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Crested Butte wildflower hike

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Schusskabob, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Schusskabob

    Schusskabob TalkEmount Regular

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    May 14, 2014
    Colorado, USA
    Bob
    Recently got back from my now annual wildflower hike in the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness near Crested Butte, Co. I'm told that this was one of the best years in memory for flowers. The bad news was that it was either raining or threatening to rain for virtually the entire day. The good news was that, photographically speaking, that meant saturated colors, soft light and dramatic skies. It was a challenge keeping everything dry and I did have to hurry quite a few shots but I managed. Feet got wet though.
    Here's a sampling of what I got...Bob

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Incredible light you had. :)

    Sorry about the wet feet. ;)
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Some great sights.
     
  4. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

    799
    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    Lovely!
    I was at first taken back regarding the title...never heard of "Crested Butte" it just sounded a bit dirty. :rolleyes:
     
  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Excellent! Well done, Bob.

    Tony
     
  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Beautiful country, beautiful shots !
     
  7. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

    876
    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    I used to spend some time in that very area - I definitely miss it. Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Beautiful place and photos! #2 and #7 are my favourites :thumbup: