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Colorado

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Colorado National Monument

After spending a day or so at Maroon Bells, we headed west towards the border of Utah – to see the sights around Grand Junction.  The landscape slowly turned from evergreens and aspens lining jagged ridges to plateaus and mesas – glowing red in the afternoon sun. Continue Reading

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Maroon Bells

Driving through the Elk mountains in Colorado is a stunning experience. Rows and groves of pale, spindly aspens paired with pines line the road to Maroon Bells. Continue Reading

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Colorado I-70 West

It’s hard to believe a month has passed already since we were exploring Colorado’s landscape. Colorado’s outdoorsy good looks starts as soon as you leave Denver and go West.  The following section is from the 3 hour drive from Denver to Snowmass. It was geological eye candy. Continue Reading

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Denver Botanic Gardens

On our last day in Denver we hit up the botanic gardens.  The design behind the gardens is very color-centric with large gardens of flowers in similar hues, with the hues changing as you pass through the entire facility.  It’s a good stop for a fair-weather day.  It was so hot in Denver the afternoon we went that I was physically drained about 2 hours in – so go early morning! Continue Reading

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USAF Academy Cadet Chapel

Architecture is one of the sweetest highlights of every trip we take.  This trip we decided to visit the Air Force Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs.  It’s pretty striking from the outside with it’s sharp lines and futuristic visage.  Continue Reading

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Flight to Colorado

Our flight from Atlanta to Denver was rerouted through Texas and New Mexico before heading north to Denver because of local storms. It meant our flight landed about an hour later but it also meant we arrived in Colorado during a beautiful sunset with some dramatic stormclouds. I was really thrilled to use my new 16-35mm lens with an ND filter thrown on top to help handle some of the high contrast. The results? Stunning.

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