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Sandia Mountains and Winter Storm

Snow, clouds, and fog from a winter storm over the Sandia Mountains, taken from Forest Service Road 333.

WinterStormCloudsSandias2018_SingleFrameWinter Storm Clouds over Sandias (Single Frame), Cibola National Forest, NM (12″x18″)

 

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Sandia Mountains and Winter Clouds

After a winter storm dropped a few inches of snow on the Sandia foothills, I stopped along Forest Service Road 333 to photograph this panorama of the light from the setting sun on the clearing storm clouds and Sandia Mountains.

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Sun and Clouds after Winter Storm, Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x46″)


Winter Storm Clouds from Placitas, NM

While visiting with friends in Placitas, NM I and stopped to photograph the approaching winter storm over the Sandia Mountains.

 

placitas_sandias_stormclouds_bw_panoramaApproaching Winter Storm and Sandia Mountains, Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x48″)

 

placitas_sandias_stormclouds_singleframe_colorWinter Storm and Sandia Mountains (Single Frame), Strip Mine Trailhead, Cibola National Forest, NM (12″x18″)


Cranes at Sunset at Valle de Oro, NM

Around sunset in the winter months, migrating cranes land along the Rio Grande near the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in southern Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Tree and Cranes at Sunset, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, NM (12″x18″)


View of Mt Rainier from Paradise Loop

Panoramas of Mt Rainier from my hike up to Panorama Point from Paradise in October, 2018.

Rainier_Trail_RockyBluff_Pano.jpgRainier and Rocky Bluff, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x32″)

Rainier_Paradise_Pano_BWRainier from Paradise (B&W), Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x40″)

 


Paradise Loop Trail on Mt Rainier

My favorite part of the Paradise Loop trail was the less busy return (counter clockwise)- wonderful views of the Mountain, mossy streams, and rolling hillsides.

Rainier_Path_Moss_Stream.jpgRainier Path, Moss, and Stream, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x46″)

Rainier_Path_Shadow_PanoRainier Path and Shadows, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x31″)

 

 


Autumn Colors on Flanks of Mt Rainier

On one of the last clear weekends this fall, I took a hike around the Paradise Loop trail on Mt Rainier. I hadn’t been over to this side of the Park in clear weather- despite the crowds on the hike up to Glacier Vista and Panorama Point, the views of the glaciers and summit are spectacular (and the number of people dropped off on the east side of the loop).

Rainier_Shadows_AutumnColors_PanoAutumn Colors and Evening Shadows, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (17″x35″)

Rainier_Path_StreamRainier Path and Stream, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA (16″x55″)

 

 


Hazy and Clear views of Mt Sopris

After the fires this summer, views of Mount Sopris from Carbondale and the surrounding area  were sadly hazy and smoky. A few evening rain clouds blew in over Sopris, but there wasn’t enough precipitation or wind to fully clear the air, leaving the views of one of my favorite mountains slightly obscured.

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Sopris, Clouds, and Smoke, near Carbondale, CO (12″x18″)

Fortunately, on my last night in the area, the winds changed direction and pushed some of the smoke out of the region. It felt like I’d put on glasses- the view of Mount Sopris appeared crisp and well-defined as the setting sun cast a pink glow on the flanks of the mountain.

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Sopris and Evening Clouds, near Carbondale, CO (12″x18″)


Crystal River along CO-133

I stopped to photograph Hayes Creek Falls along Colorado-133 (south of Carbondale, just west of Mount Sopris). Water was barely trickling over the Falls, so I crossed CO-133 and shot a few bulb exposures of the water flowing around the rocks in the Crystal River. Hoping this area recovers from drought and fire season.

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Crystal River (Bulb Panorama), near Bears Gulch, CO (16″x54″)

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Crystal River (Bulb Single Frame), near Bears Gulch, CO (10″x18″)

 


Light on Mountains near Winfield, CO

As we approached Winfield from Hope Pass along the Continental Divide Trail, the clouds parted near the horizon and allowed a few rays of golden light to shine across the valley onto Emerald Peak, Mt Belford, and Mt Oxford.

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Light on Ridge near Hope Pass, near Buena Vista, CO (12″x18″)