Tag Archive | Colorado

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Landscapes

This week, Amy has picked Landscapes as the subject for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.  There are so many places yet to visit in this country but here are a few of my favorite landscape shots from my travels thus far.  They include scenes from Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and South Dakota.

 

For more on the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge go to  Landscapes.

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A Photo A Week Challenge – Mountain

This week, Nancy Merrill has us looking to the mountains for her Photo A Week Challenge.

Taking a picture through the dirty windshield of a fast-moving car is not the most ideal way of capturing a shot but I managed to salvage this view, seen in Colorado, with the help of a little HDR.

On our way through Wyoming we drove along the Snowy Range Pass where we encountered some wonderful scenery.

And then on to Utah.

During our stay in Salt Lake City we took a side-trip to do a little hiking near Alta.

For more on Nancy’s A Photo A Week Challenge go to A Photo a Week Challenge: Mountain

Time To Reflect – Snippets From Colorado

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It was our misfortune that we were unable to spend any appreciable amount of time in Colorado on our return trip from Utah and the only opportunities that I had for scenic photography were either through the window of a fast-moving car or by the one rest area that we stopped at during the journey.

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However, I was determined to capture some pictorial record of our whirlwind passage through the state no matter how blurred or poorly composed it might be.

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As with much of our trip out west, I was struck by the ever-changing nature of the terrain, a different picture at every turn of the road.  And the light varied too, cloudy and gloomy at times and at others bright and sunny with blue skies.

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Despite the fact that it was only mid-September and the trees hadn’t really begun to change color, there were already brilliant splashes of autumnal shades to be seen.

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