A Few More Images – 2005’s Fall Colors

Digging around my stock of imagery for this year’s portfolio album, I came across some images from 2005’s Fall Colors excursion that I felt deserved to be shared and showcased in this year’s portfolio set.In 2005, Steve Parker and I set off for the San Juan’s in Southwest Colorado, in and around the town of Ridgway. We hit the Last Dollar Road, Roads 5, 7 and 9, the latter of which runs right through Ralph Laurens’ Double-RL ranch–one of the most spectacular places in all of Colorado. We also hit Cimmaron Pass and Owl Creek Pass and the town of Ouray. We hit Sneffels and the Dallas Divide areas during this trip too. In fact, the four images below are from the Dallas Divide and Owl Creek Pass. And as our luck runs, we were extremely fortunate with the weather. More so than in 2007, that’s for sure! So, enjoy.

Chimney Rock, Owl Creek Pass

Mount Sneffels Wilderness Overlook

Mount Sneffels Overlook Two

Dallas Divide

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Excellent How-to on Photo Mounting and Finishing

Guide to Mounting and Framing Prints

Here’s an excellent series of posts on mounting and finishing photographs, posted over at the Shepherd Pics blog. Good basic information on mounting and finishing work. Check out Shepherdpics ~ The Blog

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Boulder Photowalk 2007

First stop: Chautauqua Park

When I arrived at Chautauqua Park, I started out by just walking up and around the Chautauqua Auditorium, taking pictures of the houses, the Flatirons, and the streets covered with leaves. On my walk around Chautauqua Park, I found many interesting things and lots of photographic opportunities. And with the overcast day, I couldn’t have asked for better conditions to shoot.

Chautauqua Dining Hall

Street Lamps


Ranger Station

Next stop: Mapleton Street

My wife keeps telling me to head over to Mapleton Street to see some wonderful fall colors and I always said I would, some day. Well this year, that “some day” happened.

And aside form the beautiful homes (circa 1900 in some cases), the street is divided by a middle median that’s covered with green grass and lined on both sides with Maple trees. Couple that with trees lining the curbside of the street and you have a canopy of trees covering the whole street. There were reds, yellows, greens, subtle browns and the colorful architecture to shoot.

I’ve never filled an entire 2GB CF card on one walk before! Beautiful colors abounded everywhere. I even ran into a fellow photographer by the name of Norman Koren. You should check out his Imatest software over at his web site. He’s got wonderful photos too as well as all the Boulder hightlights and things to see and do in Boulder.

Mapleton Median

Maple Leaves on Green

Mapleton Median II

Mapleton Light Post

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