My Favorites of 2012
2012 is drawing to a close and it’s “10 Best” time again. I have no clue what my best images are. I can only say what are my favorites right now. I know that what I like and don’t like from 2012 is probably going to be different six months from now, but I don’t want to give up getting posted on Jim Goldstein’s 10 best blog and others, so here goes…
In 2012 I discovered how much I love the Colorado high country. This image is was taken at over 11,000 feet — very close to tree line. There are no cottonwoods or aspens at this elevation, but the low lying bushes turn wonderful colors in the fall.
Here’s another high country image. It’s summer on long lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
As it gets into late autumn we start getting cold nights and the creeks begin to freeze. I spent a lot of time photographing frozen leaves and grasses in them.
Frozen leaves in South Boulder Creek.
The morning sunrise reflected in South Boulder Creek.
Morning sun and reflections on ice. This is in Eldorado Canyon.
We’re driving over this beautiful pass on Red Mountain. It’s snowing and every 30 seconds I
see something else I want to photograph. There’s no place to pull over so I just start
shooting from the moving car. I thought my shutter speed was fast enough to stop everything, but the images have some sharp and some blurred areas. I like the effect that it gives.
Frost on fallen cottonwood leaves. I never saw a cottonwood tree till I started going to the eastern sierra. I love them.
Morning sun on the walls of Eldorado Canyon. Eldorado Canyon is my favorite local place. It’s about a 25 minute drive from my home.
An early frost and mist on Mitchell Creek. Another high country image of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. I no longer miss Yosemite since spending time here.
One more image of frozen leaves. I love the shapes and colors of them.
There are actually 11 photos here because I couldn’t narrow it down anymore.
If you want to see larger versions of the images, you can see them here.
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