Sunrise Over Upper Goliath

Another beautiful sunrise over the Colorado Rockies. On an early morning drive up the Mount Evans Highway, I pulled to the side of the road, along the Upper Goliath Wilderness Area, and hiked a short distance to capture the sunrise. Finding an interesting, small bristle-cone pine tree as foreground interest, I set up the tripod […]

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Perseids Over Upper Goliath

Today’s post highlights the reason behind my recent trip to Mount Evans, in the Colorado Rockies … to capture the annual Perseids meteor shower over the mountains. This trip was a mixed bag. I managed to capture a couple of meteors, but the weather was not conducive to capture the large number of meteors that […]

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Fun Friday: Looking Ahead

Finally … back to live posting! Sorry for my absence lately, but I had too many irons in the fire and decided it best to just step away from blogging for a short time, until I could get through all my other commitments … less stress and burnout by taking a short “vacation”. I finished […]

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Got Milk?!

While photographing the Mountain Goats along the Mount Evans Highway, this nanny goat made a mistake … stopping to survey her surroundings. Seeing this, Junior thought it was time for an afternoon snack! At this age (approx. 7 weeks old), the nannies seem to be trying to wean the kids, but that doesn’t mean the […]

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American Pika

As a followup to yesterday’s post on the American Pika (“Florist Wanna-Be’s”), today’s post includes some images made while I was sitting among the rocks and photographing these cute little critters. I wasn’t really expecting a close encounter with them (past experience has shown that these little guys are typically very skittish and don’t tolerate […]

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Regal

A couple more favorites from my summer visit to Mount Evans: I never tire of seeing the magnificent goats along the summit of Mount Evans! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6, IS, shot at 190mm (top photo) and 284mm (bottom photo) Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 500 (top photo) and ISO 250 […]

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Late Afternoon on Mount Evans

One evening, I stayed on Mount Evans late enough to capture the late afternoon’s low light: A short time later, the sun began disappearing over the distant mountains: Mount Evans is a lovely place, any time and any location! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF28mm-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6, IS Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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Fun Friday: Enjoying Life & Playing Hard!

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from my visit to Mount Evans, Colorado, where I ran into a large family of Yellow-bellied Marmots (Marmota flaviventris). One attending adult and six babies were all in a small rocky area, just off the Mount Evans Highway. I’ll share some “family portraits” in a future post, but today’s post […]

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Wooly Thistle

One of my favorite wildflowers of the Colorado Rockies is the Wooly Thistle. Here are a few of my favorite images I captured during my stay on Mount Evans this summer: Close to sunset, I captured this backlit image: Here is a closeup of the “wool”: And even with all the sharp spines, the American […]

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Oldies, but Goodies

Along the Mount Evans Highway (Colorado), the Mount Goliath Natural Area is an interesting place to visit. Besides lots of wildflower species, there is a wonderful area that contains some Bristlecone Pines, the oldest living thing on earth. I have read that the Bristlecone Pines on Mount Evans are approx. 1,700 years old (and some […]

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