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July 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 4:23pm MDT

Colorado offers outdoor opportunities unlike any other state and while the summer heat settles in, photos of the amazing scenes across our state provide a view into why we love it here so much. The weather this time of year has a pretty standard pattern of quickly warming temperatures followed by afternoon thunderstorms that can cool […]

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May 2018 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 4:53am MDT

Colorado’s famously highly variable weather seems to showcase itself during the month of May when a variety of weather conditions can be seen.  This provides a prime opportunity for photos of everything weather to flora to fauna. The month of May can bring extremes.  Snow is not entirely uncommon during the month but more common […]

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December 2017 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Saturday, December 30th, 2017 4:54am MDT

The month of December can offer everything from bone dry conditions to bone chilling cold and monstrous snowstorms.  The weather and wildlife all afford an abundance of photo opportunities as our December photo slideshow shows. Leaves have fallen from trees now and the landscape can sometimes look quite stark.  However it only takes a quick shot […]

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November 2017 top shots: Monthly photo slideshow

Sunday, November 26th, 2017 7:17pm MDT

Typically November is a quiet weather month with plenty of nice, fall days but it can also turn wet with healthy doses of snow and moisture.  The wide variety of conditions can create picturesque scenes ranging from blue skies and snow-capped mountains to a wintry wonderland in the metro area. November is the second snowiest […]

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Stunning video captures Colorado’s gorgeous fall colors

Friday, October 21st, 2016 6:22am MDT

We happened across this video recently and had to share it. Photographer Jason Hatfield is a transplant to Colorado and has spent recent years filming our fall foliage. The end result? An amazing compilation of the high country in autumn. From Jason’s description: For the 8 years I’ve lived in Colorado, I’ve been most enthralled […]

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Photo: Sunrise casts the snow-capped mountains in pink

Sunday, March 16th, 2014 2:12pm MDT

Sunrise this morning cast the mountains from Mount Audubon to Longs Peak in a gorgeous pink / orange.  As seen from Golden Ponds in Longmont.  Image courtesy Tony’s Takes Photography.

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Photo: A snow-covered landscape at sunrise

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 4:08pm MDT

We headed out this morning looking for bald eagles at Cherry Creek State Park. Certainly saw LOTS of them but also enjoyed a beautiful morning with the snow-covered trees and blue skies. If you like this image, be sure to check out our photography website at Tony’s Takes.  There is also an accompanying, Facebook page, […]

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Our view while on vacation in southwestern Colorado

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 4:33pm MDT

Many folks noticed the lack of new stories post last week other than a photo or two on our Facebook page.  We took the week off for some much needed R & R and were able to enjoy one of our favorite parts of the state. The image below was taken in Gunnison National Forest […]

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Wednesday afternoon brings gorgeous halo around the sun

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 1:40pm MDT

Mother Nature can do some pretty amazing things.  Spotted just a bit ago, a 22 degree circular halo around the sun. Halos are caused by ice crystals, usually in cirrus clouds, and are sometimes seen around the sun and moon. As the light hits the crystals it is refracted and reflected at a 22 degree […]

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Photo gallery: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 7:39am MDT

Public access to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge has increased greatly now that they allow visitors to drive their own vehicles through the facility.  We have taken advantage of it over the past couple of weeks and have enjoyed some extraordinary photo opportunities. A wide variety of birds are available for viewing but […]

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