Earlier in the summer 5280 reached out to me about shooting some standup paddle boarding (SUP!) somewhere within Colorado. The magazine’s Photo Editor needed an opening image for the Adventure section of their July issue and it had to feel like it was shot on a classically hot Colorado summer evening, despite the cooler weather and rain we were getting at the time of the shoot.
After some location scouting we chose to shoot at Chatfield State Park outside of Denver for the easy access and Western facing backdrop, and between some storms we came away with a few different ideas to work with.
5280 ended up selecting my favorite image from the shoot, and a few weeks later the full page image was on newsstands throughout Colorado.