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Matt Payne

Avid mountaineer and photographer from Colorado Springs, CO now residing in Durango, CO. I enjoy climbing mountains and then writing about the adventure. My goal is to complete the highest 100 mountains in Colorado, and that goal has been documented on my climbing website,

For prints/inquiries, visit my photography website at

Photographically speaking, I started shooting in a serious way just in the past two years. I upgraded to a Nikon D7000 and a kit 18-105mm kit lens back in March, 2011 from my old Sony DSC-828, which I had for several years (and barely knew how to use in retrospect). In December, 2012, I made the switch to the Nikon D800 and started to heavily invest in some good glass.

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