I've never felt comfortable with landscape or nature photography. But I've been trying to step outside of my comfort zone to improve my skills.  So, on a trip to Colorado I made a goal of shooting nature and landscapes exclusively.  I'm not totally pleased with the results but I feel like I learned a lot creating these photos.  

*Note:  I usually don't like using watermarks on my photos because I feel like they distract from the purpose of the image and I can get away with that with portraiture because unless you are the subject or family-member/friend of the subject, there isn't much of a reason to steal a photo. (And I give the digital files to my clients, anyway.) Nature photography, on the other hand, is a horse of a different color. So please, don't be distracted by the watermarks. 

My favorite ones aren't technically landscapes like this next one, but it is a step in the right direction, right?

Light plays a huge role in the success or failure of landscape photography.  With portraiture, even if I'm shooting in the middle of the day, I can usually find good light in some shade, but if you want to shoot a landscape of a nice mountain-range there is no way around bad light.  

This last one was taken on the roadside in Utah when I was on the way home.  It goes to show how much weather and lighting can make an impact on a landscape.  

There you go. I hope you enjoyed these photos.  I have done some more landscapes since then that hopefully I'll be able to share soon. Let me know what you think.