"Southwest Colorado" - Images by Natalie Heller won 5 national awards for best photography and best coffee table book in 2016. This award winning book features 50 color photographs embracing the splendor of the San Juan mountains and valleys; wild flowers, aspen, snow covered rivers, historic mine buildings, steam trains and ranch life. Linen hardcover, dust jacketed and 120 pages in all.
This won the Landscape category and was published in the magazine "Cowboys & Indian's" 2016 annual photo issue. The road seemingly leads to Mt. Sneffels but only as the crow flies.
A Hearst visitor joined me for lunch and posed afterward. A best selling photograph of mine.
Awarded "Best in Show" across all art mediums at the 2018 - 58th annual Artist's Alpine Holiday show, a national juried art show held in Ouray, CO. Judges Mike Simpson and Greg Owens. Update: Just won another award...1st place in the Pro Division at the Montrose Visual Art Guild's annual show.
A special time of year when the wild flowers bloom.
A early snow dusts the spruce trees among the flaming yellow aspens of Colorado.
This truly was the last day of summer. We woke up to 10" of snow in Ridgway and decided to head up Red Mountain Pass to see what was left of the fall colors.
A behind the scene perspective.
Durango & Silverton narrow gauge trains from the 1800's are still in use though no longer for hauling ore; now it's a tourist destination from Durango to Silverton.
Integrity, hard work and a cold beer.
Purple majestic San Juan Mountains overshadow a mountain Pool.
A moody winter scene up on Last Dollar. Notice the little cabin in the background which puts scale to this scene.
Old relics unexplainably draw my attention, possibly the muted colors and textures on steel that become sculpture-like.
Early snow settles in the mountains making for golden leaves, frost covered spruce trees and snow covered rocks in the creek.
Road America - Elkhart Lake, WI has one of the most beautiful road courses in America. It's also host to two vintage races every year.
A lone spruce surrounded by glistening aspens.
Salvage yard in Norwood. Walked in one day years ago, looking for someone to ask if I could take photographs. When we finally did find someone we were politely asked to leave, which we did. Unfortunate as there were some pretty cool relics.
A back-alley find in Ouray, CO
1st Place - 2016 Unitah Arts Council Photo Contest