Solitary reflections in black and white. Jumping back to almost exactly one year ago today. Thick fog had settled in on the St Vrain River in northern Colorado and spotting wildlife became pretty much impossible. It did however create some very cool scenes like this one, taken in St. Vrain State Park.
This isn’t a view you see very often! Taken from an altitude of 400 feet and looking straight down, this is a small island in a local open space near where I live.
Taken this past Sunday, I was looking to get a unique image and think this one qualifies. Those little white dots you see in the water are Canada Geese.
My drone will never be used to capture as many pics as my ‘real’ camera but it does have its uses and can create some pretty cool images.
I was looking for a different image from last year’s trip to Grand Teton National Park when I happened across this image I hadn’t shared before. Taken on June 15, 2017, I was up early looking to capture the sunrise at the famous Oxbow Bend.
Once the colors started to fade in the sky above, I began to look for different compositions and settled on this one, zoomed in on the 12,610 foot tall mountain. That fresh late winter / early spring snow was lit up brilliantly and the sky above really help make this a pretty neat picture.
If you want gorgeous sunsets, you will get a lot of bang for your buck out on Colorado’s eastern plains in the summer. More so than the higher elevations of the Centennial State, you will find yourself treated with a show. Such was the case on this evening back at the end of June at North Sterling State Park. A brief walk from our campsite gave us a clear view of the setting sun as the rays of light shined across the clouds. Just gorgeous!
A bit of an elevated look at some of the color on what was a fantastic day. The leaves were golden, the sky blew and the mountains capped in white snow. My brother got a new drone and he wanted to go out flying and I have rarely used mine so it was a good opportunity to play around. Don’t worry, while the drone stuff is fun, it will never take the place of the types of pics you are used to seeing from me. 😉
I keep saying I need to fly my drone more often and with some spare time last night I finally did. Mother Nature put on a nice view from up there too. 😉
The Centennial State’s flag flying high above the Rocky Mountains. One more from the series of this cool balloon that I captured this past week. It was an absolutely gorgeous fall day and the skies, my goodness, just crystal clear along the Front Range.
I posted a closer view earlier today so check it out if you missed it. I had the privilege of flying in a hot air balloon one time at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – such an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it. I’m trying to convince my wife we need to go but she is scared of heights and a bit unsure. 😉
Now THIS is Colorado. 😉 My photo drive Sunday was far less than fruitful but this scene helped make up for it.
I happened to see the famous Colorado balloon north of Denver set out in pursuit. I spent more than an hour capturing pics of it as it floated above with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains behind. The images are a great reminder of why I love the Centennial State so much.
One of the photos from the series is definitely going to end up on my office or home wall. It would look great on yours too – see here.
And here they are, my 2019 calendars are now available with some of the amazing animals, raptors, and landscapes I have captured with my camera over the past 12 months. This year I have added a calendar dedicated to Owls for those hoo hoo really like those cool, nocturnal creatures. Check them out here. I’ll be placing my first round of orders here in the next week or two.
Continuing to sort through pics from the past year and found this one. In color, it was, quite frankly, unimpressive. A change to black and white gives it some interest I think. Kind of like it. Taken in Arapaho National Forest, Colorado.