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Spring is around the corner


Spring is around the corner
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Copyright: Paul Gana (PaulGana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 3 N: 129] (595)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-14
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG AF, Tiffen 55mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/18.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-16 13:33
Viewed: 3776
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I know this photo may not look like the title describes, at least at first glance, but if you look closely on the lower right there is free flowing water, this stream is starting to thaw out from it's winter hibernation. Of course in Colorado winter lasts for 9 months of the year.

This photo was taken near Berthoud Pass in COlorado's front range mountains. This was taken on the I70 side which is the main highway between Denver and the major ski resorts of Vail, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and so on. The other side of Berthoud Pass (the northern side) is the famous Winter Park ski resort. This was taken right at the bottom of Berthoud Pass on this road that is right before the first switch back. This road leads to the Henderson Mine which is just on the other side of these trees, you can see steam coming up from behind the trees below the mountains, well that is the mine.

Berthoud Pass is a high mountain pass reaching elevations of 11600 feet (3547 meters) that separates the major towns and ski resorts of the front range and the3 more rural and slower paced Frasier Valley, it is also the only access point for the western part of Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter

earlier this same morning I was near Mt. evans which is one of Colorado's many 14,000 foot (approx. 4300 meters) mountains and which is highly visible from Denver.I was hearing birds chirping before sunrise, another clear sign of springs arrival. I have noticed on many photography related websites recent photos of flowers, though I haven't seen any flowers in Colorado yet, I have seen plenty of trees in the Denver area that are budding already.

I also took my 4X5 with me and got a couple large format shots of this scene, I am currently getting them processed in a top of the line professional photo lab, one of the best in the U.S. I will be posting that photo when I get the processing done and the photo scanned in

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-16 13:40]

Hi Paul. This is a beautiful compostion of the mountain view. You have captured a very life like picture. with good use of the light which has given bright colours. i like the shadows on the snowfrom the tall fir trees.Spring is on the way for us as well. TFS.
Nick..

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-16 13:57]

Hi Paul!
Beautiful scenery with some great colors.
Regards,
Adrian

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-03-22 22:58]

Hi Paul!

Indeed, this picture is very seasonal and typical for the vernal melting. It's amazing for me to see how similar this landscape is to my home. I like the simplicity of the picture and the serenity it evokes very much.

Kind regards

Markus

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