We just got back from a few days off the grid, hanging out with moose in the indian peaks wilderness area. Here is a view and reflections from Brainard Lake of the Indian Peaks Wilderness area, in Boulder County Colorado with the Milky Way overhead in the Sky. This is my all time favorite place on the planet. A planned astrophotography shot for a long time. We were lucky to get clear skies.
The Indian Peaks Wilderness is a wilderness area located in north central Colorado, west of Boulder, managed jointly by the United States Forest Service and the National Park Service within the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and small parts of the southern section of Rocky Mountain National Park. It borders the James Peak Wilderness to the south, and straddles the Continental Divide. The area receives very high visitation due to its proximity to the Boulder and…
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Growing up, my Mom always admonished me to “never feed the seagulls!” For one thing they may poop on your head and for another they can become aggressive and come for food that you have not released from your hands yet. Then Alfred Hitchcock came out with the movie “The Birds” which further instilled the idea that these creatures were angry little monsters. The truth is that I have been around these beauties of the beach my whole life and I have never been attacked. Yes, I have fed them (shhhhh….don’t tell Mom!). I find them to be shy and aloof most of the time. To photograph them, you have to be quiet and move gently. It is true that they will swarm for food, but that is just normal animal behavior. In this photographic art piece I try to capture their beauty and gentleness. These two look to be dancing…
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A beautiful image and a very important message!
Beautiful work…and a reminder that I need to go out and feed my koi. 🙂
Park rangers are one of my favorite resources for hiking tips when I’m on the road. At the Climbing Festival in Lander I met a ranger from the Grand Tetons and asked him to name his favorite hike. Death Canyon, he said, “Don’t let the name scare you away.” So when I rolled back through Jackson after my two week long loop through the Wind Rivers, I parked the dogs in the trailer for the morning and headed up Death Canyon to the Alaskan Basin.
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