Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Leaving their mark

In the past this bothered me more than it does now, I now take a more philosophical approach. Maybe it is a sign of age or just acceptance of human behavior. We have been leaving our mark since the beginning of time. Kodak may have changed this a little and perhaps selfie photography will replace the need to mark rocks and trees. The best tree carving I saw was "I love you, forest." I wish I had taken a picture.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumn Palette

I didn't make it to the North Shore this year for fall color but this shot from Bear Lake in RMNP reminded me of the splash of colors along the lake. Fellow visitors lend a sense of scale to the hillside showing it is in the mountains instead of the gentle hills of the Minnesota.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Colorado Roadside View

Our drive up Old Fall River Rd in Rocky Mt. NP was interrupted when I saw this in the side mirror I just had to stop and take a couple shots. Two chapters later, my wife's time measurement, we continued on to the next overlook.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Golden Arches

While visiting Rocky Mt. National Park we shared the trail with hundreds of hikers enjoying the colors on a blue sky weekend. It reminded me how much all of us enjoy nature. Recently I watched this short TED Talk and it opened my eyes about the availability of nature to all of us, especially children. Too often we feel we must travel great distances to find nature. This talk suggests otherwise. Nature is everywhere

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Colorado Color

We just returned from a few days in Rocky Mountain National Park. Although hiking was the primary activity there was time to pull out the camera during frequent rest stops. Mountain hiking and at elevation definitely gives plenty of opportunities to rest and admire the surroundings.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Watchful Mother

This footage is from a couple evenings during May while in Yellowstone. Photography has been sporadic this summer including  exploration of non traditional subjects: dogs jumping, demolition derbies, and county fairs.  Perhaps after 20+ years of photographing the prairie I needed a break. I'm looking forward to fall color and travel during September and October to rejuvenate the creative juices.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Good as new (old)

This bridge was washed out a couple years ago and it's back swinging again. It's hard to imagine the water level that washed it away but most disasters are to imagine after the mess has been cleaned up.