It was hazy all day yesterday due to smoke from all the forest fires burning. I drove out east of town hoping to see a red sunset and to get out of the city. This image does not show the intense orange of the sun through the smoke. Hope you have a super Awesome Sunday!
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When the restless, irritable, discontent feelings sweep over me I know it’s time to find some quiet. I can find that by driving out east and finding some country dirt road to walk along. I have found a spot just into Weld County near the intersection of County Rd 90 and County Rd 13. This is a large hill that looks out to the west and north into the lower valley. The Colorado Front Range will be in any image you bring home. There were a few small storms along the front range. This one is the to the north and there was one behind me to the south. Tom and Kathy will probably recognize this view as they have been there. I enjoyed the quiet here, listening only to the low grumbling of thunder associated with the storm.
I drove to Loveland yesterday morning to meet my sister for coffee, share a hug and some talk time. As I came upon this scene I needed to stop and take it all in and I jus happen to have my camera. The water at the bottom of the image is a large puddle of melted snow in the wheat field.
“A creative mind ultimately will reach for the tools that best fit its own sensibilities and skills…” Guy Tal
This past week I had the chance to meet up with fellow photography Tom Dills and his wife Kathy. They were on vacation, exploring Colorado for the first time. The last part of their itinerary included a few days in Fort Collins. I gladly took them for a short tour of the Colorado Front Range and the eastern plains. Our landscape is very different from the wooded area in North Carolina. We also met for dinner a couple for nights as they explored the town of Fort Collins. We enjoyed dinner at a couple restaurants in town. They are good people and I enjoyed visiting with them. There were only a couple of times when Tom and I wandered off in our conversation about photography gear and software, leaving Kathy to listening mode.
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Nature has a kicka$$ color palate. The warm soft colors it presents can warm me on the inside. And, at least for me, nature can create patterns that take the breath away. And, it all changes on a constant basis. Nature lets me know I’m alive and well. I could not hear thunder but flashes of lightening let me know the power within nature.
In the first image I’m standing in the “busy” road looking east and in the second image I’m standing in the road looking west. The roads are about 3 miles apart with the first image taken about 1 hour later than the second image after the sun had set. Continue reading »
More time was needed away from the city so last night I headed out east with my camera. I enjoyed the time and listening to the birds sing their latest hits. Unfortunately a zillion mosquitoes, all within 10 feet of me, showed up for the concert and created quite the disturbance. It’s amazing how much noise they can create as they enter your ears. I may have lost a half pint of blood. Glad I took the tripod as I would not have been able to hold the camera steady from all the swatting.