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JHP Newsletter - 2005, No. 4, 1 June

Web: New Images

I've posted new images to the website, some of which haven't appeared in the Newsletters.

I've also reduced prices for prints, so if you've been holding back, now's the time to get one of your favorite images.

Travel: Local Colorado

While I've largely been tied to the office processing images since returning from Africa, I have managed to escape a few times to go shooting. I took a short trip to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) at the end of April to shoot after it had snowed for a few days. The weather was still a bit soupy, but the diffuse light was good for some subjects.

Glacier Creek
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Red Fox
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

The next excursion was in early May. I went out to the ski areas of central Colorado to check out galleries, and of course had to do some shooting too. On my way out, I went by two bighorn sheep rams close by the side of I-70, and pulled off into a chain-up area to shoot them. On my way back, I stopped at RMNP for a few days. A very friendly mallard came to check me out by Sprague Lake, and I had a great time hanging out with a coyote for about an hour one morning as it was looking for breakfast. I watched it snag a Richardson's ground squirrel.

Bighorn Sheep
Colorado
Mallard Drake
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado


Coyote
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Coyote with a Richardson's Ground Squirrel
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

My latest excursion was to RMNP for a couple of days in late May. I had fun shooting several Golden-mantled squirrels near Sprague Lake, and enjoyed driving along the Trail Ridge Road that had just opened for the season. It connects the eastern and western parts of the park, and is the highest continuous road in the US, reaching 12,183 ft (3713m).

Golden-Mantled Squirrel
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Long's Peak at Sunrise
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Travel: Norway

I'm off to Norway in three weeks. The first two weeks of the trip will be with a Joe Van Os photo tour to the Svalbard Islands way off the north coast, primarily to shoot polar bears, and the second two weeks will be a self drive on the mainland, mainly around the fjords.

Take care.

— James

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