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How the Art Happens - Don't Call Me Skunk Cabbage

March 31, 2021 - There's a plant in the high country that grows every spring in damp areas. It has huge, bright green leaves but doesn't...
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How the Art Happens - Crystal Mill Colors

October 14, 2020 - Crystal Mill Colors A few years ago after most of the leaves had fallen from the trees near my home I decided to make...
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How the Art Happens - Aspenshine

September 09, 2020 - Aspenshine I am fortunate to live in an area favored by many of the world's best artists for capturing fall foliage....
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How the Art Happens - Half Dome Sunset

April 29, 2020 - Half Dome Sunset Many years ago, I found myself in Yosemite National Park in early November. I had spent a few days d...
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How the Art Happens - Red Lady Glow

January 15, 2020 - Red Lady Glow Autumn is beautiful up here in the mountains of western Colorado. The aspen groves around Crested Butte...
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How the Art Happens - Paradise by Moonlight

January 08, 2020 - Paradise by Moonlight It's such a dramatic and peaceful scene when you witness it for the first time. Really, every tim...
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How the Art Happens - Autumn Frosting

November 06, 2019 - Autumn Frosting The first heavy frost of autumn usually catches us off-guard. The fact that there was enough moisture...
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How the Art Happens - The Calico Forest

October 30, 2019 - The Calico Forest Fall is my favorite season. I'm especially drawn to the warm hues and warm temperatures that usuall...
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How the Art Happens - A Mountain of Bones

October 23, 2019 - A Mountain of Bones Once the leaves fall from the trees, a quiet, somber, introspection, sets upon me. It may look, t...
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How the Art Happens - The Gold Spot

October 16, 2019 - The Gold Spot Our fall color is over for this season. It was late in arriving and didn't seem to last very long this...
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How the Art Happens - Early Snow on East Beckwith Mountain

October 02, 2019 - Early Snow on East Beckwith Mountain Did you ever have one of those days that you just had to get outside and go for...
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How the Art Happens - The Base of the Butte

September 11, 2019 - The Base of the Butte Our fall colors seem to be happening a little late this year. I'm hoping that when the leaves d...
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Using Adobe Photoshop to Achieve a Hand-Tinted Effect

March 20, 2014 - Colorful homes and buildings of Crested Butte, Colorado below the towering peaks of Paradise Divide. Technology makes...
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New Work for The Crested Butte Festival of the Arts

June 06, 2013 - Fall Fantasy Panorama I must apologize for being absent for the past month. July and August are the only times of the y...
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Tips on Photographing Rainbows

June 06, 2013 - Rainbow over Crested Butte Mountain Now that it’s finally summer in western Colorado the “monsoonal flow” of moisture...
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Back Lighting Rescues a Couple of Pasque Flowers

June 06, 2013 - Nurturing Pasque Flowers Well, the wildflowers are upon us again! It’s always amazing to me how quickly we can go from f...
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Crested Butte Photo Workshops Announce Colorado Fall Colors Workshop for 2011

June 06, 2013 - Intense Fall Colors Near Kebler Pass, Colorado J. C. Leacock and I are once again pleased to offer our popular Colorado...
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Whetstone Mists, or How Less is More

June 06, 2013 - Spring Snow on Whetstone Mountain and Cold Spring Ranch. Most of us up here in the Colorado high country are about read...
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Semi-Random Photo Thoughts on a Sunday Afternoon

June 06, 2013 - A Hand-Shaped Cloud Catches Half a Moon. Sometimes stuff just happens! You’re chatting in the driveway with your neighb...
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I’m Trying to be an Impressionist Photographer

June 06, 2013 - Spring #1 I love the work of the Impressionists. Their ability to reduce a scene to line, form, color and texture is am...
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Mother Nature is a Fickle Woman

June 06, 2013 - Rainbow and Lightning Mother nature can be a fickle woman. (I hope she’s not listening) She doesn’t always give us what...
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A Tale of Two Photographs

June 06, 2013 - Columbine 2 Columbine 1 It’s going to be a few months before we start seeing flowers up here again but with forecast...
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McClure Pass Spring Aspen Panorama

June 06, 2013 - McClure Pass Spring Aspen Grove This past week’s weather has me thinking about spring. I know it officially begins toda...
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The Art of Patience and Paying Attention

June 06, 2013 - Intense sunrise color over Crested Butte Mountain, Colorado The title of this post could have just as easily been “The...
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A Weather Geek tries to Photograph a Snowstorm

June 06, 2013 - Blowing snow creates ghostly trees in a snowstorm. I love weather. It’s no secret that thunderstorms, snowstorms, lig...
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“Lone Pine” the Theory of Contrast

June 06, 2013 - A small pine tree in a forest of aspens. Contrast seems to be a recurring theme in my photography. I think it’s a theme...
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Colorful Crested Butte in a Black and White Paradise

June 06, 2013 - Colorful buildings of Crested Butte surrounded by a Black and White Paradise. I’m not one to really enjoy spending time...
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The Peaks of Paradise Divide Tower over Crested Butte, Colorado

June 06, 2013 - Winter brings its challenges to those of us who live at altitude. First, there’s snow which is our only form of precipit...
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Why Mount Emmons is Called The Red Lady…Really!

June 06, 2013 - Mount Emmons aka The Red Lady The mountain immediately to the west of Crested Butte is officially called Mount Emmons b...
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A Huge Snow Storm Makes for some Beautiful Photographs

June 06, 2013 - Peace in the Trees If you’ve been watching the news lately or following any Crested Butte folks on Facebook you would k...
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Autumn Winds

June 06, 2013 - For years I’ve been experimenting with “shooting the breeze”. You know, capturing the effects of wind on a two dimension...
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Sunset Solitude

June 06, 2013 - Muted autumn colors capture beautiful sunset light. As autumn’s colors start to fade and those of us who live in the “hi...
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The Road Less Traveled

June 06, 2013 - Snow Covered Beckwith Mountains in Western Colorado (click for a larger view) This week’s photograph, The Road Less T...
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Praying for Clouds

June 06, 2013 - A dry summer has let to a dry fall here in the Colorado high country. I hadn’t really thought about how much I appreciat...
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