Sunrise at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal

I was feeling the urge to get outside today, so I made a quick sunrise trip to our Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. And it turned out to be just what I needed. The back/north 8-mile loop had just opened and lucky for me, the bison were grazing in their north pen, so the ONLY way to see them in good light was to drive the loop. The bison shots below were captured during the last quarter mile of that loop, but no way to get to them without traveling the 7.75 miles around.




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First Light

First light on South Maroon Peak, Snowmass Wilderness near Aspen Colorado.


Snowmass 20130920 019-20-21

Snowmass 20130920 019-20-21



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Eagle Falls

We organized a 50th birthday party bash up in South Lake Tahoe this summer for long, long time friends (40+ people in all) that turned out to be a blast. Great catching up with old friends and great having all the kids around, laughing and playing in the pool or at the beach as we used to do 30-40 years ago.

But I knew I had to get over to Eagle Falls during this trip to make this famous composition. And after several days of hot weather, too many tourists, and tons of birthday activities going on, I was looking forward to slipping away in the coolness of the pre-dawn hours to see what I could photograph.

What do you think?


Eagle Falls

Eagle Falls


This image is a 3-shot HDR tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro and refined in Lightroom. I also have a Black and White version of this very image that I cannot decide if I like better than the color-version here. I’ll post it tomorrow for comparison.


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