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Light, Shadow, and Texture - Rampart Range, Colorado

 

Rampart Range is one of my favorite places to go when I want to get out and take photos, and don't want to travel far. It takes me about 10 minutes to drive to this 60 mile long dirt road that runs along the ridge of the Rampart Range from Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, to just west of the town of Sedalia. The road winds around through rolling prairie and heavily forested acreage that is partly private, and partly National Forest. It offers the most spectacular views of Pikes Peak, the Front Range, and the Tarryall Mountains. Not to mention astounding sunsets.  I go often, and as it changes with the seasons, I'm never disappointed with the photos I take there.

I went Saturday, and spent about 2 1/2 hours wandering around in the open space photographing the pre-winter landscape. The light was constantly changing, and I was intrigued by the shadows, how the light fell, and the varying textures that surrounded me.

The sunset was accentuated by the contrails of several jets going in all directions across the sky. It was spectacular!

Sunset was definitely worth waiting for :)



This slideshow was produced with ProShow Producer V. 4, and is 2 minutes, 41 seconds long.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gene Allen
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Very nice and thanks for taking the effort. Have a great deay.
Nov 09, 2009 07:10 PM #7
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Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
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Thank you all for visiting, and watching the video :) It was a fun day - Making slideshows is fun, too!

Debi

Nov 09, 2009 09:48 PM #8
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William Johnson
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Hi Deb, This is totally stunning. I had intended  to look into the Pro Producer program because the transitions and formatting are just beautiful. A beautiful presentation.

Nov 09, 2009 10:30 PM #9
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Debi Boucher
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Thanks very much, William :) It is really a FUN program to work with. The amount of effects possible are endless.

Debi

Nov 09, 2009 11:03 PM #10
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Placer County, CA (Roseville, Loomis, Granite Bay)

Debi, you always have spectacular slideshows...this one's no exception! :)

Leilani

Nov 09, 2009 11:26 PM #11
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Michael Thornton
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Debbie, great photos and slide show. I do like the blend of sepia, B&W along with the colors. Too bad that we don't live closer together. We both could have fun getting in our right mind...

Helping you live your American dream...

Nov 10, 2009 04:41 AM #12
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Debi I enjoyed every moment of that 2 minute show; interesting photos and lovely presentation.  Thanks for sharing.

Yes we really don't have to go too far to find interesting photography subjects.

Nov 10, 2009 06:19 AM #13
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Toula Rosebrock
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Hi Debi:

All of your photos are awesome!

Really nice presentation with that slideshow.

Great job, as always.

Nov 10, 2009 06:44 AM #14
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Cynthia Bartch
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Oh wow Debi, what great slide show, the transitions into full color were amazing. Love, love, love the open field with the evergreens and the shadows in the field, stunning.

How lucky we are to have you here on AR!

Nov 10, 2009 07:43 AM #15
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Cynthia Bartch
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Ooh, I almost forgot Debi, I was reading too fast and thought you drove 60 miles in 10 minutes, LOL. I was thinking, man she must have rockets for an engine ;)

Nov 10, 2009 07:50 AM #16
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Tammy Lankford
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WOW, stunning and you are right, that sunset was so beautiful. 

Nov 10, 2009 09:04 AM #17
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Debi Boucher
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Leilani,  Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it!

Agreed, Michael! If you're ever in Colorado.... Maybe some day we put together an AR Group photo shoot somewhere - Wouldn't that be a kick?

Hi Jennifer, Thank you! I know some folks won't take the time to watch a video - prefer to look at photos - but as we've seen from the slideshows posted by our members, they can be very enjoyable!

Hello Toula - Thank a bunch! I appreciate the nice comments :)

LOL Cynthia! You are too funny! Wish I did have rockets for engines, think of the places I'd have time to visit!

Hello Tammy! Thank you! We got there in the afternoon intending to wait for sunset. It's one of my favorite places to photograph the sky!

Debi

Nov 10, 2009 10:23 AM #18
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Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Debi - stunning slide show.  I loved the long and winding road photo.  So baron yet so beautiful.  The best thing about taking photos in an area like this is that you are exercising but you don't even realize it because you are having so much fun.  Now you just need a dog to take with you lol.

Nov 10, 2009 10:36 AM #19
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Debi Boucher
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Jenny - You're right about the exercise, but wrong about the dog! At least MY dog - she's a sheltie - long hair, and lots of it! I learned that lesson long ago , when it took hours to get all the stickers and dried grass out of her coat... She stays home when I'm out in that country :) It's bad enough getting them off of me! LOL

The road photo is one of my favorites, too.

Debi

Nov 10, 2009 10:48 AM #20
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Craig Rutman
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Great stuff Debi!

I just got ProShow Producer V. 4 and once I figure it out a little better, I'm hoping to create some masterpieces along the lines of yours.

Nov 10, 2009 06:46 PM #21
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Debi Boucher
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WhooHoo! Craig! You are going to LOVE it! Let me know if I can help with the learning curve - feel free to call. I'd be pleased to help :)

Debi

Nov 10, 2009 06:57 PM #22
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Debbie Walsh
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Debi you are amazing.  Your first cover is on its way!

 

Nov 11, 2009 07:20 PM #23
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Debi Boucher
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Hi Debra - Thanks! And wouldn't that be nice? LOL Have a good evening!

Debi

Nov 11, 2009 08:53 PM #24
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Mike Hendren
Mike Hendren Photography - Castle Pines North, CO

Very nice post, Debi!  Heartfelt and well written, great photos as always, and the slideshow was great!

Mike

Nov 25, 2009 04:40 PM #25
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Debi Boucher
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Thanks so much, Mike :) It was a really nice day in the woods!

Debi

Nov 25, 2009 07:18 PM #26
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