Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Sangre de Cristo mountains - more views...

From Spruce Basin in Cotopaxi

From Franz Park in Salida

From Spruce Basin in Cotopaxi

Late afternoon snowstorm moving across the mountains

A posterized view

The Sangre de Cristo chain of mountains is one of the longest on the planet with 10 peaks over 14,000 feet! Much more about this beautiful chain can be found here.

12 comments:

bfarr said...

Beautiful series of shots. I like the way the trees look in the final shot.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Those mountains are really wonderful! . makes me want to upload:)
Saludos!

tapirgal said...

The trees are fantastic in the posterized version. Of course, all of these photos make me want to spend some time in that corner of Colorado. I only visited there for a few hours. Not long enough, for sure!

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous photos.
And thank you for your explanations re. Mike.

Small City Scenes said...

Ah, too beautiful. Mountains make me feel soooo good. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Mountains fascinate me... Mountains with a lake at their feet, oh God, it's too beautiful!
God bless you!
Cezar

~Cheryl said...

Super beautiful series of photos! You can just make out the Angel of Mt. Shavano in the first one. Nice.

joo said...

Oh Jacob, your photos are delightful! I want to go to Colorado:)

Francisca said...

These images sure are different from the beach scenes I saw all weekend!

[Jacob, the Zimbabwe birds were across the live tracks in the subway... a thief would have to be crazy to go try to steal them.:-D]

Lois said...

They are magnificent and you always do such a wonderful job of photographing them Jacob! Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Beautiful!

Joop Zand said...

These pictures are amazing.....beautiful landscape and nice colors.

Greetings, Joop