PHOTOGRAPHS 2
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Mount Garfield Plum Blossoms  

The owner of this organic plum orchard in Palisade, Colorado, was kind enough to allow me access to get this picture. I was there every morning for a week until the atmospheric conditions were just right. On the morning I took this picture, I looked out at the rainy weather from my house across the valley and at first decided not to go, but then I thought … “If it gets good, it’s going to be really good.” It got good! By the way, the orchard owner makes the world’s best jam (Colorado Mountain Jam). The orchard had recently been pruned which adds a nice element of depth and texture. On close inspection we can see drops of rainwater on the branches. This version is the same photograph as Palisade Plum Orchard with Strawberries but is cropped to make a panoramic picture.   

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

 

Islands in the Clouds 

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. At times this morning the islands were completely covered. The line of cliffs in the background is known as The Bookcliffs.  

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

 
Skyway Snowfall (panorama)

From the Grand Mesa looking West toward Powderhorn Ski Area.

It is hard to believe that this is a summer landscape scene, but it is. I was in position on the last day of summer to capture the aspen colors in an early morning mist. Fourteen inches of new snow fell that night and nearly obliterated the red and golden leaves allowing just enough color to add a lovely golden hue beneath the snow.  
I used a Pentax 6X7 medium format camera with Fuji Velvia transparency film.

Skyway Snowfall (full frame)

by Frank Daniels

From the Grand Mesa looking West toward Powderhorn Ski Area.

It is hard to believe that this is a summer landscape scene, but it is. I was in position on the last day of summer to capture the aspen colors in an early morning mist. Fourteen inches of new snow fell that night and nearly obliterated the red and golden leaves allowing just enough color to add a lovely golden hue beneath the snow.

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

 
Maroon Bells Reflection 

It is difficult to imagine a more breath-taking scene, but the beauty of these mountains belies their danger. These two 14,000 foot peaks are dangerous to climb and have taken the lives of numerous climbers. They are North Maroon Peak and South Maroon Peak, known collectively as Maroon Bells. The Lake is Maroon Lake.   

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

 
American Basin  2 

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.

 

Mesa Arch Sunrise  

 Mesa Arch sits atop a high plateau in the Islands in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park. It overlooks stark spires and deeply eroded canyons. I took this shot at sunrise with the sun just peeking over the La Sal Mountains to backlight the spires. The sunlight reflecting from the sandstone makes the underside of the arch glow. Note the rock formation known as “The Washwoman.”  

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

 

Palisade Plum Orchard with Strawberries  

 The owner of this organic plum orchard in Palisade, Colorado, was kind enough to allow me access to get this picture. I was there every morning for a week until the atmospheric conditions were just right. On the morning I took this picture, I looked out at the rainy weather from my house across the valley and at first decided not to go, but then I thought … “If it gets good, it’s going to be really good.” It got good! By the way, the orchard owner makes the world’s best jam (Colorado Mountain Jam). The orchard had recently been pruned which adds a nice element of depth and texture. On close inspection we can see drops of rainwater on the branches.  

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

 

Plum Orchard Pruned  

Palisade, Colorado. This is an evening shot taken as the setting sun imparted a golden glow to the scene. The plum trees had recently been pruned, adding color and texture.   

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

 
 Coyote Gulch 

Coyote Gulch has the closest terrain existing to remind us what Glen Canyon must have been like before Lake Powell. It is a wonderland of cliffs, falls, seeps, arches, and hanging gardens with a marvelous year-round creek. The water flows into the Escalante River just above Lake Powell.   

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

Sunlit Independence Rock 

The rising sun basked the sandstone spires in an unearthly glow this morning. The line of cliffs in the background is known as The Bookcliffs.  

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

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