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Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills BW

Lightning Striking Longs Peak Foothills BW

 

Lightning bolts, cloud to ground striking the front range foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Boulder County.  A view of the Twin Peaks, Mount Meeker 13,911′ and Longs Peak 14,256′ in the distance.  This is the black and white version.

This storm came in fast about 8:30 pm, one thing I have learned about Colorado Lightning storms in the springtime… they come in fast and do not last long.  For me as soon as I saw some flashed in the sky, out the door and landed where I could to get a composition view of Longs Peak.  As I was set up shooting a farmer showed up to deliver 8 boxes of live bees, he told me hopefully it will all go well. Lucky for me it did.  The Lightning was all over in less than twenty minutes.

It moved north but died out.  Looking forward to the warmer weather when the lightning in the storm last a little longer.    Here are my settings for this Lightning session. ISO 100 – 20sec – f5.6 – 28mm.  Hope you enjoy.

 

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Colorado black and white fine art nature landscape weather photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by storm chaser  James Bo Insogna  aka “The Lightning Man” .com (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

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Dusted Flatiron Boulder Colorado

Dusted Flatiron Art Print

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.

Custom prints for sale online –  Dusted Flatiron    – Colorado Fine art nature landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

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Rocky Mountain Foothills Lightning Extravaganza

Rocky M Rocky Mountain Foothills Lighting Extravaganza  Stretched Canvas Print / Canvas Art

Lightning thunderstorm extravaganza above and striking the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in North Boulder County, view west across McIntosh Lake in Longmont .  It was an incredible night of lightning strikes.  It was a very special night for me as it was the one year anniversary of my fathers passing so I felt he was up there putting on the show for me.  Thanks Dad!  This is one exposure. Here are the setting ISO 200 – 15 sec – f7.1 – 90mm – 08-05-2019  10:42pm – ( Prints for sale online – Rocky Mountain Foothills Lighting Extravaganza )
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Horses Winter Snow and Fog Scenic landscape

 Horses in the Winter Snow and Fog  Metal Print

Scenic landscape view of a variety horses grazing on the foothills just north of Boulder in north Boulder County.  Jack frost showed up this week, a very frosty foggy day in the Colorado Rocky Mountains foothills and plains.    ( Prints available online –  Horses in the Winter Snow and Fog )

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Palomino Horse in the Snow

 Palomino Horse in the Snow Acrylic Print

It was so nice for this beautiful Palomino horse to pose for me in the snow and a  background of fog. Some Palomino facts. Palomino is a coat color in horses, consisting of a gold coat and white mane and tail. Genetically, the palomino color is created by a single allele of a dilution gene called the cream gene working on a “red” (chestnut) base coat.  ( Prints for sale online – Palomino Horse in the Snow )

Some palomino horses are classified as a color breed. However, unlike the Appaloosa or the Friesian, which are distinct breeds that also happen to have a unique color preference, Palomino color breed registries often accept a wide range of breed or type if the animals are properly golden-colored. The Palomino cannot be a true horse breed, however, because palomino color is an incomplete dominant gene and does not breed “true”. A palomino crossed with a palomino may result in a palomino about 50% of the time, but could also produce a chestnut (25% probability) or a cremello (25% probability). Thus, palomino is simply a partially expressed color allele and not a set of characteristics that make up a “breed.”
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Smiling Palomino in the Snow

Smiling Palomino in the Snow

Love this view of this beautiful smiling Palomino horse in the snow.  A Palomino is not a horse breed, but a color of horse.  Palominos can be any type of breed and can be registered in that particular breeds registry.  However, every Palomino that is registered with the Palomino Horse Breeders of America must have the Palomino colors and must stand 14 to 17 hands tall.  In order to be registered they can only have white on them below the knee or on their face.  Prints available online – Smiling Palomino in the Snow

The Palomino gains its name from the Royal family in Spain, Palomina. Horses with Palomino coloring have been very popular throughout history. Cortes brought a number of Queen Isabella’s Palominos with him to America in 1519. Some of these, or their offspring, eventually escaped and contributed to the Palomino coloring once common in Mustangs. Although Palominos are found in many different breeds, about 50 percent are registered Quarter horses.

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Rocky Mountain Horses in the Snow and Fog

Rocky Mountain Horses Snow and Fog - James Bo Insogna

A very frosty foggy day in the Colorado Rocky Mountains foothills and plains.  This is a view of a variety horses grazing on the foothills just north of the City of Boulder in north Boulder County.  Prints available online –  Rocky Mountain Horses in the Snow and Fog

Colorado Fine art nature landscape photography images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.
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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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Full Moon on the CO Front Range BW

Full Moon on the CO Front Range BW

Two horses grazing on the rural front range foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with a full moon setting in Boulder County.   ( Prints for sale online –  Full Moon on the CO Front Range BW )

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Boulder Colorado Colorful Sunrise Wide Panorama View

Boulder Colorado Colorful Sunrise Wide Panorama View

A panorama scenic overlook colorful sunrise sky view from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a view of the city of Boulder, Colorado, Boulder County and out into the plains for miles to Longmont.  The city of Boulder is 5,430 feet (more than a mile) above sea level. Nearby Denver has an altitude of 5,280 feet and is known as the Mile High City.    ( Buy prints online – Boulder Colorado Colorful Sunrise Wide Panorama View )

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