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The Journey

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 :-)

breakfast at manchester airport

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 :-)

ricoh gx200 manual

Meanwhile Karen was reading bridal and wedding magazines - to get inspiration for her bridal jewellery business.

flight magazines

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.

chicago o'hare view from air

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.

detail o'hare airport

No interesting views on the way to Denver, but we're here, with a suitably large car for driving round the mountains :-)

>> Next Day >> Into the mountains

27th September >>28th September >>29th September >>30th September>>1st October>>2nd October>>3rd October>>4th October>>5th October>>6th October>>7th October>>8th October>>9th October>>10th October>>11th October>>12th October>>13th October>>14th October

Other travel blogs

Sunset at Long Beach, Washington, USA autumn colours in the cascades
Fall 2010 - Visit to the USA, Pacific Northwest 'Cascade Colours' from Keith's
Autumn 2007 visit to Oregon/Washington
Aspen on the Grand Mesa, Colorado
The North Californian coast - part of Keith's April 2007 tour
The photo above is a sample from Keith's photo-diary of his 2006 visit to Colorado
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