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Summersville/Gauley River Falls, Part 1

On a recent climbing trip to the New River Gorge area in West Virginia, we hiked past a set of falls on our way to the cliffs along the shore of Lake Summersville. I stopped and set up my camera to make a few long-exposure photographs of the falls on our walk back to the car. Note the old wooden ladder that used to be used to access the area, and the new stairs next to it (much less scary to descend!).

Lake Summserville Falls (#1, Color, Full Frame), Summersville, WV (15″x22.5″)

Panorama of Rain Clouds over Sopris after Sunset, in Color

A full panorama of the clouds and fading light over Mt Sopris after sunset. Black and white version posted last week.

Mt Sopris and Rain Clouds after Sunset (Panorama Color #1), Carbondale, CO (19″x40″)

Panorama of Rain Clouds over Sopris after Sunset

A full panorama of the clouds and fading light over Mt Sopris after sunset. Color version next week.

Mt Sopris and Rain Clouds after Sunset (B&W #1), Carbondale, CO (19″x40″)

Panorama of Stillwater Reservoir, CO

Low water in the Stillwater Reservoir on the edge of the Flat Top Wilderness Area in Colorado. Note the driftwood stranded on the reservoir wall/bank/berm.

Stillwater Reservoir (Color Panorama #4), Routt National Forest, CO (20″x71″)

Rain Clouds over Stillwater Reservoir, CO

Dark storm clouds gather along the ridges above the Stillwater Reservoir on the edge of the Flat Top Wilderness Area in Colorado. A spectacular area to hike around.

Rain Clouds over Stillwater Reservoir (B&W #2), Routt National Forest, CO (14″x22″)

Rain Clouds over Mt Sopris after Sunset

I stuck around Carbondale for a few minutes around sunset to photograph the fading light over Mt Sopris- this mountain rarely disappoints, especially if there are any kind of storm clouds in the area.

Mt Sopris and Rain Clouds after Sunset (B&W #1), Carbondale, CO (15″x22.5″)

Mammatus Clouds over Mt Sopris

I try to take at least a brief trip back to western Colorado every year. While in the area, I usually make an effort to make a few photographs of Mt Sopris, the 12,965 ft mountain near Carbondale/Aspen/Redstone (see annual photographs of the mountain on this website). I was lucky this year to see what, in my experience, is a relatively rare scene of mammatus clouds over the mountain. I included both a black and white and color version of the scene.

Mammatus Clouds over Sopris (#2, B&W), Carbondale, CO (15″x22.5″)

Mammatus Clouds over Sopris (#2, Color), Carbondale, CO (15″x22.5″)

Building Clouds North of Albuquerque

Late spring/early summer clouds build over the desert north of Albuquerque.

Building Spring Clouds North of Albuquerque (2022), outside Albuquerque, NM (21″x46″)

Panorama of Approaching Storm

A series of full panoramas of an approach storm over Albuquerque, New Mexico. I included both color and black and white versions – each seems to have its own focus and strengths.

Approaching Storm over Albuquerque (B&W Panorama #3, 2022), Albuquerque, NM (22″x86″)

Approaching Storm over Albuquerque (Color Panorama #3, 2022), Albuquerque, NM (22″x86″)

Storm Clouds from NM 556

Storm clouds over the Sandia Mountains, shot from NM 556 in the North Valley outside Albuquerque. Two crops- one of them removes the tree in the foreground on the left. Can’t decide which I like more, so I shared both panoramas.

Storm Clouds over Sandias from NM 556 (Color #1, 2022), Albuquerque, New Mexico (20″x54″)

Storm Clouds over Sandias from NM 556 (BW #2, 2022), Albuquerque, New Mexico (20″x40″)