Posts Tagged: San Juan Mountains

October 16, 2012 – Driving into Telluride

Driving into Telluride

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

So.. umm.. yes, yet another shot from the Colorado trip. Not sure how you’re feeling, but I’m getting to the point where I need a break from bright yellow. I *love* bright yellow fall color, but it’s getting a bit overwhelming. Need to figure out what to do about that. Also, I’m getting a tiny bit tired of looking at that same right-side-softness from my Tamron lens day after day after day. It’s just a constant reminder of the pictures I *should* have gotten on the trip, but didn’t quite. So frustrating.

Anyway, this is the view from the road right outside of the “Mountain Village” part of Telluride. I didn’t know this until I was there, but Telluride is split into two pieces – the town and the “mountain village” part (which is purely part of the ski resort). That part in and of itself is not uncommon – especially in Colorado where you have old mining towns that later open up ski resorts – you’ll have the town itself that is a bit removed from the ski resort, sometimes 10 or 20 minutes apart. Telluride is pretty unique in my experience though, because the ski hill sits literally right between the two. As in, both sides (city and resort village) have access to the mountain, and there’s a gondola that takes you from one to the other, right over the ski hill. So if you’re staying there, either side will get you walking distance access to skiing. Pretty cool. So, as I mentioned, this is the road just outside of the resort village area. Gorgeous country out there, I’d love to go back.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/250s, f/7.1, ISO 200. Focal length: 31mm.

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March 8, 2011 – San Juan Mountains

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hey again everybody, happy Monday Tuesday! Today’s picture is ridiculously old. It was taken with a 3.2 megapixel point and shoot, if that gives you any idea. I took it while I was on a road trip through southwestern Colorado, hanging out in the San Juans. That’s one of those places that I definitely need to spend more time getting to know. It’s *gorgeous* down there. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s gorgeous in a lot of places in Colorado, but especially down there. Unfortunately I only had a couple days, most of which I spent exploring little 4×4 roads in my decidedly non-rugged Subaru Legacy. I went a few places I probably shouldn’t have (and even got stuck once or twice), but it was awesome. (I had the awd, but I did NOT have the ground clearance, unfortunately. My newer Subaru, an Outback, does. Maybe I need to head back down there…) Anyway, this was from there. I don’t remember exactly where, sorry. Someplace with a few flowers and some big peaks nearby. Totally helpful, right?

On a completely unrelated note, I apologize if you previously had a login account on the blog, and now you don’t. Don’t get me wrong, there was never anything you could actually DO with an account, but the ability to make one was there. I figured there was no harm in leaving that enabled, and a few of you actually used it. But, I was getting a spate of spammy user accounts signing up (about 150 in the past couple days), so I ended up disabling accounts, and deleting all of them that had already been created. So if that bit you, uhh, sorry. Fortunately, you still have unfettered access to all of the uninspired content I have tossed up here in the past and will continue to toss up here in the future. Yay!

Notes: Canon PowerShot S230 (Point and shoot). 1/250s, ISO unknown.

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