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On any brilliant late spring morning in Colorado, with the beautiful, life–affirming sounds of Dallas Creek’s East Fork rushing down from the heavens before you (actually the more earthly Blue Lakes up ahead), you can see this same view from Ouray County Road 7 not far from Ridgway.

I love this time of year, when the leafing willow bushes, scrub oaks, cottonwoods, and aspens take on every shade of light green imaginable, in perfect contrast with the conifers’ many dark greens. It’s a palette of colors that, to me, is every bit as rich and striking as that of autumn. Mount Sneffels, the undisputed “Queen of the San Juans,” presides over this lovely montane valley in the southwestern part of the state.

Mount Sneffels (Elevation: 14,157 ft / 4,315 m)
Sneffels Range
San Juan Mountains
United States

The photo was made using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital body, an EF 35mm f/1.4L lens, at f/16 for 1/8 second at 100 ISO.



  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous scenery, Eric!

  • It’s a beautiful place, thanks for looking!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Ralph Goldsmith
    Ralph Goldsmithover 1 year ago

    Such a superb scene and beautifully captured

  • Thanks for your lovely comment, Ralph, much appreciated!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry.

    – Eric Glaser

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 1 year ago

    Beautiful scenery Eric and well captured

  • Oh, how nice! Thanks so much, aussiedi!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thanks!

    – Eric Glaser

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007over 1 year ago

    Well done Eric, Congratulations on your well deserved feature!

  • Thanks very much, Larry, much appreciated!

    – Eric Glaser

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciover 1 year ago

  • Hey, thanks!

    – Eric Glaser

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    June 10, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Hey, thanks Teresa!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Vivian Sturdivant
    Vivian Sturdivantover 1 year ago

    Beautiful!!! Congratulations on your feature!! :)

  • Hi Vivian, thanks very much for your visit and lovely comment!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful view, Eric! Congratulations on your features!

  • Thanks very much, Eivor!

    – Eric Glaser

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