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Red Mountain Pass

2011.09.04
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View from Ouray....
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The Town of Ouray....Main Street is definitely a new adventure to explore one day!!
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Oxidized iron created the red and orange colors.....best viewed enlarged:)
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Stormy day....
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1880's and years beyond mining town for silver, lead, zinc, copper and gold....once a every rich mining area tunneling down twelve story's and the winters many feet of snow and avalanches....
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Red Mountain Pass was spectacular and stunning....at 11,099 feet the road was windy, with no guard rails and the shoulder drop off was only 300 feet into the Uncompahgre Gore created by the Uncompahgre River....at that moment my eyes were on the road!!!!
14 Comments
darfoster Such a beautiful area of the state! I haven't been over there for 4 or 5 years now, but love it and hope to get back over that way, maybe next summer! Your photos are wonderful!
darfoster · 2011-09-04: 01:07
Davorka An interesting set! A truly beautiful view of the Red mountai and theTown !!My fav.# 7 pic!
Davorka · 2011-09-04: 01:10
nynkeb I've never been there, but it looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love #3, it almost seems unreal :)
nynkeb · 2011-09-04: 02:59
breizh Beautiful ! Great landscapes truely shoted .
breizh · 2011-09-04: 03:33
tomie amazing views! 2 is awesome...i like the colors of rocks too!
tomie · 2011-09-04: 04:19
mystic1 Wow what an amazing place looks like alot of places to explore, well done on the captures
mystic1 · 2011-09-04: 08:09
lookagain I LOVE to go shoot in places like this!! You're really making me jealous ;))) So many interesting and awesome sights and you captured them so well, Nancy!!
lookagain · 2011-09-04: 17:27
????? you're making ME jealous also, what a fun place to visit; the history is incredible
????? · 2011-09-04: 19:30
JustmeG what a fantastic location to explore! and the decorations on the windows are interesting! tfs :)
JustmeG · 2011-09-04: 20:29
slowpete stunning set wow. great effect achieved in #2 . looks like a miniature town
did you use tilt-shift?
slowpete · 2011-09-05: 01:53
Tinkerbell1769 WOW very beautiful shots would love to go and explore there with my sweetie some day
Tinkerbell1769 · 2011-09-05: 12:37
NellyBly My fav road in the mountains!! I shot some of these same scenes..your monster lens came through very well for you..great shots, especially of my fav #7. Great of the house..We didn't stop there, painted winter scenes?? Fantastic post Nancy.
NellyBly · 2011-09-05: 23:28
SADHYA I love this post Nancy. What a stunning landscape.
SADHYA · 2011-09-06: 10:48
felixfoto Fantastic story and pictures!
felixfoto · 2011-11-21: 08:28
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