jasonjhatfield
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Blue Lakes Colorado



Lakes of an incredible blue color sit below the Sneffels Range in Ridgway, Colorado.

Lakes of an incredible blue color sit below the Sneffels Range in Ridgway, Colorado.
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Contest Finalist in Spring 2016 Photo Contest
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Spectacular Lakes Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol2Top 30 class
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HDR Colors Photo Contest Explore SeriesTop 20 class
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Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 20 class
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Spring 2016 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Simple Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
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barbaramillesrobinson PRO+
 
barbaramillesrobinson May 18, 2016
Stunning scene! Voted Simple Landscapes. Good Luck to you!
jasonjhatfield
jasonjhatfield May 18, 2016
Thanks :)
nandicmb
 
nandicmb July 09, 2016
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Spring 2016 Photo Contest!
jasonjhatfield
jasonjhatfield July 12, 2016
thank you
PhotosbyJLR PRO+
 
PhotosbyJLR October 18, 2016
I was just there and alas, no wildflowers.
jasonjhatfield
jasonjhatfield October 18, 2016
Yeah, they peak around late July usually.

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this photo on a short backpacking trip to Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
Time
This image was created at sunrise not far from where I camped under the shelter of a few trees.
Lighting
With heavy clouds overnight I wasn't sure how sunrise would be, but luckily they parted enough to allow a little glow on the mountains.
Equipment
I created this image with my Sony a7R and 16-35mm f/4 Lens.
Inspiration
This is a location I've visited often during my trips to SW Colorado, but I've not been able to time it correctly with the wildflowers before. I knew they were reaching peak bloom and I was in the area so I decided on a quick trip before heading home.
Editing
This is a blend of multiple images to capture the full dynamic range of the scene.
In my camera bag
Sony a7R II with lenses, bear spray, and rain gear.
Feedback
Always have backpacking gear with you.

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