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06 March 2013

Pawnee Buttes on the High Plains of Colorado

Two buttes rise above the high plains of Colorado

Walking out to the buttes on Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado can be full of surprises especially with unpredictable spring weather. This day there were storms rolling through which made for great photography potential. Without any cover or place to retreat we were ever mindful of the lightning that accompanies such storms and probably stayed a bit too long. But the grandeur of the vista and sky were simply too hard to resist. Do you ever indulge yourself in potential risks to shoot photography?

Pawnee Buttes

Pawnee Buttes
Two buttes rise above the high plains of Colorado with a stormy sky as a spring storm rolls over the grasslands.
Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Judi! It was an amazing day for this photographer.

  2. Another great capture, Julie! Makes me want to
    join out in Colorado for a girls photo shoot.

    1. I'm game! I could show you some wonderful places to shoot.

  3. Awesome!

    I like all the different blues and how the bright turquoise-like blue is right in the center.

    This is the first I've heard of "buttes." I've got to get to Colorado!

  4. Anita, our spring skies can be very spectacular. I love sky watching myself. They can change so fast! You definitely should see the west if you haven't. There is so much natural beauty to see. Look me up when you do!


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