A gorgeous – but very cold – morning on the plains yesterday. The thermometer on my truck said 14 degrees and it certainly felt like it. Nevertheless, it was beautiful. At points the fog was so thick that you couldn’t see more than 10 yards but in others, where it opened up, you really got a cool view. Here, the frost coated the grasses and trees while fog, looking almost like smoke, hung near the horizon. Above, those unbelievably blue skies we love in the Centennial State.
You have seen pictures from me of this spot many times before. No matter the season, it virtually always looks cool and this morning was no different. A light snowfall overnight coated the landscape in white and fog settled in with sunrise. With virtually no color to work with, I went with a black and white conversion and that seemed to work well on what a cold and somewhat dreary scene.
When I ventured out before sunrise this past Saturday I knew it was going to be a tough morning, photography-wise. The fog was crazy thick and temps were in the low 40s with drizzle falling.
As I arrived at this spot, hoping for moose, I almost decided to forego the hike given the conditions. I am glad I didn’t. While I didn’t see any of the critters I was hoping for, the scene over the lake was pretty darned amazing.
With the fog, the colors were very muted and in some ways, distracting, so I opted for a black and white conversion for this image and have decided I like it quite a bit.
A rather eerie morning last week in Arapaho National Forest.
After a day of rain, fog settled in the next morning, limiting visibility and making things seem extraordinarily quiet. As I ventured out, the fog was pretty but the landscape, well, it wasn’t what I normally see in the Colorado high country.
The devastation of the East Troublesome Fire was very visible on this hillside. Pine trees that were 40 to 50 feet tall last year were burned bare by the blaze, more had been blown down than were left standing. Hints of rebirth were there though as the purple / pink of fireweed is seen on spots on the forest floor.
Absolutely ridiculously thick fog yesterday morning as I ventured out on my morning photo walk. At times visibility was less than 100 feet and while the sun was rising, the fog rendered everything nearly colorless. It definitely made for some moody scenes and a conversion of this image to black and white creates a cool, mystical scene. I loved the silhouetted trees and fishing platform.
The weather in the Denver area over the holiday weekend was a bit touch and go. Friday in particular was a challenge when it comes to photography.
A persistent fog that at times was ridiculously thick made it tough to get quality captures. It did however make for some cool scenes.
Frost had coated all the trees overnight and lingering snow from the snowstorm three days prior left everything quite white. Throw in fog creating a seemingly endless road in the distance and this, to me, is a pretty cool capture – figuratively and literally. 😉
A bit chilly with temps below freezing so I was anxious for that sun to come up! While I waited, I took in a pretty scene at a local pond in Adams County, Colorado.
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.
Taken a couple of weeks ago at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. You’ve likely seen me pictures I have posted of this same spot in the past. It is really quite picturesque with those trees looming large over the road. On this day, we had some early morning fog, something we don’t really see very often here in Colorado with as dry as it normally is. This however came on a day following a good bit of rain helping to give rise to the fog.
Taken last Friday, thick fog settled in along the St Vrain Creek and adjacent ponds and lakes. It made for some pretty cool scenes although it caught me off guard as just to the west where I started my photo tour on that day it was perfectly clear.
I converted this photo to black and white although given the filtered light and fog, it almost wasn’t necessary as even with the naked eye the scene was very monochromatic. Taken at St. Vrain State Park, Colorado.