One of my favorite aspects of photography is location scouting. Recently I’ve been looking for local spots to shoot portraits. Being new to the area that’s been challenging, but fun.
Not too long ago I became a member of Professional Photographers of America and I was checking out some local photographers also registered with PPA. One of them featured a beautiful family portrait with a backdrop that looked a bit familiar: Lake Pueblo with the Wet Mountains silhouetted behind.
Clearly my favorite spot in Pueblo is Lake Pueblo State Park. It’s such a treat to have this gorgeous oasis just a fifteen-minute drive from the house. My family and I have spent quite a bit of time out there and we’re getting familiar with it. I knew the spot I was looking for was close to the dam of the Pueblo Reservoir – the state park. After orienting Google Earth, I found the spot where that family portrait was taken.
The best spot in Pueblo for magnificent landscape views is Liberty Point Memorial. Get there at the right light and photographers will be rewarded with jaw-dropping landscapes that will make inspiring photos by themselves, not to mention offering priceless backdrops for portraits.
Here’s a few shots I took on our first excursion out to Liberty Point. I didn’t have much equipment on me, not even a tripod. What you see here was shot handheld with my Canon 5D Mark IV:
Liberty Point Memorial is located within state park grounds, but it’s free and open to the public. Give R2-D2 these coordinates and check this awesome place out for yourself – your eyes will thank you:
LIBERTY POINT MEMORIAL
1398 South Liberty Point Boulevard