Chicago & Midwest Scenes

I spent the better part of a day walking the Chicago Loop with a high school friend and fellow photographer seeing sites in the City from vantage points he had found over the years. For someone who lived in that area for 50 plus years, much of where we shot from was new to me. So, Thanks, Fred!

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In addition to Chicago on this trip, stops were made in Minneapolis for a wedding and Lake Geneva to visit long time friends. Here are a few of my favorites from those stops.

Minneapolis

Lake Geneva

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Willow Creek Trail

Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park

It was a beautiful day for hike through this gem of a State Park. I opted for one of the more moderate trails just for a change of scenery. With a Colorado blue sky and wispy white clouds, the day was perfect.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park Afternoon

In need of a little head clearing earlier this week,  I wandered up to RMNP to poke around and see what was to be seen. Cold, crisp, and snowy conditions, and temps in the high 20’s were a wake up! The lakes, for the most part were frozen over and snow covered. The dryness of the air and gusty winds made for some interesting snow devils dancing across the lakes.

The changes in altitude gave view to different conditions also. Blowing snow at Bear Lake (9500′), clearer at Sprague Lake (8733′), and clear at Moraine Valley made for some interesting views. I especially like the scene below at Moraine Park. The clear meadow, snow/fog shrouded mountains in the distance, topped by blue skies. It is a perfect representation of the drive.

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Colorado Sunflowers

Sunflower Season in Colorado

When August rolls around here in Colorado we know it is time for sunflowers! While most of the fields are on private land (no trespassing) there are plenty of beautiful views from the roads. Many of the wilder fields are filled with smaller blooms, but if you scout around, you can find good shooting space from the shoulder or pull-offs nearby.

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Lake Michigan Sunset

Lake Michigan Sunset

On a recent trip back to the midwest, I was hoping to be able to capture some milky Way over Lake Michigan from southeaster Michigan. Also, the skies did not cooperate so I had to settle for a bit of a sunset over extremely calm water.

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Roxborough Park at Dusk

Roxborough Park Blue Hour

Today was one of the those late afternoons where the setting sun promised to provide some interesting light here in Roxborough Park and Roxborough State Park. One of these views will be familiar to those who follow my work, while the others are ones I see all the time, but tonight they lit up!

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Colors of Colorado

Celebrating the Colors of Colorado

Over the past several weeks I have been getting out as I can to capture some of the beauty that paints Colorado each autumn when the aspens change: Green to red to golden. And when the breezes shake the leaves there is a shimmering beauty that is hard to find elsewhere in nature. Enjoy these images taken long Boreas, Guanella, and Kenosha Passes in Clear County and Park County.

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Chatfield Skies

Sky Palette

The sky over the reservoir at Chatfield State Park is a veritable artist’s palette of colors. These four images were all taken the same evening. As the sun sank deeper behind the foothills, the colors and shapes of the clouds changed bringing totally different views.

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Chatfield Sunset

 Chatfield Sunset

As I was packing up to leave this spot last night, the thin wispy clouds to the southeast set a comfortable mood.

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