Just last month the grasses were lush and green, and humid mornings made for beautiful foggy scenes on the plains of northeast Colorado. The brown season of winter has arrived and it will be many months before the plains look like this again.
I found this composition in the backcountry of the Snowy Range a few years ago, but I had to return this summer with better skies. This unnamed peak almost glows in the predawn light of late summer, and this particular pond reflects the scene perfectly. There’s literally hundreds of lakes in this small mountain range which leaves a lot more exploring to do!
Yet another crazy sunrise over Greeley. This time of year we often get a wave cloud forming over the mountains, which results in a band of high clouds extending out over the plains that light up like crazy in the morning. Minutes later it usually looks like dull and grey day with no sunshine. I guess it’s worth getting up early! :)
Chive flower - shot this with my Nikon D7100 using a Tamron f2.5 90mm tele-macro lens (Adaptall II) and a Tamron doubler effectively making this a 180mm f5 macro lens. There was a very slight breeze moving the background stalks.
The Pawnee Buttes just exploded with wildflowers this June! I’d never
seen so many of these purple ones all over the place, and a few weeks
before there were yellow flowers as far as the eye could see. Gotta
love these wet springs like this year :)
Pawnee National Grasslands, Colorado - June 2015
Ektar 100 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens ½ second at f22 1 stop soft GND filter
A field of purple wildflowers and a sunrise storm along the floodplain of the Big Thompson. These flowers only lasted a few days but the sight was wonderful. Have you ever seen so much purple growing naturally on the plains?!