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Behind Bear Lake

Behind Bear Lake

At 9500 feet, snowing, wind gusting to at least 40 MPH. A beautiful day in Rocky Mountain National Park. The wind was strong enough to literally blow me off my feet. Saved the camera, lost my hat (found it about a 1/4 mile away). Waiting for breaks in the clouds to get the rocks lit up. I was using a small aperture for depth of field and fast shutter to eliminate the trees swaying. mcdewey

Red Rock Lake

Red Rock Lake

It was 50 degrees when I left home. I was hoping to get some pictures with reflections on the lakes. I hadn’t really thought this through. This is at 10160 ft elevation. It is ice skating weather up here. Mount Audobon in the background. mcdewey

Wetland

Wetland

On a hike to Continental Falls we pass this wetland. Looks like a lake but it is just an unnamed marshy spot. Hikes in most parts of the world are 1 dimensional. You may go for a 3 mile hike. In Colorado, hikes are 2 dimensional. There is the distance and there is the elevation gain. The “up”. This hike was supposed to be 7 miles round trip with 1700 feet of “up”. 1700 feet doesn’t sound like much but…

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Buffalo Mountain

Buffalo Mountain

This picture was taken on Dillon Lake on a pontoon boat. We rode our bikes half way around the lake. Thankfully Sharon saw I was suffering and decided a boat ride was in order. In my defense, Dillon Lake is at 9000 feet and the air is thin. Though the air seemed thinner for me than it was for her and the boys. Living in Colorado you forget how nice it is to be on the water and it is…

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Big Sky, Little House

Big Sky, Little House

  This was taken at Boulder Reservoir. I was walking around the north edge of it looking to get an interesting picture at sunset. Of course, I had to be somewhere and the sunset wasn’t shaping up to be anything remarkable. It was surprising how many people with camera’s were loitering about the res. Anyway, as I am heading to the car I see this house silhouetted against the sky with the clouds illuminated only on the west side. Lovely. During…

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Gunbarrel Sunset

Gunbarrel Sunset

Gunbarrel is a town on the north end of the city of Boulder. It isn’t far from Hygiene. These are far from the most unusual names in Colorado. We are home to; Climax Cripple Creek Eureka Hasty Elizabeth No Name Nowhere Rabbit Ears Pass Paradox Rifle Parachute and, where I am from – Broomfield. mcdewey

KingFisher

KingFisher

A less than inspiring response to point and shoot week. So, moving on. Note to friends on Facebook – many of the posts have multiple pictures. You need to go to follow the link to see all of them. This is a Belted KingFisher. The picture was taken in the wildlife refuge on the west side of Coot Lake in Boulder. The refuge is all wetland and was full of birds all making quite a racket. This guy was quietly…

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