Since we are flatland folks from NE we started out with an a trail that was rated a 2. It goes all the way up to 5 - which we were not allowed to go on.
This trail was called Yankee Boy Basin. The trail dead ends at a couple of little waterfalls. There was also tons of wildflowers as well.
I also was excited about trying out my new ND filters!!! So up the hill we went.
Before we got there we spent the night in Gunnison. Linda and I had spent a night there over 27 years ago. It did not go well then. A real bad hotel room can spoil the whole experience. So when I suggested that we spend the night there - Linda voted a very strong no.
As we drove into town there was a brand new Holiday Inn Express. Linda was convinced that nothing was going to crawl on her this time. We stayed!
The next morning we headed up to Crested Butte. This stream was on the way up the mountain and it called my name. Using my brand new neutral density filters I took several long exposures. The week got off to a great start but would only get better.
These delicate grasses grabbed me and pulled me in.
Fortunately there was no wind.
Nikon 50mm 1.4 afs
I used a 300 mm with an 1.4 to isolate the plant from the background. Plus it kept me a good distance from the bees. Hate them.
While on our family vacation at the Lake of The Ozarks, my daughter in law decided to do a little Kayaking. The sun broke through for the first time in days and lit up of the lake. I asked Alyssa if she would paddle into this gorgeous light - and like a true super model she maneuvered the craft perfectly - and this is the result.