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How the Art Happens - Cathedral

April 07, 2021 - Cathedral Springtime brings green grass and leaves along with flowers to most parts of our country. Life at 9,000 feet...
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How the Art Happens - East River Red

November 13, 2019 - East River Red This small but beautiful river meanders through a valley just a few miles from my home. I spend lots o...
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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 - Sunset at the Hereford Corral

September 25, 2019 - Sunset at the Hereford Corral Many years ago, when I was in college in Oklahoma, I had a roommate from the panhandle...
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How the Art Happens - Whetstone Mists

August 03, 2019 - Whetstone Mists Whetstone Mountain is, in my opinion, the most photogenic mountain in the Crested Butte area. I say t...
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How the Art Happens - Daybreak Crested Butte

July 24, 2019 - Daybreak - Crested Butte, Colorado Crested Butte, Colorado got its start in the late 1800s as a mining town. Like man...
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How the Art Happens - Busy Corner

June 27, 2019 - Busy Corner I moved to Colorado from southern Oklahoma. Until recently, I still had family living in Duncan, Oklahoma a...
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How the Art Happens - Silverton, Colorado

June 12, 2019 - Silverton, Colorado Silverton, Colorado is a former mining town located high in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Man...
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How the Art Happens - Fearless

June 05, 2019 - Fearless Every winter our search and rescue organization hosts the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Th...
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How the Art Happens - Reflecting on West Beckwith

May 29, 2019 - Reflecting on West Beckwith Mountain About twelve years ago I started teaching photography workshops and leading photo...
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How the Art Happens - The Hand of God

May 22, 2019 - The Hand of God I moved from Oklahoma to Colorado over 30 years ago. Chasing amazing skies was a frequent occupation wh...
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How the Art Happens - East River Green

May 15, 2019 - East River Green The East River drains snowmelt from the Raggeds and Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness areas northwest...
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How the Art Happens - Snow Tango

May 08, 2019 - Snow Tango Midway between Crested Butte and Gunnison, Colorado, like towers in the middle of the pasture, there are the...
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How the Art Happens - On the Path to Solitude

May 01, 2019 - On the Path to Solitude I love to drive and explore places I've never seen or revisit places I've been during different...
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How the Art Happens - There's a Delicate Nature to Spring

April 24, 2019 - There's a Delicate Nature to Spring I love aspen trees. They grow straight and tall and they do it quickly. They also c...
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How the Art Happens - Shelter From the Storm

April 17, 2019 - Shelter From the Storm I loved this old barn. I drove past it several times each week, in every season, at every time o...
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How the Art Happens - Death Valley Dunes

April 10, 2019 - Death Valley Dunes It seems our weather works in cycles. This winter and spring have been very wet on our western coast...
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How the Art Happens - A Celebration of the Ancients

April 03, 2019 - A Celebration of the Ancients Mesa Verde National Park is truly one of the gems of the National Park system in the US....
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How the Art Happens - Winter Melody

March 27, 2019 - Winter Melody I pass by this grove of aspen trees several times each day. When I look at them from this angle, directly...
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How the Art Happens - The Last of the Winter Bones

March 21, 2019 - The Last of the Winter Bones For me, spring is the most difficult season to create images. I live in a small town 9,4...
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Changing Perspective - Using Drones for Landscape Photography

January 24, 2018 - About 5 years ago I purchased my first quadcopter with the idea of offering a new perspective of homes and properties fo...
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Preparing Photos for Social Media

October 16, 2017 - Social media like Facebook can be a great and free marketing tool for our art. Lots of photographers post images every d...
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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

August 07, 2017 - Way back in May of 2012 we had a solar eclipse visible in the southern part of the USA. Since successful viewing of an e...
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The Cameras that Got Me to Where I Am Today Part 1

June 24, 2017 - Most of us that have been making pictures for any length of time have used a wide variety of camera equipment. Especiall...
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Photographing Transitional Seasons

November 11, 2013 - by Dusty Demerson, photographer I love photographing fall colors. It’s my favorite time of year. The vibrancy of yellow...
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Why Use a Tripod

November 04, 2013 - Most of my photography students hate using a tripod. I hated them too, when I was learning photography. Over time, I’ve...
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Waiting for the Light

October 21, 2013 - I have no idea how many times I’ve been really excited about photographing a fabulous landscape to only be unhappy once...
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Sun or Shade – Which is best to photograph wildflowers?

July 15, 2013 - If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough. Robert Capa After a week of teaching wildflower photo...
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Just Because Your Art is More Difficult to Make Doesn’t Mean It’s Better

June 06, 2013 - Fire In The Grove Over the course of an average day I get to interact with a fair number of people. I go out for breakf...
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When to Use HDR Photo Processing Technique

June 06, 2013 - Old mining truck in Colorado In the past couple of years photographers have seen an overwhelming number of new digital...
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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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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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It’s Almost Wildflower Season Again in Crested Butte

June 06, 2013 - Bright blue lupine bloom below snow-covered Gothic Mountain. OK! A little truth in advertising might be in order for th...
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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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Death Valley Dunes

June 06, 2013 - A fierce wind whips sand dunes into shape. A few years ago California’s Death Valley National Park received lots of rar...
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I Find Inspiration in the Work of Other Photographers

June 06, 2013 - Roofscape from Silverton, Colorado I’m not much of an architectural photographer. I usually refer my long-time friend B...
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“Fearless”

June 06, 2013 - Small pine tree seemingly threatened by looming shadows of larger trees Way back in the winter of 2004 I got it into my...
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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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Snowstorm Panorama from Taylor Canyon, Colorado

June 06, 2013 - Winter in Taylor Canyon It’s no secret that I like storms. Snowstorms are no exception. But when it’s dumping outside w...
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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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A Winter Melody

June 06, 2013 - Winter Melody Once again it’s snowing in the Crested Butte high country and scenes like this will be popping up in the...
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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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Crested Butte, Colorado photographer, Dusty Demerson creates fine art photography displayed as prints and canvases and provides private photo tours in and around western Colorado.

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