SANDHILL CRANES of COLORADO
CHERYL & JIM MOORE
Monte Vista, Colorado
March 3 - 6, 2023
March 17 - 20, 2023
Two incredible national parks & one stunning state park . . .
Every March these magnificent birds migrate to the San Luis Valley. During the migration, you will enjoy thousands of Sandhill Cranes, ducks,
and geese flying against a backdrop of mountain scenery.
The possibilities of also seeing raptors and owls are very likely.
All cranes "dance” with one another, bowing, jumping, running, wing flapping, and tossing sticks or grass. Though most commonly associated with courtship, cranes of all ages may dance in any season.
Crane dancing is thought to strengthen the bond between pairs and may also reduce aggression between birds.
Sandhill Cranes mate for life, pairing up as they migrate to breeding grounds in the spring. In a display known as "unison calling," mated pairs throw back their heads and point their beaks skyward, emitting a complex series of coordinated, rattling "kar-r-r-r- o-o-o" sounds.
The Sandhill Crane female initiates the display. The bright red crown, wide wingspan and
gesture generated by these birds make for dazzling and colorful images.
WHAT AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
SANDHILL CRANES NEAR
MONTE VISTA, COLORADO
MARCH 17 - 20, 2023
What an incredible experience to watch these glorious birds. They soar and they dance. Imagine the beautiful images you will create watching these birds in their own environment.
Even more exciting are the techniques we will learn from our trusted and experienced wildlife leaders and experts.
This is where Cheryl & Jim come in. Their eye for creating beautiful photographs in these situations is artful, unique and, in my opinion, world-class.
They will share their knowledge on how to find these birds and what to look for while composing stunning image. Cheryl will also share with us how she enhances her images in Lightroom and Photoshop, both during the Road Trip and in a live Zoom session just a few days after the Road Trip. Exciting!
Just bring your favorite camera gear, tripod, shutter release, filters, laptop and an open mind. You will not be disappointed.
SANDHILL CRANES of COLORADO
$500 HOLDS YOUR SPOT for THIS AWESOME ROAD TRIPS
ABOUT CHERYL & JIM
A Colorado Native, Cheryl Moore has maintained a passion for the outdoor lifestyle throughout her 15 plus year career in photography. Along with her husband Jim, Cheryl now travels annually to some
of the world's wildest regions to photograph
nature's most majestic creatures in their
Cheryl's collections feature some of the most diverse species and settings, including killer whale pods captured throughout the inside passage of southeast Alaska. She has also captured families
of grizzly bears in Wyoming's famed Yellowstone
and Grand Teton National Parks.
Cheryl's portfolio also features numerous Colorado settings, providing both landscape and local wildlife specific to those regions. In her continuous efforts to capture the changing landscape and varied animal species, Cheryl has developed unique collections
hat provide customers with an extraordinary
visual experience targeting the hidden
treasures present in their local regions.
Cheryl is an award-winning photographer and is a Certified Professional Photographer with
Professional Photographers of America. Cheryl’s
most recent accomplishment, being selected to represent Team USA in the 2022 World
Photographic Cup resulting in the “Best of Nations” title for Team USA as well as an eighth-place
finish in the Nature Category worldwide.
Visit Cheryl's fine art imagery at CMooreImages.com
JIM & CHERYL MOORE
Cranes of South Central Colorado
Best Western Movie Manor
2830 US Highway 160 W
Monte Vista, CO, 81144
Directions from Denver
We have rooms already reserved for this Road Trip. After registering and making a deposit for the workshop, a room will be reserved in your name. You will pay for your room at the hotel when you check-in.
Room rate is $96.13/night for the 3 night stay.
This includes all taxes and fees.
Double Occupancy can save you some bucks. Call a friend or we'll even help you get a roommate if you wish!
Single Occupancy - Ask for availability by calling Jeff at 303-921-4454
When you register for the workshop, we will put your name on a room automatically.
WHAT TO BRING
Camera, tripod, filters, lenses, shutter release, Hoodman loupe and whatever other gear makes you happy. Bring your laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom already installed and working. It’s a good idea to have sunscreen, sunglasses, and bug spray.
A baseball hat is an awesome addition (block sun from your face and your camera lens). Dressing
in layers is a great plan as you can take them off
and put them back on as needed. Having rain
gear available is a must, both for you and for
your equipment, too!
IN THE CLASSROOM
This is a hands-on opportunity so bring your computer! I have discovered that offering critique sessions during a Road Trip greatly increases your growth. Being able to shoot, critique, adjust and understand during a workshop is a very efficient
and rewarding way to learn. So, please have
both Lightroom & Photoshop loaded and
running before the Road Trip.
PRE ROAD TRIP
A Zoom session will be held approximately 10 days before the Road Trip. This is a mandatory meeting. This is so Cheryl can determine where you in your knowledge of photographing wildlife. She can help you prepare your equipment and mindset for photographing wildlife. At this meeting she will give us the timeline for the Road Trip and tell us about transportation and what equipment to bring.
POST ROAD TRIP SESSION
Immediately following the Road Trip we will jump on a Zoom call where Cheryl will share with us her awesome post-processing and enhancement techniques. Each of you will submit 2 of your favorite images in RAW format so Cheryl can give you positive yet constructive criticism.
It's all good, baby!!
For your investment you will have the opportunity to learn how to photograph wildlife in some very pretty landscape of south central Colorado. You will undoubtably take home many beautiful images that you create. You will also obtain information and ideas you can use over and over again in your photography and image manipulation adventures.
WORKSHOP CANCELLATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT & REFUND POLICIES
We must rely on your confirmed attendance to make important arrangements, reservations and payments in advance for your workshop to be a positive and pleasant experience. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.
DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS . . .
Your initial deposit is fully refundable within 72 hours of making the deposit. After 72 hours, your deposit becomes non-refundable. The balance of the workshop is due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. If your initial deposit is made inside of 30 days from the first day of the workshop, full payment may be required in lieu of the usual deposit. A payment schedule may be arranged if this makes attending a Soul Road Trip more possible for you. Contact me directly for an installment payment opportunity. EMAIL
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & TRANSFERS . . .
Sometimes you need to cancel a trip. Plans and desires change and we understand that. We also hope that you understand certain arrangements, reservations and plans must be made weeks if not months out from a workshop. Deposits are used to make these arrangements to make your experience a pleasant one. Of course, we wish you to come again and again and to tell your friends about your wonderful experience.
However, if you must cancel, please be aware of these policies. After the initial 72 hours after making a deposit, that deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel after 72 hours and 30 days before the first day of the workshop, any additional monies are refundable less a 15% administration fee. If you must cancel within 30 days before the first day of the workshop, all funds are non-refundable so we recommend travel insurance.
Workshop registrations are usually NOT transferable. We will take each situation on a case-by-case basis. If Soul Road Trips needs to cancel a workshop, we will let you know as soon as possible and at least 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop, and immediately refund your full tuition. However, we will not be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. Please do not purchase airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging that cannot be canceled before the trip.