From the ancient Greek slave and storyteller, Aesop, to the ceiling of the DPL, in fresco-
Lion was awakened from sleep by a Mouse running over his face. Rising
up angrily, he caught her and was about to kill her, when the Mouse piteously entreated, saying: "If you
would only spare my life, I would be sure to repay your
kindness.“ The Lion laughed and let her go. It happened
shortly after this that the Lion was caught by some hunters,
who bound him by strong ropes to the ground. The Mouse,
recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with her teeth
and set him free, exclaiming, “You see, even a mouse can help a Lion.”
(No kindness is too small)
Star trails over my campsite in the Snowy Range of Wyoming. This was a wonderfully peaceful and calm night where I decided to take an easy one night backpack trip into the wild. Just before heading to bed, I set up the camera and left the shutter open all night long.
White Sands has some of the most incredible patterns that form in the gypsum dunes. During my recent trip, there hadn’t been any significant
wind for at least a week so clean crests on the dunes were few and far
between. However there were some interesting close up patterns like
this because the most recent breeze was from the opposite direction of
the typical prevailing winds.
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico - March 2015
Provia 100f 4x5, 210mm Caltar Lens 1/60 at f32, no filters
A few weeks ago I took the short hike to Lake Isabelle, but found the winds were blowing hard leaving large waves on the lake and not a chance for a reflection. This ended up being a good thing because it forced me out of my lakeside comfort zone and got me looking for different compositions. I found this nice scene high up on the rocks just before the sunrise lit up the sky and peaks in brilliant colors!
Looking more like a scene from a swamp in Louisiana, these cottonwoods stood in the flooded waters of the Big Thompson River during the major floods of September 2013. It was unbelievable to see all the destruction from the catastrophic event, but this scene reminded me that there’s beauty in everything nature brings. A classic Colorado plains sunrise lit up the sky during the perfect reflection.