As I mentioned in my last post, I signed up for two photography classes for the Wildflower Festival in Crested Butte, CO and yesterday’s class was a 4×4 adventure whereby we accessed a rough road accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicles only. Although beautiful, the location was not very good for early light and I could really only take close-up shots, but I was still down for that. Here are some pics from that excursion:
After class, David and I were able to enjoy some down-time in the cafe for the afternoon and then took off for another photo opp. that a photographer informed me of. We almost didn’t go because it started to rain heavily, but we decided to stick it out and go anyways in hopes that it would clear up. Although I didn’t get the reflection shot I was looking for of Mt. Crested Butte, I was even happier to catch this scene of a menacing cloud passing overhead on a nearby mountain):
Although we planned to go back to Maroon Bells this morning, I was frankly photo’d out. I had already taken over 1,600 shots and I needed a photography break. That and I was wiped out from running around and getting up at the crack of dawn several days in a row. So we slept in ’til 8am, had a nice breakfast and made our way back home.
Although way too brief and compact, it was still a great trip. My only complaint is that I can’t call this place home…yet. Still, I’m feeling extremely lucky to live in Colorado and grateful to have spent time out seeing some of the great places this green Earth has to offer. Makes me want to protect it that much more for future generations.