Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, October 21, 2011

Palmer Park Views

A few weeks ago I posted some photos of rocks from Palmer Park. Here are some views taken on that same hike, all from a single overlook. You'll have to excuse the photo quality, as I don't have a very good telephoto lens. First is a wide-angle view of the sprawling city and the distant mountains.
Next is a telephoto view of Pikes Peak. This is the mountain in the center-right of the previous photo.
Here's a close-up of the downtown area of Colorado Springs. I know this doesn't look like a big city, but the area is home to 500,000 people.
Mining has created some scars on the mountains, here's one of them.
And finally, this is the Garden of the Gods seen from a distance.
And that's this week's tour of my adopted hometown, posted for Scenic Sunday!

19 comments:

  1. Great photo tour of Colorado Springs area! Many years ago I rode the tram up Mt. Manitou, in the shadow of Pikes Peak.

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  2. Just had a friend visit us in Southern CA from Colorado Springs.

    Your pictures are lovely.

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  3. Terrific views of your adopted hometown, Al! I haven't been there in years, but it is such a lovely city and area! Hope you and Socks have a great weekend -- make sure you have some treats!!

    Sylvia and Sam Schnauzer

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  4. What an extraordinary town/city! The first one is to me quite interesting.. so flat, with the rocks in front and the mountains in the background..

    Lovely shots!

    Have a nice weekend! :)

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  5. some day I hope to get out to that side of the country. Pike's peak has been on my list for years now.

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  6. Thank you so very much for this tour here, Colorado must be a pretty place...Funny I follow your blog from Wanda's comment box, your profile is what attracted my attention, then the words of Colorado really grab my attention big time cause there is a possible chance that I may be transplanting myself to Denver, Colorado possible this coming summer months.

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  7. Great shots! I always forget to check for some point of interest to center the picture that at times my outdoor shots will appear well, a little bland. haha.

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  8. Lovely views of the mountain and Colorado. I would love to visit there someday. Great photos, happy Scenic Sunday!

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  9. I love how everything is scattered across the place! No high buildings to ruin the scenery :D

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  10. Pikes Peak is impressive! And the valleys are so gorgeous. Even on a hazy day everything looks so inviting.

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  11. Great fotos...lovely views....
    LG: Karin

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  12. Great telephoto shot of Pikes Peak Al. Happy weekend.

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  13. I saw some mountains last Sunday, but yours are so much bigger. There is some dust in my camera now (a Nikon D40) – I guess I’ll take it to a repair shop as I don’t know how to remove it. I see on the side of your blog that you do remove dust - is it difficult?

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  14. Very very nice scenes! I really wanted to learn photography!

    Visiting you from Scenic Sunday.
    High Lang Escapades

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  15. Colorado Springs looks a beautiful place, Al!
    Fantastic views!

    Wishing you a pleasant Sunday.

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  16. Hi Al Your home town looks great and no high buildings... Love that your photos are natural and not enhanced!

    Veronica

    Mother City Magic

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  17. Wow Al... what a beautiful views... you sit at a beautiful hight Al!

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