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Golden Falls, St.Vrain | by Rocky Pix
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Golden Falls, St.Vrain

I was at Golden Ponds, the Longmont, Boulder County greenbelt and rec area and I was in no particular hurry so I stumbled over to the creek and found an irrigation diversion. This spot is surrounded by city and the turn into the rec. area is just over six blocks away from home base. I wanted to look for possible locations even though the sky has been the pits lately. I opted for this scene with little sky but it was a contrast king. I knew I'd have some work to try to contain the range; the sunlit rushing water and the deep shade maxed what I could present. I wandered the green space and took some detail shots that were available, I mostly kept the sky out of the frame. I love shooting backlit scenes with this camera and lens. I might lug the tripod when I return. Some of the shots were slow enough to be a bit dicey.


I stopped at this view and thought of the early choke cherry harvest this year. An early autumn would be a welcome relief from the oppressive summer of flames. Since that day, we strung up a record of days over 90 degrees.


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Taken on September 14, 2012