Sometimes it’s all right there …
Dillon Reservoir and the Tenmile Range from the Dillon Marina overflow parking lot. I got out of my car that morning with camera in hand, shooting as I walked toward the top of the embankment, knowing that I only had 10 minutes or so before the frost melted and mist on the water faded.
SUMMIT COUNTY — I’m a fairly busy journalist, and as much as I love taking pictures, I don’t always have a lot of time to go out and scout locations or explore backcountry roads for new spots. That means I often rely on going to familiar places at certain times, just because I know what the light will be like, or that the trees — like in the image above — will be covered with frost. Thankfully, I live in a place where some of the best scenery is easily viewed from the highways and byways, or even parking lots. All the images in this essay were shot within a five minute walk, or less, of one of Summit County’s major roads, or even from parking lots.
Taking one of my son's friends home after a skateboard session, we pulled off eastbound I-70 at the scenic overlook to watch the moon rise over Dillon Reservoir.
Along Dillon Dam Road.
Pass Lake, just a 100 yards away from busy Highway 6 at Loveland Pass.
A similar view in summer.
Roadside scene at Loveland Pass, Colorado.
Getting out of the car in my parking lot, I caught a glimpse of the early morning sun gleaming on these leaves piled up in the gutter.
I pulled off Dillon Dam Road as I watched this hawk land and snapped the photo from inside my car, using the partially opened window as resting place for the camera.
The Meadow Creek/Lilypad Lake trailhead.
Dillon Reservoir mists from the Dam Road.
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