f11news is brought to you by Landscape Photography Magazine & Wild Planet Photo Magazine

San Juan Mountains, Colorado, USA by Benj Wadsworth

My brother and I recently backpacked more or less from Durango to Silverton, Colorado via what was dubbed by those before us as the "Weminuche High Route", a mostly off trail route in the San Juan Mountains. It was a fantastic trip on many fronts but two things will stick in my memory...

1. The wildflowers were unreal. When we weren't hiking over nasty, loose talus (ok - maybe three things will stick in my memory) we were hiking through spectacular fields of wildflowers. I've never seen anything like it and probably never will again.

2. It rains a lot in sunny Colorado (which may explain #1). We expected afternoon thunder storms, and I have dealt with those a lot in the Northern Rockies. They are pretty quaint really if you don't get killed by lightening. The clouds build up at 3 or 4 in the afternoon, it pours for half an hour or so with blue skies in the distance, and then there is a beautiful rainbow and the sun comes out. Not so in Colorado. Rather, the clouds start building at 10 am or so, the rain starts soon after, and it pours, hails or spits on you until dinner. I've decided the whole "sunny Colorado" thing is a myth promoted by the CO chamber of commerce. That being said, the weather made for some great photos!


Magazine Invitation
I really enjoyed this picture so I invite you to submit it for publication in Landscape Photography Magazine. If you wish us to promote your picture through all our social media platforms (over 600.000 followers) and offer you ultimate exposure, then follow the link to upload it…
http://lp-mag.com/galleria
Dimitri Vasileiou
Editor of Landscape Photography Magazine
Camera Nikon D600
Lens Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
Aperture f/18
S/S 1.6sec
Iso 100
Leave A Comment
Please join us in congratulating the photographer by leaving a comment below. All comments are welcome, just make sure they are constructive.
Upload Your Picture

Take Part

Your picture will be published on this website and will also be promoted via our Flickr, 500px and all our social media platforms to over 600.000 followers. You might also be invited to publish it in Landscape Photography Magazine.
Please share this post.

About Author 



  • I'm a semi-professional outdoor adventure and landscape photographer based in Seattle, Washington, USA.

    Please add your comment below. You don't need to create an account, you can use your social media account if you wish.

    s2Member®