Al's Photography Blog

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Pikes Peak As Seen From Our House

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hollywood Sign

Here's the famous Hollywood sign, taken from the hills near the Griffith Observatory.
 And one final view taken from the observatory itself.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pismo Beach Sunset

As you may have figured out from the light in the last couple of posts, I was at Pismo Beach for the sunset. And here it is!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sunny Beach Reflections

This bright photo was taken at Pismo Beach in central California last year.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Peak Moods (3) - Shining

I love it when the sun shines just on the top of Pikes Peak - it looks like it's floating in the sky.
Here's a wider view taken just a few minutes later.
It's another entry in my Peak Moods series for Skywatch Friday, taken from my front porch.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Chautaqua Mountain Views

The views from Chautaqua Mountain made the hike worthwhile. This first photo is taken partway up.
At the top, the views are better.
This is looking towards Mount Herman, another peak I've climbed several times.
And of course, this is Pikes Peak visible through the haze (I've climbed that too, as well as taken a train and driven to the top several times).
I was also intrigued by this ring of stones - I'd guess people sometimes camp up here.
Although I haven't done much yet this year as I'm still putting in too many hours on the new house, hiking is an important part of my world, and I'm sharing it with Our World Tuesday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Chautaqua Mountain

Near the Palmer Reservoirs is Chautaqua Mountain. The trail up it isn't as well known as many others in the area, but it's worth a climb. This was the last hike I did with just Socks, before Laika joined our family last summer; of course, he's leading the way.
The trail climbs through the trees...
...and climbs...
...until the top, where we take a well-deserved rest. I'll post some views in a couple of days.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wild Cloud

This week's Skywatch Friday post is a wild cloud, photographed around sunset.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Winter Ice

I'm reaching back to some winter photos this week - here's ice that formed after a freezing fog. No, this isn't recent!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Peak Moods (2) - Dramatic

Pikes Peak showed its dramatic side this week, so I figured I'd put up my second post in my Peak Moods series. Both photos were taken from our front porch, then cropped and edited to pull out the gorgeous colors.
 The whole sky was dramatic during this sunset!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Spruce Mountain Views

Finishing up my series of posts on Spruce Mountain, here are the views from the top on a rather cloudy day. I need to go back when the weather is better. It's hard to believe you're between Colorado's two biggest cities here!
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