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Smooth flowing waters of Chicago Creek

This is a spot that a lot of folks go by as they head up to Mount Evans, Colorado. I suspect many just blow right by and never even notice it but it is worth a quick stop. The waters of the creek flow down toward the road and early in the morning the thick forest provides for some nice lighting. Using a neutral density filter allowed me to use a very slow shutterspeed to blur the waters and give them their smooth appearance.

The waters of Chicago Creek work their way through the forest. (© Tony’s Takes)

The waters of Chicago Creek work their way through the forest. (© Tony’s Takes)

Sparkling high country waters in black and white

Taken last weekend in Lake County, Colorado. I was out for an early drive while the rest of my camping crew slept in and came across this very pretty and picturesque creek. Using a slow shutter speed allowed me to make the waters blur as they rushed past the rocks.

Black and white image of waters rushing across a creek in Colorado's high country. (© Tony’s Takes)

Black and white image of waters rushing across a creek in Colorado’s high country. (© Tony’s Takes)

A peaceful Madison River valley

Taken along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park not long after sunrise. Most folks skip this area of the park but it is very scenic despite the burned trees still remaining from the devastating 1988 wildfire. Elk oftentimes are found along the river as are osprey. This past winter saw a great deal of snow and spring was wet so the landscape, even in July, was lush green. Couple that with the beautiful blue skies and it made for a gorgeous scene.

A peaceful Madison River valley. (© Tony’s Takes)

A peaceful Madison River valley. (© Tony’s Takes)

Flowing Firehole River

Flowing through many of the geyser basins at Yellowstone National Park, the Firehole River is one of two major tributaries of the Madison River. This image, taken two weeks ago, shows the river as it winds through a gorgeous canyon south of the Madison.

Using a slow shutter speed allowed the water to be blurred and look almost like fabric draped across the rocks. It was truly a beautiful scene and well worth the hike down a small canyon to reach.

The Firehole River flows is one of two major tributaries of the Madison River.  (© Tony’s Takes)

The Firehole River flows is one of two major tributaries of the Madison River. (© Tony’s Takes)

A cold, gray day along the South Platte River

With record-setting cold in the Denver area at the time this picture was taken, it was not a great day to be outside.  Overcast skies made a walk along the South Platte River a bit dreary.  Converting this image to black and white seems to work week and convey the mood of that cold, dark day.

January 31, 2014 - A cold, gray day along the South Platte River. (© Tony’s Takes)

January 31, 2014 – A cold, gray day along the South Platte River. (© Tony’s Takes)

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