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Full Moon Over Boulder County Colorado City Lights

Full Moon Over City Lights Art Print

A portrait view of the 2nd day of the August 2014 supermoon as it is rising over the city lights of Boulder County, Colorado. View looking east from highway 36 north of Boulder on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. 8-11-14 – 8:33 pm

Colorado fine art nature landscape photography images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Full Moon Over City Lights Art Print

 

 

 

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Lightning Dome Over the City Lights

Lightning Dome

Lightning bolts in the shape of an arch creating a dome over the city lights. This is one of my all time favorite images,  hope you like it as much as I do.  It is amazing what a lightning bolt can do and how far it will go.

Fact: Most lightning strikes average 2 to 3 miles long and carry a current of 10000 Amps at 100 million Volts.  Lightning can… and often does strike in the same place twice. Tall buildings and monuments are frequently hit by lightning.

Custom prints of all sizes are available online of Lightning Dome over the City Lights

 

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Longmont City Lights and a Venus Morning Sky

City Lights and a Venus Morning Sky

An early morning view of Longmont Colorado City lights looking east before the sunrise with a bright view of Planet Venus in the sky. The sky’s brightest planet is very prominent in the eastern predawn and dawn sky throughout April.

Here are some facts about this planet.  Venus, is the second planet from the sun and is named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty. The only planet named after a female.

A day on Venus lasts longer than a year: It takes 243 Earth days to rotate once on its axis. The planet’s orbit around the Sun takes 225 Earth days, compared to the Earth’s 365.

Venus is often called the Earth’s sister planet: Earth and Venus are very similar in size with only a 638 km difference in diameter, Venus having 81.5% of the Earth’s mass. Both also have a central core, a molten mantle and a crust.

Venus rotates counter-clockwise: Also known as retrograde rotation. A possible reason might be a collision in the past with an asteroid or other object that caused the planet to alter its rotational path. It also differs from most other planets in our solar system by having no natural satellites.

Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky: Only the Moon is brighter. With a magnitude of between -3.8 to -4.6 Venus is so bright it can be seen during daytime on a clear day.

Atmospheric pressure on Venus is 92 times greater than the Earth’s: While its size and mass are similar to Earth, the small asteroids are crushed when entering its atmosphere, meaning no small craters lie on the surface of the planet. The pressure felt by a human on the surface would be equivalent to  that experienced deep beneath the sea on Earth.

Venus is also known as the Morning Star and the Evening Star: Early civilizations thought Venus was two different bodies, called Phosphorus and Hesperus by the Greeks, and Lucifer and Vesper by the Romans.

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Boulder Colorado Dawn City Lights Panorama

Boulder Colorado Colorful Dawn City Lights Panorama

The morning magic hour, this is a large 9 image wide panorama scenic at a colorful dawn of the City of Boulder Colorado and beyond. Boulder is at an elevation of 5,400 feet above sea-level, the city is located 30 miles northwest of the Colorado state capital of Denver.

Boulder is home to the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state’s largest university. In January 2010, Boulder was named one of the Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. according to TripAdvisor. Lonely Planet has named Boulder the #7 Top US Travel Destination for 2012. (December 2011). In 2010, Boulder was named one of America’s Nine Best College Towns by IndependentTraveler.com and one of the Top 12 Best College Football Towns by the Associated Press.  (Prints available online –  Boulder Colorado Dawn City Lights Panorama)

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Downtown Boulder Colorado Morning Sepia View SC

 Downtown Boulder Colorado Morning Sepia View SC - James Bo Insogna

Downtown Boulder, Colorado,  “Pearl Street Mall” scenic view from Flagstaff mountain  with a early morning sunrise.   The pedestrian area stretches from 11th Street to 15th Street along Pearl Street and is home to a number of businesses, art galleries and restaurants as well as the Boulder County Courthouse. Boulder is nestled in the foothills, where the rolling plains meet the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Prints for sale online – Downtown Boulder Colorado Morning Sepia View SC

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Downtown Boulder Colorado Morning View

Downtown Boulder Colorado Morning View

Downtown Boulder, Colorado,  “Pearl Street Mall” scenic view from Flagstaff mountain  with a colorful early morning sunrise.  The Pearl Street Mall (also referred to as Pearl Street, Downtown Boulder or just simply Downtown) is a four block pedestrian mall.  The pedestrian area stretches from 11th Street to 15th Street along Pearl Street and is home to a number of businesses, art galleries and restaurants as well as the Boulder County Courthouse. Boulder is nestled in the foothills, where the rolling plains meet the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Prints for sale online –  Downtown Boulder Colorado Morning View

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Downtown Boulder Colorado City Lights Sunrise

 Downtown Boulder Colorado City Lights Sunrise - James Bo Insogna

Downtown Boulder, Colorado scenic view from Flagstaff mountain of the city lights with a colorful early morning sunrise. Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet. The city is about 25 miles northwest of Denver. In this image you can also see the morning traffic on the diagonal highway that connects Boulder with Longmont.  Prints for sale online – Downtown Boulder Colorado City Lights Sunrise

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City Lights Boulder Colorado Panorama Sunrise

City Lights Boulder Colorado Panorama Sunrise

Nothing like an early morning sunrise in Colorado. This is a panorama view from Flagstaff Mountain above the city of Boulder Colorado with a city light view of  the downtown Boulder mall  on the left and the University of Colorado with colors in the sky at sunrise.  This very large panorama image of the city lights of Boulder Colorado is 8 portrait images stitched together. Prints for sale on line – City Lights Boulder Colorado Panorama Sunrise

This has to be one of my favorite places and drives.  It is amazing how high in elevation you go up in such a short distance.  If you take this all the way up you get to Walker Ranch and Gross Reservoir.  Beautiful place to have a picnic.

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Double Lightning Strikes in Sepia HDR

Double Lightning Strikes in Sepia HDR

Double trouble lightning strikes, two C2G or cloud to ground lightning bolts striking the city lights.  These two bolts start high up in the clouds before making their way to the ground. looking North East of Longmont, Boulder County and Weld County, Colorado.  Black and white sepia HDR processing on this version.  8-20-2011 – 11:00pm  – ISO 250 – F5.6 – 15 Sec – 28mm.  These two strikes happened at the same time.   Buy Prints On-Line – Double Lightning Strikes in Sepia HDR Read the rest of this entry

America The Powerful Nation

America The Powerful Nation

USA  America National Country flag background with massive colorful cloud to ground lightning bolts hitting the horizon of city lights.   Love doing patriotic images!  BIG fan of the Red, White and Blues!  Hope you like!

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