Motorcycle Wanderings, General Travel, and a Weird Mix of Other Stuff

Eeeney, Meeney, Miney, Mo

It seems a bit weird, having been back from vacation for more than a month now, to launch into a series of “here’s what we did on our vacation” posts. So I won’t.

I will share a few pics, though. Just because I like them.

Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument was one of our surprise finds. We actually only went there because we were in the neighborhood. None of us really had any idea just how breathtaking the place was.

This is not the sort of landscape you picture when you think of Colorado, right? As you can see on this map, it’s pretty close to Utah. We only did a drive-thru visit, really. We were on our way to Moab after all. But we HAD to stop and take some pictures.

Capitol Reef National Park

The next pleasant surprise was Capitol Reef National Park. I mean, how interesting could a “reef” be in the desert Southwest?

VERY interesting.

Capitol Reef National Park

The scenery was amazing. If you’ve never been out West, it’s hard to comprehend just how much wide open space there is. And fantastic scenery. It’s a bit mind-boggling, really.

Capitol Reef National Park

That image immediately above is one of my favorite landscape captures.

Capitol Reef National Park

This is another of my favorites. I love rocks anyway. Especially red rocks. And the lines, angles, and colors captured here really intrigue me.

If you click on any of those images, you’ll get a larger version to examine more closely if you like.

These are just a few of the really good images I am thinking of entering into a calendar contest sponsored by my employer. The problem is, I can only submit ONE shot.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to choose? Sigh…

 

6 Comments

  1. October 25, 2011    

    Beautiful! As for your entry in the contest… go with your gut. Not the one you think is technically the best, or the most interesting. Choose the one that moves you!

  2. October 25, 2011    

    Whew! Amazing scenery, skillfully captured. You could definitely win awards with these.

  3. shan's Gravatar shan
    October 25, 2011    

    As someone who’s submitted photos to employer sponsored photo contests before, I know exactly how difficult it can be to choose just one! Good luck, all your pictures are fab!

  4. October 26, 2011    

    “Do you have any idea how hard it is to choose? ”

    i can only imagine.

    In the last photo it seems like you caught that boulder just a few seconds before it it began rolling away into the town below.

    The photo above it – with the red ribbon of color running through the rock is just beautiful. The light you captured there is gorgeous. Almost looks like it had some HDR processing.

  5. October 26, 2011    

    What an amazing photographer you are. I thought I’d be helpful by clicking on each one and telling you which is best! Nope. They’re all awesome. I will say that the one with the decrepit building set my imagination flying!
    And I don’t think it would be weird to review your vacation a month later. I intend to review all your past posts months and months later. I hope that’s not weird. (I can’t believe you moved while I was away – but you are closer to Burke where my son lives now.)

  6. October 26, 2011    

    Jess, that’s a good tip. ShyB and Shan, thanks for the compliments. Fuzz, I just love that boulder shot. Did you notice its vertical lines? I love the colors in that shot you mentioned, too. Capitol Reef was an amazing place. Mary, I can’t believe what you went through while I was moving! Glad to see you back. Next time you are in VA, let me know. We can do a meet up. 🙂

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