• Fog.
  • Approximately 7700 feet elvation gain from the valley floor, elev 5300, to the top of Mt Audobon at a little over 13,000.
  • Part of the Arapaho National Forest. The large peak is Mt. Audubon. I think it looks blurry because the wind is blowing snow up there.
  • North Boulder suburbs. Dakota Ridge, I think it' called.
  • Olde Stage Road.
  • Lovely colours - Mark Youlden

Hot air in the cold air and early morning glow

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Saw this while driving to work one morning. It's on 95'th Street just north of Arapaho in Boulder County, Colorado. Technically, I think I was in Lafayette. It's not often that I see a colorful balloon against snow covered rural foothills. I'm 99% sure that's Mt. Audubon. The Indian Peaks are back there, too.

You can also see little sections of Olde Stage Road (on the mountainside) which is a favorite bicycling route. The road from which I took this photo is also a popular biking route.

I cropped and color enhanced the original some. Here's the original: www.flickr.com/photos/question_everything/4160551179/in/p....

The foreground is a hay field.

crisnapires, Wanda Pietrzak, and 82 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. calmircd 50 months ago | reply

    Really spectacular work. Stunning view!

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  2. RD Crisp 48 months ago | reply

    superb image, great tones

  3. Visit Colorado 47 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Colorado Hot Air Balloons, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. zJMac 43 months ago | reply

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  5. Naomi | Warren 41 months ago | reply

    Really like this! Such a lovely wintery feel to it.

  6. stuiemac 37 months ago | reply

    Love the colours

  7. artland 37 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
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  8. Michel & his dolls 31 months ago | reply

    too much photoshop

  9. Let Ideas Compete 31 months ago | reply

    Perhaps you're right.

  10. Hardy Marcks von Würtemberg 21 months ago | reply

    Oh this one is probably the best. I like the saturated morning light. Beautiful.

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  12. victor98_2001 15 months ago | reply

    excellent shot

  13. Mals R 15 months ago | reply

    That's a beauty mate!

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