CO Dreaming

A view form the top of California Gulch near Silverton CO.

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Might as well start a Monday off by day dreaming.   My wife and I have longed to live in CO.  We have camped and skied all over the  state and always leave wanting more.

Today’s image is from our summer trip to Durango.  I captured this amazing view from the California Gulch trail just outside of Silverton CO.  We were offroading the whole day and just enjoying the scenery.  Every turn on the trail opened up another gorgeous view of the San Juan mountains.  Wouldn’t it be nice if your daily drive was through the Rocky Mountains.

Until next time…


Camera: Canon 40D with a Tamron 17-35mm zoom

Processing: 5 shot HDR, Lightroom 3, CS4, Photomatix 4, Phototools 2.6





  1. Chris Nitz October 10, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    Don’t mind me, I’m just gonna sit here and stare at this for a few hours while I think about nothing and everything.

  2. Edith Levy October 10, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    What an incredible view and what an incredible shot. Love it Chris.

  3. Judy Dunlap October 10, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Great view so beautiful It is truly GODS country

  4. Scott Ackerman October 10, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    That’s a beauty right there! Great capture Chris. So crisp and clear, definitely a wall hanger.

  5. Curt Fleenor October 10, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Magnificent view Chris! That would be a great view to have as a daily commute.

  6. Jimi Jones October 10, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Now this is the type of view everyone should have. Great shot, man.

  7. Marc Collins October 10, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    Beautiful landscape Chris. Nicely composed too. I keep thinking Julie Andrews is going to come over the hill and sing The Sound Of Music!!

  8. Andy Gimino October 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    Nice one Chris…I lived in Vail and Avon for two years and loved it! I would love to head back one day!

  9. Phillip Burrow October 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    What a beautiful landscape Chris! I’m still laughing at Marc’s “Julie Andrew’s comment. Great comment!:)

  10. Lynne Baur October 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    Wow! I am just soooo jazzed that so many of us from the old dojo crowd are on some sort of amazing creative journey!

  11. Adam Allegro October 11, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    Lovely shot. Looks like it could be on the cover of a travel mag. Well done!

  12. Dave DiCello October 11, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    This could hang on any wall man, just breathtaking work

  13. Toad Hollow Photography October 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    This is just gorgeous, Chris, what an amazing photo!

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