Saturday, October 29, 2011

Guanella Pass Fall #6: The Opportunists

I noticed that the Aspens had grown beneath the power lines.  Obviously taking advantage of the cleared space:


All snow covered now.  Guanella pass may be closed for the season soon.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We Interrupt Fall.......

To bring you our First Snowfall below 7000ft for the season:


With early snow come damage to trees........this one totally collapsed.


More First Snow here.

Guanella Pass Fall #4

Aspens are usually gold.  But yesterday you might have noticed a bit of orange.  And as today's image demonstrates, there is the occasional Red Aspen.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hello to a Brief Fall: Guanella Pass #1

Finally right?  My photo lab has slowed its turn around time.  probably now time for me to start developing my own E6.

Anyway, lets move on to some Fall Photos.  I remember mentioning Guanella Pass.  One of my return-to -places.  And Where we found Fall All Around us.........

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Off Road

Sorry for the inconsistent posing lately.  My new job has completely absorbed me, and since it involves an extreme form of imaging you can't blame me.

We've also spent a good part of last weekend (and will go out tomorrow) off road for the end of the season.  We've had our first snow, and the closing of some of our high mountain passes.  So soon that world will be inaccessible.

Saying Farewell to Summer:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Playing with Photo Merge: Buffalo Pass

You'll remember that my new header image is a photo merge of two 6X6 negatives.  Well,  I took these photos at Buffalo Pass (Steamboat Springs) with the idea of trying that again.  Of course you get the best result sing a tripod. But why not try it anyway:


See the original uncropped Merge Below:

We've had our first major snow in the high country.  Buffalo Pass is inevitably closed now with a foot or so of snow.  So this is a goodbye to Summer & Fall!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

White Sulfur Springs, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

We spent our late summer vacation in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  The name given to the area by French Trappers who heard a sound like a steamboat engine, and found that it was coming from one of the hot springs.

Actually more warm springs, at least at the main park location..........


The White Sulfur Springs is one of more than a dozen that occur around the Steamboat Springs Area.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

North Park Virga


I've been on an unplanned hiatus.  I've started a new job, which for a while was all consuming.  Then an unexpected bout of a resistant bacterial infection put me in the hospital overnight.......now recovered.

I took a drive in the mountains Friday, but because I work in film you'll have to wait for those images.....So we'll start with a glimpse of my end of summer vacation.  It's already getting dark early, the geese are overhead.  Summer is gone.

In case you wee wondering:  Virga is rain that evaporates before reaching the ground.  Very common in the western U.S.