Colorado Wildlife

Another camping trip in the books. This time we ventured into the State Forest State Park area on the west side of Highway 14/Poudre Canyon Drive over Cameron Pass, near Gould, Colorado.

The images below were captured on a side trip up to Long Draw Reservoir Road towards Peterson Lake near Chambers Lake at the top of Cameron Pass. I think there were more cars on this dirt road than on the paved Highway 14. But it was an awesome side trip with lots of animals under perfect lighting conditions.

All images #Nikon D500 with #Nikkor 200-500 f/5.6 AFS

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Young Whitetail Buck – Ranger Lakes 20180805 051
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Moose – Ranger Lakes 20180805 320
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Moose – Ranger Lakes 20180805 232
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Moose – Ranger Lakes 20180805 369

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Camping at North Sterling Reservoir State Park

Spent Memorial Day weekend camping at North Sterling State Park in the NE corner of Colorado. I would highly recommend staying at this campground too. Beautiful surroundings, clean and well kept campground without all the riff-raff and noise found at Jackson Lake State Park.

We got an extra surprise Saturday night with the highly unexpected appearance of the Aurora Borealis to boot! Very faint, but check the bottom two images. Notice the movement of the lighter, cloud-like waves.

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North Sterling Res Sunset 20170528 013-Edit

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North Sterling Res Sunset 20170528 026-Edit

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North Sterling Res 20170527 010

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North Sterling Res 20170527 048

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North Sterling Res 20170527 064

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North Sterling Res 20170527 114

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Northern Lights!

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Northern Lights!


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Day 5 of 5 – Black and White Challenge

Day 5 / 5 – #5dayblackandwhitechallenge, nominated/challenged by Steve Parker.

This image was captured this past September up in the Clear Creek Reservoir canyon on the way to Winfield, just south of Twin Lakes, Colorado when I was out capturing the #ColoradoGold. I believe this cabin is the Davis cabin, situated right alongside County Road 390 near Vicksburg.


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Aspens 20140928 589_90_91_HDR


This is an HDR black and white image. Processed in #Lightroom and Photomatix Pro.

This concludes my 5-day Black and White Challenge. It’s been fun and I’ve seen a lot of excellent imagery as a result of this challenge. In parting, I’d like to nominate Mark Mortensen and Scott Carlin to post one BW image/day for five days. And each day nominate someone new to carry this challenge on…. Participation is entirely optional, but I encourage you to try.


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