Monthly Archives: July 2014

Pointe Shoe Series – I

Beautiful…I love the execution as well as the story the image evokes….

Robyn Graham Photography

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Milky Way Over The Colorado Indian Peaks

Gorgeous!

Striking Photography by Bo

Milky Way Over The Colorado Indian Peaks Prints

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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Not So Angry Birds

Beautiful birds!

Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings

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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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With A Name Like Death Canyon…

Travels with the Blonde Coyote

With a name like Death Canyon Death Canyon in the Grand Tetons

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.

Exactly what you want to see at the start of a hike into Death Canyon. I had my bear spray handy and made plenty of noise as I hiked. Exactly what you want to see at the start of a hike into Death Canyon.

Oh boy. Oh boy.

Phelps Lake Phelps Lake

The trail lost about 1,000 feet of elevation down to Phelps Lake and then began climbing back up into the canyon.  The trail lost about 1,000 feet of elevation down to Phelps Lake and then began climbing back up into the canyon along Fox Creek.

Trail running along a narrow rocky ledge Trail running along a narrow rocky ledge

Nice Gneiss! Nice Gneiss!

Gneissic bands underfoot. Formed under high temp and pressure during metamorphosis. Gneissic bands underfoot. Formed under…

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