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Old 04-09-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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If the mods aren't up to it, please delete or modify.

I think it would be fun to have a thread that might end up being a sticky thread where we all show off our experiences around Colorado. You can point to a web page you put together (even if rudimentary as I am web designer and sometimes I just want the easy way out - I don't care if my design looks good right now I like my photos, just that my photos are fun for people to view) or you have a photo that you want to share?

Rules please, you or a member of your family (or friend) must be the photographer. Meaning they are are not copyrighted material and you, by posting the photos, you give may give up a lot of rights iffin you post them. Them's the breaks. If your photo is that good, watermark it and keep track of its use.

You agree that you will not use unauthorized linking aka "hot linking". You have secured hosting through something like Photobucket or your own hosting site or whatever. Hotlinking is BAD, very BAD. If I were a mod I would moderate that part and click to see if you match up...but I can still flag people that don't follow that part as I have magical super powers as a former IT manager. I will look at your photos and see if it might be questionable and alert the mods.

If you like music...jam with me. I hve a bit of Sheryl Crow on right now. Hey, this thread is all about fun guys and girls (er women).

Okay, back to the thread. There's a reason we live here, the photography abilities from the Front Range to the Western Slope. From Northeast to Southwest Colorado. We have such a diverse landscape from prairie to mountains to desert to city to towns...this is probably one of the best places to photograph for its diversity. If you've live in CO long enough you know what I am talking about.

I know most of you will follow basic rules but if you can please, make it your own material. Heck as far as I am concerned, if the photos are of you and your family enjoying a day out in your suburban 'hood in Highlands Ranch washing the car or you live in remote Colorado and you have found the most serene hiking path...post it. This is about days in the life of Coloradans - new and long-timers.

I will start you with a single photo I took last week:



And with images from the rest of that small road trip they are here:

Small Road Trip to Wilkerson Pass, CO

Last edited by COflower; 04-09-2008 at 07:19 PM.. Reason: My photo is messed up!
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I see some views but no one wants to bite?

Here's another from my road trip to Wilkerson Pass. Yeah, it's from 31st or 30th street (heck I can't keep track, I just drive) looking at Kissing Camels from the side of the road:



I still want to post my photos I posted somewhere here from my trip to Palmer Park. I don't have the best camera but I love showing people the wonders we have in CO. If I had a scanner, I would show you the other photos I have taken in the past with my regular 35mm.

So, bump!

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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<a href="sany0020.jpg - Image - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting" target="_blank"><img src="http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/sany0020.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>hope that works

that is the start pic, of my 2 day trip to the top of that sucker.
tell me to use a trail next time LOL
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Okay, I am going batty because it's cloudy, not enough snow for my taste but here we go; 03-27-08 a cold but wonderful morning in Palmer Park which for those not familiar with it, it's basically in the center of C Springs so you can sort of isolate yourself amongst the busy part of life. Not many cities have this where I have visited to the degree of this (thinking San Fran, NYC, heck even in Phoenix) I met a group of women that regularly go up there for a hike and take their dogs. My dog decided it was a good place for a poo and thankfully they pointed me to a volunteer organized box that had bags you could take your dog's doodoo and help keep the park clean. If you get a chance to come to C Springs, make a run up to Palmer Park. It's a bit of bliss in an otherwise crazy world and at 7:00 am, it's a community effort to make sure you have fun:



More here: Trip to Palmer Park in Colorado Springs 03-37-08

More photos to come once we get over this cold spell and please contribute y'all. Show the world our wonderful place called Colorado. Give them a sense of why we live here despite the negatives...heck any place has negatives but you only make of it what you make of it. It either sucks or you see that every place as gems amongst all that which you aren't thrilled with. I would rather live in another place (Grand Junction or Cañon City) than C Springs but dang, I actually love this place. I was born and raised here and I have two boys I love from it - my cat Montgomery and my dog Jake (both rescues, thank you very much...Montgomery was adopted at 8 years old!). For that alone, makes me a happy camper, not that I am a rescue freak but for the fact that I found two wonderful animals.

From a blissfully happy Coloradan...please share your photos and promote Colorado as something other than weird people that hate. We really aren't like that...I'm not anyway and I am a "native" (if you will). It's just not in my nature to put down those that want to live in this state. I could give a crap if you came from the moon, if you want to share a bit of soil with me, as long as you respect me I will respect you back.

Hugs and love from Colorado Springs.

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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promote Colorado as something other than weird people that hate.
Did I miss something? I've never gotten the impression that people from CO were weird people that hate.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Originally Posted by nathan yudnich View Post
<a href="sany0020.jpg - Image - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting" target="_blank"><img src="http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/sany0020.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>hope that works

that is the start pic, of my 2 day trip to the top of that sucker.
tell me to use a trail next time LOL
You hve about 30 minutes to redo your post so it can look like:



Click on the little mountain thing up on top and only put in your http address. I learned the hard way too.


Last edited by COflower; 04-10-2008 at 12:34 PM.. Reason: OR NOT that should have worked - mods, help?
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Big photo but, I think I solved it:

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Did I miss something? I've never gotten the impression that people from CO were weird people that hate.
If you scour the posts through here you will find that some people from California and Texas seem to have been subjected to a form of dislike when they told others that they were from their respective states. I call POO on that because really, it's those that have moved from elsewhere and have (for a good t30 years) wanted to keep Colorado pristine despite the fact they moved from elsewhere some kind of secret.

In this kind of place, who wants to keep it a secret? We've all (except me, haha) have moved from some other place to Colorado or Wyoming or Utah or California or, heck take a pick of states in the U.S. I just want my fellow Coloradans from the natives like me to the new people here to give it a boost and feel good about it.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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<a href="sany0020.jpg - Image - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting" target="_blank"><img src="http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/sany0020.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>hope that works

that is the start pic, of my 2 day trip to the top of that sucker.
tell me to use a trail next time LOL
BTW, that has to be Mnt. Sopris...I miss that area with all my heart. Heck, I learned to like country music when I lived in Grand Junction and spent a lot of my time up in the area of Glenwood, Carbondale, Snowmass and Aspen. If it's not then I am punked.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Larkspur, CO
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Ohhh boy. You know how to get me, don't you? You guys might kick me off here now. Hahaha.

Some of my favorites from Colorado.

Lizard Lake:


A sunrise from my yard:


While we're on sunrises, I love that this happens all the time. Another one from my yard.


Another thing I LOVE about colorado. STARS. Another shot from my yard that was a test shot with a new camera, but I just fell in love with after I saw it.


For those who don't like the cold, skip by this one. COFlower will probably like this one. While this could have been taken anywhere that's cold and snowing, it was taken in my front yard again...


And the last one. Yes it rains. If it doesn't rain, then everything turns an ugly brown. I seem to remember southern California and all it's nast brown hillsides....


While those aren't my only favorite ones, I thought I better keep it down for a while here.
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