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Tag Archives: Colorado

After The Tourons Have Left

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Buildings on Greene Street
Silverton, Colorado — December 2009
Leica D-LUX 4 + 24-60mm

Blowing Snow In The San Juans

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Looking toward the headwaters of Cement Creek
Silverton, Colorado — July 2018
Watercolor on 4″x 6″ paper

One of the things I like about art is that it can be done anytime, anywhere.  Below is the original photo I shot of our old property in Colorado over a decade ago, and I used it as the basis for the above watercolor painting last weekend.

When I was a teenager doing art, this watercolor would have driven me mad — as it doesn’t look exactly like the photograph, it’s not realistic enough.  And now?  Now I love being able to selectively edit an image and paint it however I wish.

Looking toward Tower Mountain
Silverton, Colorado — June 2007
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd + 36-108mm

Coming Down From 11,800 Feet

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The road down from Ophir Pass
Ophir, Colorado — July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

Sunset From Our Old Property

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Looking toward Red Mountain
Gladstone, Colorado — July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

Misty Mountain Hop

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Looking down the Cement Creek drainage
Minnehaha Basin, Colorado — May 1999
Leica M3 + Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.0
Agfa Scala 200 + Commercial black and white processing

I’m getting a hankering for the real mountains again.

Deep In The San Juan Mountains

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Looking toward Tower Mountain
Silverton, Colorado — June 2007
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd + 36-108mm

We very much miss seeing this view, which was taken from the upper-end of our property near Silverton, Colorado.  We bought the seven acre mining plot on a lark, hoping to build a cozy cabin on it later… but that was not meant to be. Continue Reading →

Up And Up

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On the drive toward American Peak
Animas Forks, Colorado — July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

In the mountains, high above the ghost town of Animas Forks, Colorado.  It looks dramatic, and it was.

Published Work — Music CD & Liner

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Steam locomotive arrives
Silverton, Colorado — July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

Here’s an example of having the right image, at the right time, and for the right price. Continue Reading →