Monthly Archives: February 2014
Budweiser Thunderstorm Power
Budweiser Power – Massive Lightning Thunderstorm all over the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Brewery. This was one crazy amazing storm. I chased this very erratic lightning thunderstorm all the way to Wyoming. It was sooooo crazy at one point I would hit my shutter button then jump in the back of the SUV to get my feet off the wet ground. This is one of mnay images in this series. This is two images layered to keep the noise low, equal to a 30 sec exposure, f11, 75mm, ISO 100, WB tungsen. Look for more in the gallery. Custom prints available online: Budweiser Thunderstorm Power
Lightning fact: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) endeavored to test the theory that sparks shared some similarity with lightning by using a spire which was being erected in Philadelphia. While waiting for completion of the spire, he got the idea to use a flying object such as a kite. Read the rest of this entry
Lightning Thunderstorm Over North Boulder Colorado
Colorado Lightning Thunderstorm May 23rd, 2011. This storm came in from the south, I was in North Boulder County and saw it hitting over boulder and the Flatirons. There were four award winning shots that I took with my eyes and mind but could not get a good location to get that shot in time.
It was hitting about every ten to 15 minutes and lightning bolts hit over Boulder about 8 -10 times, good cloud to cloud and to ground strikes. By the time I got here it started to die and go north. This is the 2nd shot in this storm looking NW from 75th Street, west towards the Rocky Mountains front range foothills. Lights on the right are from IBM and behind that is Hay Stack Mountain. Buy a custom print online – Lightning Thunderstorm Over North Boulder Colorado
Teepee Sunset Portrait
Vertical images of an Indian Teepee high up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with a colorful sunset in the sky. This teepee goes up every year and is always a great part of my summer here in Colorado.
Some teepee facts: Teepees or tipi were originally used by American Indians as a portable shelter that could easily be moved if the tribe needed to relocate. They were built from commonly found materials like animal hides and wooden poles. The canvas of the tepee could be personalized by the inhabitant by painting on a tribal pattern or other design.
The first teepees were used by American Indians in the Great Plains. The name is derived from the Lakota tribe’s word “tipi,” which literally translates to “they dwell
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Colorado Indian Teepee Sunset
Fine art landscape scenic images of an western Indian Teepee in the high country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with a colorful sunset sky. And I am happy to say I was the first to sleep in the teepee and it was very comfortable. Buy a custom print online – Colorado Indian Teepee Sunset .
Teepee or Tipi covers are made by sewing together strips of canvas or tanned bison hide (historically) and cutting out a semicircular shape from the resulting surface. The cover historically used buffalo skins; an optional skin/cloth lining; and a canvas or bison calf skin (historically) door. There may also be an optional, partial interior ceiling, called an ozan in Lakota, that covers sleepers and protects them from rain
Cloudscape Portrait 52
The ever changing clouds at sunset as they started to boil and produce some great lightning and rain. Colorful cloudscape # 52. Buy a custom print on line – Cloudscape Portrait 52
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. – John Lubbock
Colorado Ypsilon Mountain Rocky Mountain National Park
Ypsilon Mountain sits in the Northern part of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in a range known as the Mummy Range. Ypsilon Mountain, elevation 13,514 ft. Buy a custom print on line- Colorado Ypsilon Mountain Rocky Mountain National Park
The rocky mountains form the Continental Divide, separating rivers draining to the Atlantic and Arctic oceans from those draining to the Pacific. The major Atlantic-bound rivers rising in the Rockies include the Rio Grande, Arkansas, Platte, Yellowstone, Missouri, and Saskatchewan. Those draining to the Arctic include the Peace, Athabasca, and Liard rivers. Flowing to the Pacific Ocean are the Colorado, Columbia, Snake, Fraser, and Yukon rivers.
RMNP spans 265,769 acres of pristine wilderness (358 square miles), making it one of the largest national parks in the United States. Before 1978, there were very few moose in Rocky Mountain National Park. In 1978 and 1979, 24 moose were relocated from Wyoming, and by 1994, the herd had grown to 700 moose. Today, most of the moose in Rocky Mountain National Park are on the western side, in and near Grand Lake.
Continental Divide Co Rocky Mountain National Park
A scenic landscape view of the continental divide in Colorado Rocky Mountains national park with snow blowing over the divide ridge a beautiful sight to see. The park is split by the Continental Divide, which gives the eastern and western portions of the park a much different character. Buy a custom print on line – Continental Divide CO Rocky Mountains National Park BW
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Dusted Flatiron Boulder Colorado
Scenic landscape view of fresh fallen snow and dusted flatirons on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder Colorado, Boulder County. Boulder has been referred to as the “Boulder Bubble” and “28 square miles surrounded by reality.”
Boulder’s Third Flatiron, which towers 1,400 feet high — a few hundred feet higher than the Empire State Building — has been climbed by people without using their hands, on roller skates, naked, and in 8 minutes (by separate climbers).
The Flatiron Mountains got their name by pioneer women who said they looked like flat, metal irons used to iron their clothes. Boulder is surrounded by more than 31,000 acres of recreational open space and nature preserves.
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Chapel on the Rock
Winter Season view of St Malo’s Chapel on the Rock, Built atop a massive granite rock, it’s in every way a part of the valley landscape. Saint Catherine’s Stone Chapel on the Rock sits in the shadow of Mount Meeker, the 13,916-foot peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Chapel on the Rock (officially, Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel) is a popular tourist landmark in Allenspark, Colorado, visited by thousands every year. The chapel is located on the grounds of the Saint Malo Retreat Center, the retreat center for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, near Mount Meeker. In 1999, Boulder County designated the chapel as a historic site. Pope John Paul II prayed at the chapel during his visit to Denver for World Youth Day in 1993.
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Longs Peak Winter View
Longs Peak is one of the 54 mountains with summits over 14,000 feet in Colorado. Long’s is the only “fourteener” in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the most popular with climbers. In this image you can see snow blowing over the ridges. The East Face of the mountain as seen in this image is quite very steep, and is surmounted by a gigantic sheer cliff known as “The Diamond” named because of its shape, approximately that of a cut diamond. Trails that ascend Longs Peak include the East Longs Peak Trail, the Longs Peak Trail, the Keyhole Route, Clark’s Arrow and the Shelf Trail. Buy this print for sale online – Longs Peak Winter View