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


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High Peaks Sunrise and Valley Fall Colors
Moon setting at dawn, Rico, Colorado, October 7. October 7, and I was driving up the Dolores River valley in southwest Colorado for another day of experiencing the fall colors. It was still dark as I left Cortez, and cruised through the town of Dolores. App...

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Last Dollar Road, Last Day of September
Driving up into the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, I hooked a right turn onto Last Dollar Road. Always worth it. The fall aspen colors were not quite at their peak, despite some early snows. Light snows. The aspen forests seemed to be sitting it ...

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Rico, Colorado Fall Colors
Fall colors from Rico Community Church, September 30. As I track the progression of the fall colors in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, I return again and again to the tiny community of Rico. Once the county seat when it was a mining boom town,...

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Aspen Colors in First Snow
Orange, yellow and green aspen tree foliage in the first snow of the high country. Photo location: San Juan National Forest, Colorado. © Copyright Stephen J. Krieg

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First Fall Weather at Mesa Verde
Rain curtain from the Navajo Canyon overlook, Mesa Verde. Mid September, and I'm enjoying the first fall weather of the season, which looks like it's going to continue. Goodbye summertime heat at last? I drove the Mesa Top Loop road first, just after the fi...

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Days So Much Shorter
Pinon Pine snag at Montezuma Valley Overlook. It's August now. Late summer. It's been a spectacular one, too. Rain showers in the afternoon, keeping the land green. Minimizing the wildfire danger. At this time of the year, the days (length of daylight) are ...

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Mesa Verde Summertime View
Navajo Canyon, Mesa Verde. It's mid summer. Here comes late summer right around the corner. I try to enjoy all the seasons. People are saying: "It's almost August! Where is the summer going?" It's going day by day, of course. Soon it will be fall, my favori...

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High Country Summer
Colorado Hwy. 145 near Lizard Head Pass It was the end of June, and I had not been back up into the southwest Colorado high country in over a month. Up the Dolores river valley from the quaint and historic river town of Dolores on Highway 145. Up past the h...

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Starry, Really Starry Night at 10,000 Feet
Milky Way and infinite friends, from Lizard Head Pass. Summertime, and the living's easy. Right? Especially up in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado. I was back up at Lizard Head Pass, and had found an excellent campsite on the National Forest to set...

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Moonrise, Moonset, and Sleeping Ute Mountain
Totten Reservoir, Mesa Verde, and Sleeping Ute Mountain. It was Full Moon time, that time of the month to once again try for great landscape photos featuring the moonrise. In June, sunset occurs late, just after 8:30 PM, which is also about the time that th...
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