Colorado DIA Blue Mustang Bronco Horse Lightning Storm
Posted by BoulderCountyPhotographer
Lightning bolts, cloud to ground striking the front range foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. A view of the Twin Peaks, Mount Meeker 13,911′ and Longs Peak 14,256′ in the distance and the DIA blue Mustang Bronco Horse Sculpture rearing.
Composite manipulated image. Have not done one in a while. Maybe one day I will go out there and get the real deal, but I had this in my head and had to get it out 🙂 Hope you like. Fine art photography prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints and metal print wall art . Copyright: James Bo Insogna
The Sculpture was done by Luis Jiménez and he was was known for his large polychromed fiberglass sculptures usually of Southwestern and Hispanic themes. His works were often controversial and eminently recognizable because of their themes and the bright, colorful undulating surfaces that Jiménez employed.
He was killed in his studio on June 13, 2006 when a large section of Blue Mustang, intended for Denver International Airport, fell on him and severed an artery in his leg. The sculpture was based on the eight-foot-high sculpture Mesteño (Mustang), now on display at the University of Oklahoma. (Wikipedia)
About BoulderCountyPhotographerJames "Bo" Insogna was Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA. He studied with the New York Institute of Photography. He Started his photography career 1984. He opened a studio in Boulder, Colorado downtown on the Boulder mall. Shooting for local newspapers, magazines, Skiing, Bicycling, models portfolios and some commercial work. In 1987 the economy got bad in Boulder so he decided to make a move to Scottsdale Arizona. Once in Arizona, He became a staff photographer for the Phoenician Arabian Horse Magazine doing the covers, inside lay outs and a two page spread called Bo Trek. In the late 1980's - 1990's he was a respected member of the Arabian Horse Community in Arizona, chosen to photograph champions, riders, trainers and owners. From the first Arizona lightning monsoon season, Bo very quickly became a Lightning Storm Chaser. Striking-Photography.com, www.ArizonaLightning.com and aka www.TheLightningMan.com was born. A very fun, exciting and dangerous job! Since 1987 he has spent many years pursuing elusive lightning storms spanning miles of natural desert. It takes great dedication, courage and desire to grip a metal camera upon a metal tripod astride mountain peaks with lightning crashing mere paces away. His prints reflect the courage and passion he feels for his art. He has been featured on television and in print. In 1991 The VVA honored him by choosing his Photograph "Operation Desert Storm" as the official print of the Arizona Desert Storm Memorial Fund. The men and the flag represent the "Operation" and the Victory and Liberation of Kuwait. The Saguaro represents the "Desert" and the men and women who served in the Gulf. The Lightning represents the "Storm" and the Air War with swift, precise strikes. Twenty years after leaving Boulder, Bo decided to relocate his family back in Colorado. He settled in Boulder County. Lovin Life in Boulder County! Facebook Twitter G+ Bo featured on ABC News TV 15 Bo featured on TV 3
Posted on December 29, 2012, in Lightning Thunderstorm Weather Photography and tagged 'colorado acrylic prints', 'Colorado metal prints', 'Colorado nature landscape', 'Colorado nature', 'photography prints', blue, bronco, Colorado, colorado landscapes, Decorative Canvas Prints, DIA, DIA Horse, fine art, gift, Horse, James bo Insogna, Landscapes, Lightning, manipulated, mustang, storm, storms. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.