In mid-February, fourteen Photography Club members spent a few days in the Moab area, enjoying the magnificent red rock landscape. The group photographed in Arches National Park and other nearby sites. We were lucky to have fair weather (though chilly mornings) and good light for most of our photo shoots. The trip was a really fun four days in a fantastically photogenic area. Here is a gallery of images from several Club members who were on the trip. (Click on any image to view the photos full screen.)
Eleven members of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club traveled to Chama, NM on Oct 1 and followed the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Rail Road steam train on it’s journey from Chama to Cumbres Pass (and a little beyond). Besides the charm of the train, we had a glorious autumn day to enjoy, followed by a late lunch back in Chama. Here is a sample of member’s photos from the day.
The weather was perfect for the Club’s September 22 Plumtaw Loop fall color drive. Although the color is a little spotty this year, eight of us found some interesting images, spectacular scenery and a few stunning Aspen groves. Here is a sample of some of the photographs from the day, taken by Jacquie and Rob Hagberg, Kristine Rubish, Andy Butler, and Chris Roebuck. Click each image to enlarge.
On July 23, 2018 seven members of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club traveled over Wolf Creek Pass to the old mining town of Summitville. Located high in the San Juan Mountains, at 11,400 ft, the town’s remnants bear stark witness to the harsh environment. But the weather was perfect for our visit; clear in the morning with gathering clouds as the day progressed. This is a gallery of some of the Club members’ photos that resulted.
We will have a “summer in the mountains” photography outing on July 22 at 8 AM. There will be at least two stops, just across Wolf Creek Pass. First will be the Big Meadows Reservoir area, a mile or two off the highway on a gravel road. We can spend some time exploring the area around the reservoir, for some summer wildflowers, and perhaps reflections on the reservoir. It’s a popular fishing lake, but we should be there before it gets too crowded. We can then go back out to the highway, and drive a little over half a mile further towards South Fork to the Lake Fork pullout. There is a good trail here that we can follow along Lake Fork Creek. There are some good wildflowers, as well as nice scenes of the water flowing in the creek, and a small waterfall. Plan on half a mile or so of walking at each site. Bring water to drink, a lunch or snack, and dress for the weather. We should be back to Pagosa by 2 PM or so. Please let me know if you plan to attend.