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Atelier Aquarell & Fotografie

Tag Archives: Colorado

Deep In The San Juan Mountains


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


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


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 →

Frames Within Frames


Ghost town cabin
Animas Forks, Colorado — July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

For what it’s worth, I get asked frequently how I can take such photos with a lowly point-and-shoot.  The answer is to expose for the highlights and post-process for the shadows.  This image was a big challenge because the difference between the interior and exterior light levels was so great, and the colors looked weird; however, converting the image to monochrome took care of both issues, especially when bringing out the shadow details.

And yes, I heavily post-process my images in both Photoshop and Lightroom — but I try to make the edits appear as natural as possible.

Summer Thunder


Above Alta Lakes
Alta, Colorado — July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

From a trip long ago, when we wandered over near Telluride and explored the dirt roads up to the snow line.