Sunday, October 7, 2007


I'm not going to bother with the usual first post gibberish. Suffice it to say that this is, without a doubt, the first one. Onward...

We returned from Colorado last week. It was another fantastic trip. We were there for five days and we got some beautiful photographs. I've only had time to process a few of them - since we returned just in time for the soccer tournament... 12 games in one day. I kid you not, folks. Twelve. The kids did very well. One of our teams won the championship and another took second place. A third child scored two goals, and the fourth... well... she kicked the ball at least twice. Which is an accomplishment. So we're proud of all our soccer players. VERY proud.

Anyway - it rained a lot in Colorado. But who's complaining? We got up every morning at 4 am and headed out to the Maroon Bells. It's a beautiful spot - named for the deep reddish/purple earth and bell shaped mountains. We checked in advance to find out when the Aspen's would reach peak fall color and we arrived right on time. It rained a lot during our stay, but breaking clouds made for some spectacular sunsets, and we loved the heavy mist that rolled through the valleys in between storms.

We did a lot of hiking and driving - looking for beautiful spots and following the light. We're pretty happy with the results of our work. And I'll start posting it to my website once the images are processed. Meanwhile, here's a mini preview. This shot was taken at Maroon Bells. The mist on the mountain was absolutely beautiful and a shaft of light touched the top of the mountain as the sun climbed past the horizon. The water was smooth and clear - and the reflections were breathtaking. Fresh snow had fallen on the peaks during the night. What a place.



Blogger Kory said...

I've seen your stuff on Fred Miranda and am very impressed. Very strong images! Glad to see you've started a blog. Incidentally, I'm also a photographer who's started a blog recently. Check it out if you'd like.

Kory Lidstrom,

Keep up the great shooting! :)

October 9, 2007 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks for your kind words about my work, Kory. The blog was a way to let people see more variety - since my website is only landscapes. People ask me lots of questions and this seemed like a reasonable way to answer publicly. I just got it up and running this week, so time will tell if it's worth the effort or not. :)

You have some lovely images on your blog. I like some of your portraits from the festival. Thanks for sharing your work with me - and for taking the time to comment. Nice work!


October 10, 2007 at 10:31 AM  

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