The Flatirons

One of the iconic landmarks as you drive into Boulder, Colorado is the rock formation called The Flatirons. There are actually 5 Flatirons. This image shows Flatirons 3, 4 and 5. These were named by pioneer women who thought they look similar to the flat metal irons used to iron clothes. It’s the symbol of Boulder and has been used in many logos, advertising and other marketing for the city of Boulder.

I’m not sure why I passed up this image the first time, but decided to process it after looking at it again. This was taken last summer after a sunrise. The Flatirons serve as a nice backdrop to the Silver Lupine in Chautauqua Park in this image.

The Flatirons
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Capture Notes:

  • An incredible landscape here Rick, the colors are so vibrant!

  • Nicely composed Rick. I remembered these when I was there but didn’t realize it was a symbol of Boulder (duh!). Well done.

  • Great shot Rick! I didn’t know how they were named. Love the foreground flowers.

  • Very lovely scene, so serene and peaceful. Glad you doubled back and processed this one. Nice!

  • Lovely! I like your choice of focus in this.

  • Glad you decided to post this Rick. It’s a wonderful image.

  • Beautiful landscape sir. Love all the color.