Colorado in the fall
A landscape photographer's tour
Keith's travels in the Colorado Rockies - September-October 2008
Fall Colors / Autumn leaves
Part 1 - Travelling out to Denver
This photo-diary covers a driving tour around the Colorado Rockies in the Fall (September/October 2008).
Although my third visit to the state, it's actually the first time I've been in Colorado at this time of the year. A good year for the Fall colours.
This time I'm travelling with Karen and we're leaving the UK via Manchester, which is a new route for me.
Since I'm not on my own, it's a bit more of a road trip and not quite so heavily phototgraphy oriented as before ;-) That said, I'm getting some excellent photos and look forward to creating some great new prints, black and white as well as colour.
Note - there are -lots- more pictures on subsequent pages - this is just the preamble!
As ever a coffee before leaving...
It's only a couple of hours from home to this airport so no need to get up at 3am this time :-)
Now it just happens that I've got two cameras with me on this trip.
My normal Canon 1Ds mk3 and the new Ricoh GX200.
The GX200 is on loan from Ricoh for a review I'll be writing when I get back (I reviewed the very nice GX100 last year)
The pics on this page are from the GX200. Below is some of my reading matter for the trip, the GX200 manual. For once I read most of the manual for a camera I'm using :-)
Meanwhile Karen was reading bridal and wedding magazines - to get inspiration for her bridal jewellery business.
Anyway, not a terribly good trip (from a view out of the window point of view)
...but here's Chicago O'Hare airport, just before we landed.
Below, some detail. Both images have been stretched in contrast quite a bit, since it was hazy, and the shot is through a less than optically perfect plane window.
No interesting views on the way to Denver, but we're here, with a suitably large car for driving round the mountains :-)
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