Spring is around the corner
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|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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