Today’s post is the first from the second part of my recent road trip. After photographing in Glacier NP for a week, I drove to southwest Colorado (Ouray was my home base for the week) for some early mountain wildflower photography. I was part of a photography group from the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and we had a very well organized agenda. We had multiple jeep rides into the old mountain and mining trails that are located in the Ouray-Silverton area. As Mother Nature was on our side, we had wonderful wildflower exhibits everywhere we traveled! In fact, I think I saw more wildflowers in that week than I have my entire lifetime!
This post was from our first morning out. Not far from Ouray is Crystal Lake, a beautiful lake that presents wonderful reflections of the Red Mountains. In addition to these great reflections, many wildflowers were just beginning to bloom. Here are a couple of landscapes I captured at Crystal Lake:
I think you’ll agree that Crystal Lake is a beautiful place to spend some time!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF28mm-135mm, f/3.5-f/x IS lens
- Bogen 3221 Tripod, with Graff Studioball SB-QR ballhead
- ISO 200
- Aperture f/16
- Shutter 1/8 sec. (top photo) and 1/40 sec. (bottom photo)