As I had mentioned in my earlier blog post, the Colorado visit was not going to be a photography trip since I was showing my Mom around. I was almost always driving to and from locations during the best light but I was lucky to have favorable conditions at times. While we visited a few familiar locations, I also used the time to scout out some new locations that I might visit in the future.
If you haven't been to Colorado, you must visit! It's scenery is amazing and it is almost a guarantee that you will run into some kind of wildlife if you get away from the city.
White River National Forest, Colorado
The biggest attraction are the Rocky Mountains.
The Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado
The alpine lakes are a pretty sight.
American Pika - Mt. Evans, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado
And wildlife is abundant. Other than the American Pika (seen above) we had a chance to view Elk, Marmots, Coyote and Red Fox. All without trying to find them!
The temperatures and weather were all over the place. From bright sunshine and 90 degrees in Denver to hail and freezing conditions with 40-50 mph winds in the mountains, we seemed to experience the full gamut in 5 days. There is a reason they say weather in the high country can be variable.
All in all, It was a very enjoyable trip. It was great to share some these natural wonders with my Mom. The photographs were a bonus. Now...when can I go back?
September 30 - Baltimore Camera Club
November 4 - Manassas Warrenton Camera Club
November 10 - Arundel Camera Club
November 15 - Reston Photographic Society
December 2 - Silver Spring Camera Club
C&O Canal and the Potomac River (field session) - Sept. 26
West Virginia Fall Tour - October 7-10
Great Falls - October 30-31 (only 2 spot available)
Great Falls (field session) - Nov. 6
Photoshop for Photographers (One day workshop) - Nov. 7
Chincoteague Island - November 19-21 (only 2 spots available)