12 Best Landscapes 2013 – Part 3

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I was able to spend some time with my family and do some relaxing. I hope that your holiday season is enjoyable and relaxing!

We stay in Grand Teton National Park today with an image of Schwabacher Landing. It’s a beaver pond along the Snake River and in the morning gives you the most amazing view of the Tetons along with an incredible reflection on the still water. This year it took a little more effort to reach the landing since the road was closed off due to lack of funding, but it was definitely worth the hike because Ryan Wright and I had the landing to ourselves and witnessed an amazing sunrise!

Sunrise at Schwabacher Landing

Sunrise at Schwbacher Landing | Click to Enlarge

We are halfway done today with my 12 Best Landscapes 2013 and the 6th image brings us back to Colorado. I try to get out on the Eastern Plains of Colorado at least twice a year and it never seems to disappoint. This time it was after storm activity the day before and the morning sky was active with clouds as they continued to move east toward the Kansas border. The formation of swirling clouds and the warm hues from the sunrise created for some amazing contrasts and incredible orange tones. I found this abandoned barn and windmill that made for an amazing silhouette against the morning sky.

Swirling Suspense - Sunrise in Eastern Plains near Lamar, Colorado

Swirling Suspense | Click to Enlarge

We’ll see you tomorrow for images 7 and 8!

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  • ljsaltiel

    Both of these shot are outstanding Rick. They should be on your wall!

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks, Len. Yes, I actually have Swirling Suspense on the wall!