Crested Butte

Aug 10, 2014, We went to Crested Butte, one of our bucket list places in Colorado.  The flowers for the most part were already spent, but was still an awesome place to be. Here are some photos of the flowers that were there. 


After the Storm

We had a great thunderstorm yesterday, pretty much all day.  Had a tornado watch for about an hour, a LOT of hail (most that I've ever seen)  and great storm clouds.

Here's a few photos I took after the strorms stopped (in our area)


and a video of the hailstorm during the tornado watch.

Rocky Mtn National Park - Elk and Foliage oh my!

Went up to Rocky Mountain National Park today to shoot some Elk - unfortunately there weren't a lot of elk to TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS of.   (All of you hunters shame on you for thinking I meant a gun!)

I did meet up with Scott Steinbook, who was fishing in the Big Thompson River.  I had to take a photo of him as I thought it will be a great cover for Field and Stream Magazine!!


I did get a few elk photos and some good foliage photos too


Hanging out in Lake Estes



I took this one while laying down in the middle of the road.


Its amazing what a good filter can do!  No photoshop here!


This is the other side of the Big Thompson River from where Scott was fishing.


Colorado Foliage

Janis had been sick for the past week, since we've gotten back from Vegas, and we're leaving on Saturday for Los Angeles, so we were running out of time to go shoot foliage before it left us.   We drove west to RIFLE, which is about 230 miles from home, and stopped at the Rifle Falls State Park, which has 3 waterfalls cascading down a cliff.


then we stopped over by Eagle River and took some photos near Eagle, CO


The Eagle River


Same scene with the infrared camera.


Janis found a squirrel that was hanging precariously on a branch and while I was trying to change lenses to get

a good photo of it, the squirrel moved down the branch to basically try to conceal itself from me.


The foliage was better this year than last year when we went to Aspen, but that was later in the year.  Next year

we're going to have to do more than a 1 day trip, that was a lot of driving today!

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Rockport, MA

After the wedding in Cape Cod, we went up to Rockport and Gloucester for the day.   Took a picture with the infrared camera of the famous Motif #1 in Rockport. and a lobster boat just heading out to sea.


Big Thompson River panorama

Janis’ friend Di came out for a visit, so of course we had to go to Estes Park.


Janis and Di

Panorama settings are 2.5 seconds @ F32, ISO 100.. I shot 4 pictures and stiched em together to get this nice panorama of the Big Thompson River.


 Bighorn sheep a plenty!

Rocky Mtn National Park

Went up to the RMNP today with Janis' parents - got snowed on a bit, saw a lot of elk and sheep.. had a good day!  Here's a couple of pictures


Aleuvial Fan water falls


Sheep Lake area - snowing up in the mtns


Nice blue bird taken with my 500mm lens (HANDHELD) forgot my tripod!  In fact did the waterfall blurring handheld too with a 500mm lens and at 1/30th sec.. 

Arches National Park

For some reason I can't edit the post below - I'm on slow laptop in a hotel room - oh well - anyway I was going to say that there was a woman on top of the rock already, and another girl Here are some pictures of the arches that we took pictures of -

Landscape Arch

Landscape arch

Landscape Arch

landscape arch

Window Arch


More pictures can be seen at my other site.

Tomorrow we leave for Denver area - our walk thru is on Friday, w e want to get there by Thurs so we can check out the house prior to the actual walk thru. Our house in Hawthorne STILL hasn't closed yet, they are going to sign documents tomorrow supposedly, so if that’s the case we may get funding on Friday.. I sure hope so.

Just was watching a special on the Virginia tech shooting incident - tragic.. One bad thing about travelling, you get so out of touch with what is going on in the world. We don't really get the news or anything until we're back in the hotel room at 9ish at night and are tired from the day so just go to bed usually (after checking out the hockey playoff scores)