Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Stephen Krieg
Fine art, natural history, and travel photographer; multimedia artist
Fine art, natural history, and travel photographer; multimedia artist

Stephen's posts

Post has attachment
Mesa Verde from Park Point
Looking south from Park Point, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Early May, and the spring season is well along. Not far from the Memorial Day weekend start to the real crush of visitors. A great time to explore the park before it gets hot and crowded. I ...

Post has attachment
The Great Sage Plain Greens Up
Winter wheat fields and Abajo Mountains, Dove Creek, Colorado Going home, early May. Dove Creek, southwest Colorado. Actually I had come up from the lower Dolores River at Slick Rock, enjoying the swollen river and the boaters floating down to their take-ou...

Post has attachment
Mesa Verde: the Green Table-Mountain is Greening Up
Point Lookout Trail, along the North Rim, Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde is Spanish for "green table". Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado encompasses that "table", which is actually a tilted one (a cuesta , in geologic terms). It's a high ...

Post has attachment
La Sal Mountains Springtime Sunset
La Sal Mountains at sunset from near the Bears Ears National Monument boundary, San Juan County. Late April in southeast Utah and the Four Corners country, and the weather was moody. I like the variety that it provides. Driving west out of Monticello toward...

Post has attachment
Moonset Over the Abajos
Moonset at sunrise, near Monticello, Utah. I had been intending to take off in the other direction, until I exited my front door and saw the just past full moon setting over the Abajo Mountains. Hmm. Did I have time to do something about it? I did. So I dro...

Post has attachment
Mesa Verde: North Rim April Evening
Mesa Verde's North Rim escarpment from the Geologic Overlook. "Light forms the image" wrote legendary photographer Edward Weston (1886-1958). Meaning the quality of the light at the time. The type of light, and how it played off of the surfaces in the scene...

Post has attachment
Mesa Verde North Rim Morning
Point Lookout, from the northern end of Mesa Verde National Park. Early April, and time to drive back up into Mesa Verde to go to work. The warm-season crowds have not yet arrived, just the Spring Break families that have livened up the place after the wint...

Post has attachment
March: Out Like a Lion
Downtown Monticello, Utah, March 30.  It's a rather early spring in southeast Utah. But plenty of unsettled weather has been rolling through. Last evening the latest one was arriving, with rain and snow showers. Loyd's Lake, March 31. In the morning it was ...

Post has attachment
Mesa Verde in Early Spring
Sleeping Ute Mountain from Montezuma Valley Overlook, on the North Rim of Mesa Verde. After a late March snowfall, I drove into Mesa Verde National Park at dawn. I was early enough that I didn't take my first photographs until I was well into the north end ...

Post has attachment
The Clouds Parted
Sunrise clouds clearing over the Mancos Valley A March morning and Mesa Verde was locked in fog. Some fresh snow on the ground, but the road into the park was merely wet, not icy. As I drove up the first set of switchbacks, I was thinking: no photos from an...
Wait while more posts are being loaded