Monthly Archives: July 2012
Okay, I did these on the laptop because I’m stupid. And Hugin is amazing for aligning and stitching panoramic photos. Definitely use the Autopano-sift-C plugin for autodetecting control points. Stitching together so many photos in a row, Hugin ends up … Continue reading
Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park is predominantly two-lane with no shoulders and frequently precipitous drops. Stopping on the road for photography (or for whatever reason) is prohibited; but in addition to visitors centers and campgrounds, the park … Continue reading
Today we entered Rocky Mountain National Park from the east, drove counterclockwise to the Grand Lake exit, had lunch, and drove back. The light in early morning and late afternoon didn’t give me good pictures in the eastern half of … Continue reading
Mountain rescue edition? Complete with underbody protection. Seriously, it’s a Vanagon. I’m not kidding.
From the balconette of our Estes Park hotel room: A most peculiar tree, wouldn’t you agree? Ah, mystery solved.
View Larger Map From Ft. Collins to Estes Park, we took the scenic route yesterday on Colorado Road 43 through Roosevelt National Park. I’m particularly fond of mountain driving, with winding roads and the smells of pines and water. We … Continue reading
Just east of College Avenue across from the south end of the main Colorado State University campus is the Annual Flower Trial Garden. Under the supervision of two horticulture faculty, students and volunteers plant and tend thousands of flowers to … Continue reading
Sometime as a child, I spent a great deal of time in the proximity of a poster of giant trees (probably oaks) lined in rows through a grassy expanse, their lowest limbs perhaps thirty feet from the ground, and people … Continue reading
After lunch yesterday, we ventured south of I-70 between Russell and Hays to Victoria, KS, home of St. Fidelis Church. Built from 1908 to 1911 by the descendants of Volga Germans immigrated from Russia, the church has undergone dramatic repair … Continue reading