Fresh Tracks by Eric Glaser

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It’s fun to explore Open Space land throughout the Boulder, Colorado (United States) area, much of which is wetlands or meadows. Boulder County’s Parks and Open Space program was started in the mid-1960s by people interested in protecting land from rapid development. At that time, there were fewer than 130,000 people living in Boulder County. Now, there are nearly 300,000. Today, Boulder County owns or oversees almost 94,000 acres of open space. On a bone–chillingly cold January morning, this image was captured on some of that land. The view faces west, and includes some of the high peaks in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and surrounding areas. Boulder Valley, including the city of Boulder (pop. 100,000), lies close nearby, but lower in elevation between this location and the foothills. It may as well be a thousand miles away, because out in these lands you feel like the earliest settlers must have felt, so complete is the solitude and absence of development. I made this photo because of its simplicity of composition, and the way the tracks lead the eye toward the mountains. There is nothing like a frigid Colorado winter morning out in the country, when the stillness is as pristine as the freshly–fallen snow!

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The photo was made using a Canon EOS-1V body, an EF 35mm 1.4L lens, and Velvia 100 film.


  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 4 years ago

    beautiful – I do not mind the snow when it looks as beautiful as this!

  • It was beautiful that day, Linda—and COLD! Thanks so much.

    – Eric Glaser

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful winter scenery Eric. Simply spectacular.

  • Thanks for stopping, Teresa, and the lovely comment!

    – Eric Glaser

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Little Bit Country!”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you, Graham! I am honored to be included with such outstanding work!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Teresa, I’m honored!

    – Eric Glaser

  • David  Hughes
    David Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous Capture, Eric. It does look pretty cold. Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thanks so much, David, for your support!

    – Eric Glaser

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful winter scene!!!

  • Thank you, glad you like it, Lorilee!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Charmiene, happy holidays!

    – Eric Glaser

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

  • You’re very welcome. Happy holidays!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago


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  • Thank you, Mary. Merry Christmas!!

    – Eric Glaser

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