Yearly Archives: 2012

October 4, 2012 – Ophir Pass

Ophir Pass in Autumn

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Another fall picture from Colorado today, from my trip last weekend. This one is approaching Ophir Pass from the west. Ophir Pass is a fairly rough road that crosses the mountains south of Telluride, cutting through to a point just north of Silverton, in the San Juans. We attempted to drive over it, but it got pretty gnarly pretty quickly, and I wasn’t sure how much clearance our rental car had. I’m pretty sure we could have made it, but I’ll admit that I got a bit spooked, and at one particular river crossing I decided that we had pushed it enough. We got just about to the end of the aspen groves though, so while we definitely missed some great views higher up, we had seen about all the color there was to see, at least on the west side of the pass.

I’m seeing some corner softness in today’s and yesterday’s pictures. This is frustrating for me, I’m not sure why I’m noticing that a lot more now than in the past. Maybe it’s always been there and I just never knew. Maybe it’s time for some new equipment. Hmmmm.

Oh, and: yes, I used a polarizer on this one. Duh.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO 200. Focal length: 42mm.

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October 3, 2012 – Autumn in Telluride

Autumn in Telluride

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Well, umm.

I’m going to try to start posting again. At least in the near-term future anyway. Because, see, I finally got to take some pictures. That doesn’t happen too often anymore. But, I just got back from a trip to Colorado, where I got to see some cool stuff, like this. So I’m going to hopefully be posting a few of the pics. And, thus, here’s the first one.

This was taken from the ski area at Telluride, which sits between the town and the little mountain village area. It was fall. It was colorful. Those are aspens. Hooray!

It’s also worth noting that I’ve (finally) decided to change my strategy for what to do when somebody clicks on the image. Up until now, I’ve had it open up my blog in a new tab. The thinking there was that people viewing the entry via email or an RSS reader would then arrive at the webpage proper, where they could then click around and discover all my other content, for whatever that’s worth. But now, I’ve instead decided to make available larger versions of the images (which, let’s be honest, look a lot better). So if you click on the image, you’ll see a larger version. I think I settled on 1200xwhatever. Maybe tomorrow I’ll go all the way to 1600 so you could actually use it for your wallpaper and stuff. And maybe I’ll get around to doing the same for some of my historical updates too, if I get bored. We’ll see.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/250s, f/10.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 22mm.

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January 29, 2012 – Bee and Flower

Bee and Flower

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Umm. Wow. Been awhile, huh? Well, here’s one to hold you over until I decide to start blogging again.

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