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Great Sand Dunes #4, Star Dune

A visit to the Great Sand Dunes is not complete without a hike to the top – Star Dune – the highest in the Park and affording a commanding view all around.  The hike is tough (if you have ever … Continue reading

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Sand Dunes #3, Life in the Sand

The wind shapes the sand and creates waves…somehow life finds a way, even in the midst of this harsh environment.  Throughout the dunes were small tracks – look closely at the images and you can see evidence of animals wandering … Continue reading

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Sand Dunes #2, Black and White Detail

Subtle waves of sand give texture to the dunes when you view them up close.  From afar they appear to stay the same, from up close they are always changing and shifting in detail.

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A Rock Enjoys the Afternoon

Sometimes what is encountered on the tundra seems somewhat out of place, like this lone boulder just sitting by itself, apparently enjoying the view!  How did it get there?  How long has it been in that place?  Why aren’t there … Continue reading

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Colorful Colorado!

On a beautiful afternoon hike along the Herman Lake Trail the most wonderful wildflowers are in bloom in late July.  I’m sure the scene repeats itself 1000x over in every valley throughout our amazing backcountry here in Colorado.  There were … Continue reading

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Views to the West, Mt. Evans

Another beautiful day, perfect weather, fantastic views from a great vantage point high on Mt. Evans near Denver.  This high mountain park is home to a fourteen thousand foot peak, views to downtown, the Continental Divide to the west, and … Continue reading

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Gore Range and Willow Peak

The rugged Gore Range makes for great B&W subject matter.  Early morning brings an angle to the light that plays well on the ridges and gives contrast and relief to the image.  This picture was taken in the fall after … Continue reading

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