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Yankee Boy Basin flowers, August 10, 2011

 

Pentax digital. Only available in 16 by 24 inkjet print. Limited to 25.

 
 

Snow on Peach Blossoms

Blossoms came early this year … too early. This orchard is in Palisade, Colorado.

I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

Autumn on Grand Mesa

Pentax digital. Only available in 16 by 24 inkjet print. Limited to 50.

Blue Valley

 

This is Blue Valley. It’s still quite a hike from here to Blue Lakes, which reside on the flanks of Mount Sneffels. Mount Sneffels rises to 14,150 feet and is the northwestern guard of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. Fall 2008.

 

I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

Yellow Flowers with Lichen

 

I shot this in the summer of 2008 on Schofield pass near Crested Butte.

 

I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

 

Light on Mount Sneffels  

 The aspen colors were just right, and there was enough snow on the mountains to nicely accent the peaks and ravines, but the beam of light was a gift I never expected. I have no explanation for it.  

Mount Sneffels rises to 14,150 feet and is the northwestern guard of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. I spent the night in the valley, serenaded by bugling elk. In the morning there were rainbows everywhere.   

I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

 
 

Rainbow at Lake San Cristobal Dawn 

 Lake San Cristobal is located near Lake City, Colorado and is the second largest natural lake in the state. I was fortunate to catch this elusive rainbow shortly after dawn.   

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

 
 

American Basin 1  

 American Basin is a high mountain valley in the San Juan Mountains at the base of Handies Peak (14,048). It is accessed from the Cinnamon Pass road, a four-wheel-drive road. The wildflowers were absolutely spectacular this year. I shot this series on the same morning from increasingly more elevated positions as the morning light progressed.   

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

 
 

Quaking Aspen 

 These Colorado aspen were perfectly colored for this early morning shot. The wind brings them to life.   

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

 
 

Wizard Island  

 This island is in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. The lake is a 6-mile-wide caldera that formed when Mt. Mazama exploded about 7,000 years ago. The island is a cinder cone in the volcano. This was taken at sunset on the 4th of July, 2001.  

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film

 
 

The Old Mill at Crystal   

 The portion of the mill that still stands was the powerhouse for the mill. It was powered by water from the Crystal River. The location is at the edge of the old silver mining town of Crystal in the Elk Mountains of central Colorado. Note the old fly wheel at the water’s edge. An early freeze left the aspen boles bare, and they took on a lovely luminescence in the evening light.   

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

 
 

Lightning Moon  

 As I drove home from my downtown office one evening I could see an interesting pattern of valley thunderstorms setting up. When I got home I grabbed my camera bag and rushed to the top of the Colorado National Monument, hiked down to this spot, and set up my camera on a tripod. I snapped a few shots of the storms and rainbows when a violent storm approached my position, forcing me to take cover under a sandstone ledge as rain came down and lightning struck nearby. When the storm passed I resumed my position — by then the sun was setting, the moon rising, and the light was perfect. It was strictly by chance that I captured the lightning.  

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

 
 

Madras Wheat Field 

 Near the small town of Madras in central Oregon. I got lost one evening while trying to get back to my campsite. I came upon this wheat field and was taken by the brilliance of the wheat and the lines and movement created by the irrigation system. I returned at sunrise for the best light.   

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

 
 

California Poppies  

 California Poppy Preserve near Lancaster, California. These native California poppies and other wildflowers thrive in the high desert of Southern California. In years with sufficient moisture, the hills are radiant with color.  

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

 


High Dune
 

Sunset on the top of the tallest sand dune in The Great Sand Dunes National Park. It was breath-taking to be there. The sand in these dunes is constantly on the move, as though a living being.  

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

Red Spire Valley  

 The winter of 2004 offered perfect atmospheric conditions for a temperature inversion that left the Grand Valley filled with an ice fog while higher terrains enjoyed bright sunshine. The clouds ebbed and flowed like a tide, offering photographers a wealth of opportunities. Here the fog level was just right to show off the spires with their red Chinle Formation base accented by snow and evergreens to add color. The prominent formation in the foreground is known as “The Kissing Couple.”   

 I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

Distant Thunder panorama

Some images work only full frame and some work as well or better as cropped panoramic images. This is the same image as that in Distant Thunder, but it is cropped to panoramic proportions.
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