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The Collegiate Peaks with a gorgeous blue Colorado sky

Colorado’s high country of course offers stunning scenery.  On this summer day we were in the Taylor Park area exploring on our ATVs.  In the foreground is Lily Pond, aptly named as the entire surface is covered in lilies. In the background, the Collegiate Peaks rise high above timberline and bright blue Colorado skies add drama.

August 4, 2013 - The Collegiate Peaks with a gorgeous blue Colorado sky. (© Tony’s Takes)

August 4, 2013 – The Collegiate Peaks with a gorgeous blue Colorado sky. (© Tony’s Takes)

A golden landscape with blue Colorado skies

Sunset at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge painted the landscape with a golden hue on this winter evening. Coupled with the typical, gorgeous blue Colorado skies, the image is warm and inviting.

January 27, 2013 - A golden landscape with blue Colorado skies.  (© Tony’s Takes)

January 27, 2013 – A golden landscape with blue Colorado skies. (© Tony’s Takes)

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Old west meets new

Taken at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife refuge, this was an image I had seen in my mind for a long time. The weather cooperated with beautiful, clear blue skies and the bison was kind enough to position itself perfectly. This to me is an iconic Denver image.

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January 20, 2013 – Old west meets new. (© Tony’s Takes)

January 20, 2013 – Old west meets new. (© Tony’s Takes)

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A peaceful, colorful sunrise

Our for a morning walk in the north Denver area.  The sky was painted in pastel colors and a calm pond below reflected the trees and colors nicely.

December 12, 2010 - Peaceful, colorful sunrise. © Tony’s Takes

December 12, 2010 – Peaceful, colorful sunrise. © Tony’s Takes

Moon and cliff eclipse rock climbers

Out exploring in Pike National Forest I came across this scene with the rock formation and the half moon with dark blue skies above.  Amusingly enough, it wasn’t until after I took a few pictures that I noticed the rock climbers on the face of the cliff.

September 8, 2012 - Moon and cliff eclipse rock climbers.  (© Tony’s Takes)

September 8, 2012 – Moon and cliff eclipse rock climbers. (© Tony’s Takes)

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Late summer sunset

Sometimes you don’t have to go any further than your backyard to capture Colorado’s amazing sunsets.

September 3, 2012 - Another colorful Colorado Sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

September 3, 2012 – Another colorful Colorado Sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

All that is left

Colorado is steeped in mining history and this image captures the remnants of one near Taylor Park. The Collegiate Peaks rise well above timberline in the background with the old mine equipment serving as the foreground.

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July 25, 2012 – All that is left. (© Tony’s Takes)

July 25, 2012 – All that is left. (© Tony’s Takes)

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The lonely tree

Storm chasing isn’t just about tornadoes to me. Oftentimes the best images are ones taken before or after a tornado as was the case with this picture. Taken in rural Kiowa County, Colorado, I had witnessed a rain-wrapped tornado earlier and just sat and watched Mother Nature in all her glory afterwards. The sky near the horizon had the orange of the setting sun while above the blue / green of hail in the clouds made it a bit ominous.

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June 7, 2012 – The lonely tree. (© Tony’s Takes)

June 7, 2012 – The lonely tree. (© Tony’s Takes)

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The presidents’ sunset

The Black Hills of South Dakota are one of my favorite places.  Certainly there are plenty of tourist attractions but the scenery can be stunning.

The image below was taken just as the sun was setting on my first nighttime visit to Mount Rushmore.  Smoke from nearby wildfires helped to color the sky and is particularly noticeable at the bottom left of the image.

July 18, 2011 - The presidents' sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

July 18, 2011 – The presidents’ sunset. (© Tony’s Takes)

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The sun will rise again

A photo that has special meaning for me. Taken on a record-setting cold morning in Elephant Butte, New Mexico, this was the day after my dad passed away. I was raw with emotion and incredibly depressed as I left the hotel that morning to gather with my family. The scene of the sun rising was one which I will never forget and I well remember telling myself, “Well look. The sun did rise again.”  I miss my dad so much to this day but his memory and the memory of this scene help.

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February 4, 2011 – The sun will rise again. (© Tony’s Takes)

February 4, 2011 – The sun will rise again. (© Tony’s Takes)

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