24 and 25
Alamosa, Colorado Springs to Denver
start yet again to get to the dunes before sun-up. After sunrise had a long drive
first to Cannon City to get some processing done. Unfortunately the place had
gone out of business so I headed through to Colorado Springs and managed to get
the last of my films done in an hour or so. Next morning I spent a short time
at Colorado Mountain Zoo before the final drive to the motel in Aurora the evening
before the flight home.
morning light on the dunes north of Alamosa.
lone empty house in the middle of nowhere was not too far from the Sand Dunes
abandoned building was on r160 to Walsenburg. The image has had post filter processing
the last of the autumn colours before the last dash north
meerkats from Africa who live in groups are a favourite at the Colorado Mountain
friendly toad poses while having a dip.
I was there a group of students were viewing and noting the behaviour of the primates.
I did wonder on several occasions who was watching who!
giraffe enclosure did not have the best of backgrounds, so I went in close for
the image on the right and for the left hand image cut out the giraffes and placed
them against a cloud background - 'Four heads are better than one'
Snow Leopard and Siberian Tiger were not so easy to capture so patience was needed
hippo was waiting for me to throw in my camera - no chance - while I had a nice
chat with a Tawny Frogmouth.
dipping of toes in this pond
spaceman checks out his departure at the airport! Last pic of the trip.
images are copyright Richard Tucker
that is the end of the still images. Statistics - A total of 3779 shots taken
on the Dimage 7 , about three hours of digital video , 52 Fuji films on the F4,
and 8932 time lapse shots on the Nikon 990 at a rate of about 10-12 per minute
and about 5000 miles of driving. Phew!
The final section contains some examples
of the time lapse sequences.