This picture was one of the first I had successfully taken on long exposure, the idea being to show motion in the water by blurring it as it cascades downstream. Taken on Loveland Pass just south of Interstate 70. Continue reading
Ptarmigan are residents of the tundra, living above treeline and adapting very well to their surroundings. In winter they are white and dig into the snowpack. In summer they molt and develop the perfect camouflage for the lichen covered rocks they inhabit. This one was sure I couldn’t see him! Continue reading
Climbing to 14,000 feet is work. It’s quite aerobic, a result of altitude and physical exertion. A positive though is that the higher you go, the better the views. This shot from the slopes of Quandary Peak are proof as the valley drops away and other peaks start to make themselves known over the adjacent ridges. Continue reading
Fletcher Mountain is just south of Breckenridge. It sees relatively few hikers and climbers because it sits at 13,950 feet, just below the magic 14,000 foot altitude that attracts so many to Colorado’s Fourteeners. This mountain is the original Mount of the Holy Cross, but not to be confused with the officially named Holy Cross, that incidentally is just over 14,000 feet. Continue reading
Early morning sunrise is fantastic in Zion National Park. The formation lit by sunlight in the background is known as the Three Patriarchs. It is a beautiful National Park to visit. Continue reading
The Gore Range is one of the most rugged in the state. There are no roads, no old mining access, and trails more often than not dead end at a high mountain lake or cirque. This view looks into the Gore Creek drainage as it falls away from the central part of the range, glacier lilies color the slopes. Continue reading
“Eastward the dawn rose, ridge behind ridge into the morning, and vanished out of eyesight into guess; it was no more than a glimmer blending with the hem of the sky, but it spoke to them, out of the memory and old tales, of the high and distant mountains.” – J.R.R. Tolkien.
It’s not really Mordor (for all the Lord of the Rings fans…) Continue reading