Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Lake Reflections, Blanca Peak, Colorado

blanca_peak_lake_reflections_1017-2765083

Lake Reflections, Blanca Peak, Colorado. On a photo tour/workshop last week we stopped in here at this location that afforded us this view. Sandhill cranes were foraging in the red willows. There were a couple of dozen seagulls, a blue heron aloft in a cottonwood, and a variety of ducks and geese along the shoreline. Thanks for looking. G

Lake Reflections, Blanca Peak, Colorado

Kiln Sticks, Blanca Sawmill, Colorado

kiln_sticks_blanca_mill_a7r_7252-4530091

Kiln drying sticks, at the Blanca Sawmill, Colorado. These kiln sticks are part of a kiln drying operation I’ve had the privilege to photograph over the last couple of years. This kiln can dry 200,000 board feet of green 2×4 and 2×6 lumber in 90 hours. The lumber mill supplies studs to the building industry around the west. The lumber comes from the Blanca Ranch on the slopes of the Blanca Massif in southern Colorado. Thanks for looking. G

Kiln Sticks, Blanca Sawmill, Colorado

Blanca Massif Southern Colorado

blanca_peak_lenticulars_8278_8280-3676653

Blanca Peak Massif, with lenticular clouds in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. The day of the winter solstice yielded some incredible imagery over the six hours we toured around the valley on the border of New Mexico and Colorado. We spent ninety precent of the time on nothing but dirt roads. It’s amazing what one finds off the beaten path. Thanks for looking. G

Blanca Peak Massif Southern Colorado