90mm lens

“Foggy Field" 

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.

Near Greeley, Colorado - October 2014

Shot notes:

Ektar 100 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens

1 second at f32, no filters

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!

Snowy Range, Wyoming - August 2015

Shot notes:

Velvia 50 4x5, 90mm Caltar lens
8 seconds at f22, 2 stop soft GND filter

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Purple Carpet of Flowers by Alex Burke
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Near Greeley, Colorado - May 2015 Provia 100f 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens 6 seconds at f22, 2 stop soft GND filter

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! :)

Near Greeley, Colorado - November 2014

Shot Notes:

Ektar 100 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens, 8 seconds at f32, 2 stop soft GND filter

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Cherry blossom at Nago Castle, Okinawa by Chris Willson
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First cherry blossom in Japan :) Pentax 645Z with 90mm lens

Heading into the wilderness for the next two nights, hope you all have a great weekend! :)

This was from a couple years ago in the Sangre De Cristo Wilderness of Colorado. Wildflowers near Macey Lakes.

Shot notes:
Ektar 100 4x5, 90mm Caltar lens
1 second at f32, polarizing filter and 1 stop soft GND filter

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

Shot Notes:

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?!

Near Greeley, Colorado - May 2015

Shot notes:

Provia 100f 4x5, 90mm Caltar lens
6 seconds at f22, 2 stop soft GND filter