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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Clear Lake, Colorado

This was the view leaving Clear Lake an hour after dawn. the reflection was in a small pond not the lake. The lake is beyond the dark hill in the center of the photo.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Clear Lake, Colorado

On the first trip up to Clear Lake there was too much wind to get the reflections of the snow in the lake. The only solution was a early morning trip hoping to get there when it was calm. This meant driving  the 4WD trail on a ledge road in the dark but the view from the top was worth it.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Waterfalls on Trail to Clear Lake

Waterfall with wings

Waterfall detail

Thursday, July 28, 2011

For Sam

This is for Samia who loves to photograph flowers and does a better job of it than her grandfather. Someday will get her here for the flower season and I will link to her blog.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Blackbear Pass

Blackbear trail is one of the most spectacular and dangerous jeep trails in the area. This is the view of the trail from the east side, on the west side it drops into Telluride, drop is the operative word as when you look at the cliff with the switchbacks coming down the Telluride side it is hard to believe it is drivable. It is still closed by snow but hopefully it will be open before I leave.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rainbow, Silverton, Colorado

Rainbow Starting in Howardsville

Rainbow Ending at Kendal Peak

Monday, July 25, 2011

Road to Clear Lake

Looking Up at the trail to Clear Lake

Looking Down from the Trail to Clear Lake

Waterfalls Below Clear Lake

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dancing Aspen

The dancing Aspen I photographed last fall on the west side of Ophir Pass were still there, they are in an area prone to avalanches so I was glad to see they made it through the winter.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ophir Pass

Some of the passes are closed due to snow but Ophir pass is open. There is still snow at the top, much more than this time last year.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Waterfalls in Cunningham Gulch

Went out before sunrise to photograph the waterfalls in Cunningham Gulch. With all the snow melting there were a lot of falls.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Back in Colorado

Beaver Pond at Camp

View of Silverton from Camp
When I left home it was well over 100 degrees, at 9800 ft in Silverton Colorado it is much cooler. Spring came late here this year because of all the new snow in May so we are getting to the peak of the spring flower season. This beaver pond is just behind the Airstream.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Rain in Arizona

At sunset the other day we had a storm on the other side of the lake. It's getting that time of the year when we get some rain and while it makes for some great clouds it also brings humidity. Fortunately, I have completed my project for the gallery in Istanbul and will soon head up to the mountains of Colorado to cool off. Have ten or so friends that will be there and with our 4WD vehicles will spend a few weeks on the jeep trails in the San Juan Mountains.