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6/03/14: Featured in the “100%” group

Gothic Valley, just north of Crested Butte, Colorado, is one of the most fertile valleys in the state, and by June of each year “gets as green as green gets,” as photographer John Fielder writes in his wonderful book “Best of Colorado.” Mount Bellview and Avery Peak are the predominant mountains here, and the East River – just a creek up here – helps lead the eye right to them. I love this place. To me, it’s quintessential Colorado: killer mountains, impossibly blue skies, a beautiful creek coming down from the heavens, in a valley so green it could rival any in the Pacific Northwest.

Gothic Valley
Gunnison National Forest
United States

The photo was made using a Canon EOS 50D digital body, EF 35mm f/1.4L lens (or full frame equivalent of 56mm), at f/9 for 1/15 second at 100 ISO.



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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • Thanks for stopping, Lorilee!

    – Eric Glaser

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    So very lovely!!

  • Thanks so much for stopping by, it is appreciated.

    – Eric Glaser

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Wilderness somewhere…..”

    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 so much! But please note that I made a mistake with the title: this is the EAST River Valley, not the Green. Thank you!

    – Eric Glaser

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • You’re welcome!

    – Eric Glaser

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thanks!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks, Marie, I’m thrilled to be featured and included with such outstanding work!

    – Eric Glaser

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    beautiful scene and shot! congrats on the feature

  • I’m glad you like it, thank you!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Catherine Fenner
    Catherine Fennerover 3 years ago

    You’re right. This is Colorado. Iconic capture.

  • Thanks so much, Catherine!

    – Eric Glaser

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • You’re welcome, Ann, thanks!

    – Eric Glaser

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  • Thank you very much for the feature, Carolyn, it’s much appreciated!

    – Eric Glaser

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