I’m not a huge wildflower enthusiast, but thanks to a record-breaking snow pack, these little creatures are putting on an amazing show in Colorado this summer. Last week I posted a quick iPhone pic on my Facebook wall from an impromptu hike I was on with the family. I headed back up to that same area last night, this time with my SLR camera. Unfortunately, a lot of the flowers had already began to wilt away…but I was able to capture this colorful collection of mule’s ears and lupine. View the full post for a larger image and please leave comments there as to your experience with the wildflowers this season.
Articles from: July 2011
Lake Catamount has always held a special place in my heart, especially when viewed from atop Rabbit Ears Pass. My favorite spot for photographing the lake and surrounding valley is a quick 5 minute (if that) drive from my house and doesn’t even require more than a few steps outside the car once parked. From this vantage point, you can see the lake, the million dollar houses of Catamount Ranch, the lush and green Yampa valley, and even the Flattop Mountains (one of my other favorite areas in Colorado).
I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately, so pardon the lack of blog posts. Thankfully I was in town for the annual balloon rodeo. The media day essentially got cancelled due to weather, as most of the pilots didn’t want to get their balloon wet and the Chamber was ill prepared for the rain. So, no balloon ride or tourist-free landscape photos for me. The next day featured athletes from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club jumping into Bald Eagle lake with the balloons and a spectacular weather pattern serving as the background with awesome light poking through the clouds. A couple interesting stitch images below (after the jump to full article). Other than the stitching, these are straight out of the camera (believe it or not).