Scott Bacon

Summer in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park contains many well-known, beautiful locations. We spent a couple nights at the Thunder Lake back-country site (reserved way back in March), so that we could explore the area and find some less frequented sights. Colorado’s wet June provided abundant wildflowers and hoards of virtually intolerable mosquitoes.  A very difficult pre-dawn bushwack …

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The Horseshoe Shelter Gallery

Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Utah contains several collections of fascinating Barrier Canyon style pictographs. The canyon is beautiful all by itself, and the 7-mile round-trip hike is a great half-day adventure. But the one-of-a-kind pictographs really make this hike an unforgettable experience. (click images to expand) The High Gallery The Horseshoe Shelter Gallery Horseshoe …

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Escalante Dunes II

Escalante Dunes

Small dune field in the backcountry of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah.   Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah (click images to expand)

Backlit Saw Palmetto

Florida Palm Coast

A long weekend visiting my good friend Dave on Florida’s Palm Coast. It was my first time to the area, and I really enjoyed exploring the towns and natural areas. In February, many seek the South for warmer weather. The climate was certainly a welcome respite from Colorado’s unusually cold winter. But contrary to most, …

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Hesperus Blue Hour Pano

Mancos Fall

Another new location for me this year – San Juan National Forest, near Mancos. The area had a nice variety of color, great mountain vistas and healthy undergrowth. The small grove with aspens grown in spiral formations was a really whimsical and fun experience, but challenging to photograph. Hesperus Sunset (Gap Light) with Full Moon …

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Light Rays on the Cimarron

Unforgettable Evening

Sometimes we get lucky, and we’re present at just the right location, at the right time, with conditions and views that are unforgettable. Then we can only hope that the images we create do justice to the life experience. Evenings like this is why many of us pursue nature photography. I am twice blessed to …

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Ohio Pass

Ohio and Kebler Passes near Crested Butte are popular go-to locations for Colorado Fall Colors. And even though it has become more crowded over the years, it’s still worth the trip. The area grows some of the most beautiful aspen forests to be found. We had one incredible morning with heavy fog moving through the …

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Nellie Creek Falls

Lake City

This year’s Colorado Fall colors turned later than usual. The usual, go-to locations showed only hints of yellow at the beginning of my trip. So, my friends and I visited some areas that we’d never really spent much time photographing before. Lake City was one of the areas that turned first. It was so much …

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