Vail in the Summer

Girl on a Ridge

Girl on a Ridge

Vail was built as a planned city from the ground up, unlike some of the other Colorado ski resorts that started out as mining towns.  Photos out in the open arid areas were taken about 15 miles Northwest of Vail.

21 responses

  1. beautiful…

    December 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

  2. Mountain Meadow – beautiful! Awesome B&W’s too Ron.

    December 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    • Thank you John, notice the dead trees in the background due to pine bark betel infestation.

      December 1, 2013 at 11:03 am

  3. Full clearness! I like it in bw.

    December 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

  4. A beautiful set of Colorado pictures, Ron. They remind me of a semi-arid Scotland almost.
    Thanks for sharing with us this very different corner of the United States.

    – HalfEatenMind

    December 1, 2013 at 11:04 am

    • I had been to Vail many times and did not discover this particular area until recently.

      December 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

  5. Awesome.

    December 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

  6. I like your featured photograph. I like the way the sky, figure and land are all on one plane. All flat. The color ones are nice, but this one is a work of art.

    December 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    • Hollis, I completely understand you. The essence of photography is the flattening of the three dimensional world. I suppose it is with painting too. My favorite bloggers are the non photographer visual artists, like you.

      December 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      • Thank you. Well, photography is an art form, first, a photograph second, in my opinion.

        December 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm

        • It can be an art form, or it can be a snapshot. Oh well, a lot of things are that way.

          December 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        • Yup! :)

          December 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  7. What a picturesque sky is there. Great shots.

    December 2, 2013 at 7:10 am

  8. These are breathtaking Ron.

    December 2, 2013 at 8:21 am

  9. I don’t normally do this award thing but wanted to nominate you for ‘The Sunshine Award’…. because your photographs are always so brilliant – cheers me up on a rainy day. If you want to accept it then just go to my blog and follow the questions…. if not, just take this as a nod of appreciation ;-)

    December 5, 2013 at 8:41 am

    • Thank you for the recognition, but I do not participate in referral awards.

      December 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

      • I thought you would say that. Someone kindly nominated me but it was all a bit complicated so I don’t think I will do it again either haha. still, love your blog Ron :-)

        December 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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