Published Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 5:11 pm
Now blooming in Eldorado Canyon: Campanula rotundifolia (harebell).
Published Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 4:05 pm
I just returned from the North Rim of the Black Canyon. This is the sunset from Exclamation Point – what an amazing view into the narrows! North Chasm Wall is on the left – maybe someday I’ll climb it…
Published Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 3:09 pm
Sunrise at Lake Isabelle in the Indian Peaks Wilderness of Colorado. Shoshoni Peak basks in alpenglow.
Published Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 6:54 pm
Dawn at Chatuaqua. Penstemon (?) in bloom.
Published Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 6:55 pm
Just returned from the Black Hills. Baby bison are pretty cute…and then they grow up.
Published Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 7:38 pm
Dan digging deep to onsight “Horn’s Mother” an overhanging 5.11 fistcrack in Vedauwoo, Wyoming.
Published Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 10:35 pm
Many of these in bloom in Eldorado Canyon, where I photographed this one.
Published Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 10:16 pm
Our climbing in Veduawoo, Wyoming was interrupted by an afternoon thunderstorm. I caught this lightning bolt while we took shelter in the talus.
Once, while walking the Pearl Street Mall, I had a man begin asking me questions about my camera. Turns out he was really unhappy with his “thousand dollar camera” that was “too slow to get a picture of lightning”.
Lightning is really fast. You can’t expect to wait for a lightning bolt to appear and then press the shutter. By that time it is usually long gone. I know my reflexes aren’t that good.
There are a few different tools and techniques out there for capturing a lightning bolt (lightning triggers, long exposures) but sometimes the only way to get one is just brute force – point your camera towards the storm and click away in continuous mode. You might fill an entire memory card to get one shot (wouldn’t want to do that with film) but what else are you going to do on a rainy day?
(Lightning is dangerous. Be safe.)
Published Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 10:15 pm
The mother fox brought this mole back to the den for her kit. She looks lean and hungry as she watches over her young.
Published Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 10:13 pm
Baby Fox (known as a kit, cub, or pup). There are currently many dens scatttered around Boulder with kits that are getting to be about 2-3 months old.