Cache La Poudre River Gorge  -  Colorado Rockies Landscapes

The imagery here was taken with an 8"x10" (film size) Sinar large format view camera,  much like the one that Ansel Adams used for his breath-taking work of the West.
My apologies for the sigil watermark, in place to preclude image piracy.  These images are also Digimarc digitally watermarked.

These images were taken from Colorado state highway 14, which is turns off of US Highway 287 northwest of Fort Collins, CO and tracks alongside of the river.  You can take a sunrise drive with Google Maps.  Notable sights are a short tunnel hacked by hand  (before the days of pneumatic drilling equipment, view from the other side here) and a narrow gorge with stunning rock formation....all right alongside the road.

More information on purchasing these images as fine art prints at the bottom of this page

As always, my thanks and great appreciation of the art and artisanry of Tom Hurley, Angel Lobos and Benjamin Pelaez of Laumont Studios of New York who scanned my original 8"x10" color film slides, then cropped, color/tonal corrected the digital scan files and finally printed them to my vision of what I saw. 
They are all consumate artists in their own right.

February 2015 Red Rock Reflections at Sunrise, Frosted Rock


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April 2015 Rock Face near gorge mouth

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Title: Ala Eliot Porter


April 2015 #1 Rock Face near gorge


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May 2015 #1 (Near the tunnel)


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May 2015 #2 (Near the tunnel)

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The pure essence: a furious meeting of irrestible force and immovable object

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May 2015 #3 (On the road, near mouth)

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Title: On the Cache La Poudre Road, #3



May 2015 #4 (In the Gorge)

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Title: In the Gorge, #4, Ouzel Nest, far right



May 2015 #5 (in the Gorge)

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Title: In the Gorge, ala Klimt, #5 



May 2015 #7 (Near the tunnel)

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Title: Sunrise, Leafing Spring Tree, Spire, #7 



July 2015 #1 (in theGorge), Rising Water

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When photographing the Ca
che La Poudre, water and rock, its power filled my head with
the grinding, furious, massive musical force of Moussourgsky's Hut of the Babi Yagi from his Pictures at an Exhibition



At first I used a ratty old (probably 100 years) wooden Gundlach, but it was too unstable and cranky.  Here's that camera, then the Sinar...and me "under the hood" focusing a shot.
The Sinar is Swiss made and very fine.  I am using Schneider wide-angle (210mm Angulon and 165mm Super Angulon) and normal (300mm Symmar-S) lenses and a lovely Nikon large format telephoto with focal lengths of 600/800/1200mms. 

    

My apologies for the watermark, in place to preclude image piracy.  These images are also Digimarc digitally watermarked.

See here for availability and pricing of my images as art prints,
suitable for framing, printed in archival FujiFlex.

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