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Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby DrGO » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:26 am

14er Photo enthusiasts: We are looking for recommendations on the best vantage points for photos of Mt. Sneffels. It's my wife's favorite 14er and we are planning a Fall colors trip there next week. Thanks!

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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby Presto » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:31 am

The Dallas Divide.
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Re: Best places to photograph Mount Sneffels

Postby wizzer » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:32 am

The Community of Log Hill (Panoramic). Then there is a large turnoff along the dirt road into a basin shortly before the TH from the north ( Blaine Basin Route) for a closer photo. I believe this road is called west dallas creek or something like that.

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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:33 am

Presto wrote:The Dallas Divide.


+1. This is my favorite single-mountain view in Colorado.
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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:34 am

Any word on when colors should be peaking near Tride/Ridgeway? i'm planning on heading up there on Monday, to D divide.
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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby DurangoJenn » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:04 am

This is the Dallas Divide last Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25:

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Georgia, I was surprised Telluride wasn't at peak last weekend like I was expecting, although Ouray/Silverton were. You should hit it perfectly on Monday for T'ride.

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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby Brent D » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:32 am

DrGo,
Try County roads 5 and 7 (East Dallas Creek) off of highway 62

Road 7 (Blue Lakes trail head is at the end) has several cool views, including this one about a mile or less form the end:

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Road 5, right before it enters the Forest Service land, there's a great clearing with this view:

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Check out Darren's great page, scroll down to descriptions for those roads, some other cool shots for sure.


http://mycolorado.org/fall_drives.html

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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby JA_son27 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:14 pm

Love your website Brent!
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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby Brent D » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:31 pm

JA_son27 wrote:Love your website Brent!



Thanks! :D I'm actually headed out in about an hour to shoot more! ! Cant wait!

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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby DrGO » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:50 pm

Thanks, everyone, for all the great advice! Brent, we enjoyed looking at your website. Beautiful photography! Thanks for sharing. Have a great trip.

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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby TravelingMatt » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:47 am

I think I found the spot where the cover photo for Roach's 14ers was shot. Hope to finish off the roll and get the slides back within a couple days.
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Re: Best places to photograph Sneffels

Postby DrGO » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:59 am

Thanks, everyone, for the great photo location suggestions! Friday, October 7th, gave us the last fall colors opportunity for Sneffels (a very brief 4-hour window in the morning). It had snowed the day before, so we had an unexpected frosty mixture with the late fall colors. Dallas Divide, Dallas Creek, Blue Lakes/Blaine Basin trailhead and Log Hill gave us lots of choices and a mad scramble to beat the weather.

Here is a link to a few of the photos we captured:

http://www.ompphoto.com/Colorado-14ers/Mount-Sneffels-San-Juans/12091263_VdbmqN#1520393237_pf9VcJV-A-LB

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