Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Best Pictures

Below are my 10 favorite pictures taken during 2014.

You can view a few more (and older) pictures on my website at www.ascharlott.com


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Mesa Arch Sunrise No. 2   Canyonlands National Park, Utah
sunrise with spectacular clouds at Mesa Arch


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Mesa Arch Sunrise No. 1   Canyonlands National Park, Utah
sunrise with spectacular clouds at Mesa Arch


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Canyonlands Sunrise No. 1   Canyonlands National Park, Utah
sunrise in Canyonlands National Park


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Yellow Rock No. 2   Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah
A seam runs up Yellow Rock


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Yellow Rock No. 1   Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah
temporary pools of water form following rain on Yellow Rock


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Reflections   Lake Taneycomo, Missouri
abstract reflections of the shoreline in Lake Taneycomo (in southern Missouri) in late afternoon


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The Wanderer   Piney Lake, Colorado
a lone bull elk walks along the shoreline of Piney Lake in Colorado


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Grand View   North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
morning view of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon


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Last Vestiges of Fall   Flat Tops Wilderness, Colorado
the Bear River meanders through a small valley with the last few yellow Aspen leaves of the year visible on the trees in the distance


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Autumn Colors No. 3   Arapaho National Forest, Colorado
yellow Aspen trees and mountains in Colorado

Friday, January 3, 2014

2013 Best Pictures

Below are my 10 favorite pictures (plus one bonus) taken during 2013.

You can view a few more (and older) pictures on my website at www.ascharlott.com


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Cascade I   Lower Proxy Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
A waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge


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Snowy Bells    Maroon Bells, Colorado
Star trails in the pre-dawn sky over a snowy landscape


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Mount Hood    Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
The near-full moon illuminates Mount Hood as clouds roll in on a starry night


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Sunrise    Mount Evans Wilderness, Colorado
Sunrise lights up the rocks and sky on the trail to Mount Evans (14,264') and Mount Spalding (13,842')


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Fall Tapestry    Maroon Bells, Colorado
Snow covers the red rocks, pines, and Aspen on a fall morning


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Wizard Island Burning    Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
The rising suns lights up the clouds around Wizard Island in Crater Lake


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Redwoods    Northern California
Vertical trunks of the redwood trees against a backdrop of blue sky


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Waterfall Detail    Burney Falls, California
Detail of Burney Falls


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Red and Rock    Mount Evans Wilderness, Colorado
Rock and red plants on the saddle between Mount Evans (14,264') and Mount Spalding (13,842')


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Reflections    Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Sunset colors reflect in the waters of Sprague Lake


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My baby boy - born December 12!
Denver, Colorado

Saturday, January 5, 2013

2012 Best Pictures

Below are my favorite pictures from 2012. Due to the birth of my daughter, I didn't get out as much as I usually do, but I think I ended up with a few good ones.

You can view a few more (and older) pictures on my website at ascharlott.com


Number 1

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Dream Lake I
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park on a very misty/snowy/foggy day in May.


Number 2

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Seventh Circle I
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

A storm clears over rippled sand dunes in White Sands National Monument


Number 3

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Seventh Circle II
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Another look. I couldn't decide which one I liked better so I included both.


Number 4

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Smoky Sunrise
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

A brilliant sunrise over the Smoky Mountains.


Number 5

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Pike National Forest, Colorado

Early sunlight hits the top of this Aspen tree making it glow.


Number 6

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Dream Lake II
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park on a very misty/snowy/foggy day in May.


Number 7

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

Clearing clouds just before sunrise as viewed from Clingman's Dome.


Number 8

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Portal
Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, New Mexico

Looking down the (often-photographed) enfilade of doors in one of the ruins.


Number 9

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Approaching Storm
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

A lone flowering yucca plant stands to face the coming storm.


Number 10

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Clearing Storm, Sunrise
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

Long exposure during a clearing storm at sunrise, just below Clingman's Dome.


Number 11

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Waves
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Sunset light illuminates the mountains while the "waves" of sand dunes remain in shadow.


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My baby girl at birth and now - born January 2012, just turned one!
Denver, Colorado

Monday, July 20, 2009

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