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This is a photo from ‘The Golden Ledge’ in Telluride, which overlooks the Telluride airport.  This is one airport that you don’t want to over shoot the runway.

telluride runway

telluride runway

telluride

As I mentioned earlier, my Nephew and his fiancée were married in Telluride, Colorado on July 11. Here are a few photos from Telluride. I’ll post some photos of the wedding separately. I’ve been remiss at posting and visiting; between vacation and scheduling college visits with my son, I’ve been pretty busy.

Lots of photos in this post, sorry.

The view from the balcony from our room.

view from the room

 

Bridal Veil Falls is a 365 foot tall water fall outside of Telluride.  I showed you a picture here.  The waiter at the hotel informed me that you can easily drive to the top in an SUV.  I had rented an SUV, so I accepted the challenge.  It was an interesting drive up the mountain; the switchbacks were a challenge and there were some steep cliffs if you drove off the trail.

This is the jeep trail, you can see the water fall in the background.

jeep trail

jeep trail

 

This is a view from part-way up the jeep trail looking down towards Telluride (you can see it in the background)

Telluride

Telluride

Taken from the same vantage point as the previous, looking left

view from jeep trail

view from jeep trail

Same vantage point, down low at a stream that crossed the trail

stream across the jeep trail

stream across the jeep trail

Somewhere else on the trail, looking up at the spectacular mountains

killer views

killer views

Three shots of the falls, this one has some simple tweaks in lightroom

bridal veil falls

SONY ILCE-6000 (16mm, f/10, 1/60 sec, ISO100)
bridal veil falls

Same shot of the falls processed in HDR EFEX Pro (my favorite, the texture in the rocks is magnificent)

bridal veil falls hdr

SONY ILCE-6000 (16mm, f/10, 1/60 sec, ISO100)
bridal veil falls hdr

Same shot processed in Silver EFEX Pro (monochrome)

bridal veil falls monochrome

SONY ILCE-6000 (16mm, f/10, 1/60 sec, ISO100)
bridal veil falls monochrome

A view down the valley from higher up on the trail.  You can see the jeep trail traversing the hill on the right side.  The air was bit thin up there, I think it was over 10,000′ (3,000 meters)

telluride

telluride

Back down on earth, some collection ponds from the mining company.  Yes, the water was that funky color.

mining company

mining company

wilson peak

My nephew’s wedding ceremony and reception were held outdoors in Telluride, CO.  I decided to do a seflie of my hand holding a Coors Light bottle.  The mountain in the background is Wilson Peak, the  mountain used on the Coors labels; the label photo is from a different angle.

 

coors

 ² (4.2mm, f/2.2, 1/250 sec, ISO50)
coors

do not touch

On our recent visit to Telluride, Colorado, we rode took a gondola ride and got off at one of the stops.  This sign was attached to one of the buildings near the top.  In case you’re wondering, they use explosives to trigger small avalanches so they do not become BIG avalanches.  My contribution to signs, signs.

do not touch

do not touch

 

89A

I took this panorama somewhere on Arizona 89A driving from the Grand Canyon to Zion. It was surreal being in this vast space with the occasional car driving by. I’d love the drive 89A (or 89) on a motorcycle.

Rt 89A Arizona

Rt 89A Arizona

Here’s a view down the road where I took the pano.

Rt 89A Arizona

Rt 89A Arizona