Hanging Lake, Colorado

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Fuji S7000 @ 7.8 mm, 1/240 sec, f/4.5, ISO 160, 5 September 2004, PP HSM, Saturation/Hue, Curves

The Hanging Lake in Colorado is hidden (but fairly well known) in Glenwood Canyon. It is a pretty steep hike, but it is not long. The hike may be less than two miles, but the elevation makes it hard enough anyway.

To me this is a view I don't think is very Colorado like, it is something I'd expect to find on a paradise island, not high up in the Colorado mountains.

The little thief

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Fuji S7000 @ 26 mm, 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200, 7 June 2004, PP HSM, Saturation

At a trip up to Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park this thief stole a junior mint when I put it down for a second to take a quick picture of my wife with the lake as backdrop. He knew exactly how to use his paws to shake out a mint and once he got it he didn't waste any time before he started eating it. This was the most well fed squirrel we saw, so he is probably the master thief in that area.

Bixby Bridge

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Fuji S4900 @ 8.9 mm, 1/450 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200, 16 May 2002, PP HSM, Saturation

That one of the most photograhed bridges in the world would be the next stop in this blog does proabbly not surprise anyone. No picture will ever make the view from this viewpoint justice. The nature was so green that the it almost hurt the eyes and the engineering of the bridge is amazing in itself and it fits so well with the landscape that it becomes natural to view it as part of the scenery.