can help tell the story of Larimer County's parks and open spaces. Selected photographs are used in annual reports, calendars, promotional materials, newsletters, slideshows and where a thousand words get boiled down to a single picture. Be a parks and open spaces photographer.
Thank you to these photographers for their time and talent, and for allowing the use of their art:
|After a successful technology career, Harry moved from California to northern Colorado to pursue his passion for outdoor activities and photography (Harry-Strharsky.artistwebsites.com and HarryStrharsky.photoshelter.com). He developed and helps maintain Larimer County Department of Natural Resources' photo database and is active in the Fort Collins Digital Camera Club.||
Devil's Backbone Sunrise
|Jeff moved to the Fort Collins area more than 20 years ago. He has had a lifelong passion for photography of all types, and especially enjoys combining this passion with his love of the Front Range. He also enjoys spending time with his family.||
Red Mountain Archaeology
|As a photojournalist, Charlie received national and state awards in photojournalism and has been published in numerous newspapers and publications, including US News & World Report, Newsweek, Runners World, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Playboy (news story), Chemical Times, Animal Rights Weekly and Weekly Reader.||
Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area
Red Mountain Open Space
|In 1969, Mark bought his first camera, a Kodak 126, and has developed a passion for photography ever since. He enjoys shooting anything nature, including wildlife, flowers, bugs and landscapes. Mark is always looking for the shots others have overlooked and amasses around 50,000 photos a year.||
Red Mountain Pronghorn
Ready to Ride
|Originally from the steel city, Pittsburgh, Walt now lives in Colorado, where he's a travel and nature photographer with a gift for finding surprising beauty in the most unexpected places. His photos of parks and open spaces illustrate the need to preserve these special places for future generations.||
Carter Lake Winter
|A graduate of Colorado State University in cultural anthropology, Brendan uses his photographic talent to capture rugged landscapes, sacred architecture, wildlife, performance art and other subjects. His work has been featured in 5280 Magazine, Cross Country, Outside, Colorado Outdoors, Thrillist and Yahoo! Travel.||
Horsetooth Mountain Winter
Eagle's Nest Butterfly