Winter 2014

I needed a quick break.

What I wanted to do meant getting up at 4:30 so I could be in place as the sun rose. Hard for a guy who normally sleeps from midnight to 8ish.

What a conundrum!

But I did it, and it was worth it:

Looking over the Cimarron Range of the San Juan Mountains toward the rising sun.

Looking over the Cimarron Range of the San Juan Mountains toward the rising sun.

I may print that one later, but my priority is this one — you should see it in full resolution on a big, color-corrected monitor!

Morning light streaking the sky pink and blue over Mt. Sneffels, San Juan Mountains

Morning light streaking the sky pink and blue over Mt. Sneffels, San Juan Mountains. Buy a Fine-Art Print of This Photo

I hoped I could capture those streaks of pink shooting through the blue. It was magnificent in real life. There’s a little “Easter Egg” in the photo — something you can’t quite see in this size. I’m hoping it’ll be something fun to discover in the high-quality print.

As the sun slowly crept up, I kept exclaiming, “Look at that! Look at that!” It was magical.

Similar to the previous shot, but in full morning light.

Similar to the previous shot, but in full morning light.

Mt. Sneffels is named after the volcano Snæfell in Iceland. It’s the biggest feature in the view from my office window, towering to 14,150 ft (4,312 m).

Yep, it was worth getting up early!

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