I just finished editing images from a mid-July trip to Ouray, Silverton, and Durango Colorado in search of fun, flowers, and scenery. We went last year as well but the flowers were spectacular this year. These images are all from this trip.
My favorite spot both last year and this for wildflowers is Governor Basin. American Basin is second. The highly touted Yankee Boy basin would be third. The first two require a high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle (and I mean it!). Careful drivers might be able to negotiate Yankee Boy basin with in all-wheel drive car with reasonable clearance.
My previous post was on Governor Basin. This one is on American Basin.
American Basin, San Yuan Mountains, Columbines
The greens in the above image are a bit electric but they are not that way on my computer. This is an artifact of conversion to JPEG. Sometimes this is hard to correct for a display.
Feature Image Details
- EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera
- Canon 16-35MM F4 L Lens
- F16 for 1/350th second ISO 1000
- Focal length 26mm
I used a high ISO to stop the wind. Also I focused stacked the image by focusing on the near flowers, mid-range flowers, and then the mountains. As with my previous post, every image in this set was focused stacked.
Additional American Basin Images
I have a many more posts to do in this Rocky Mountain series covering another American Basin set, Yankee Boy Basin, Imogene Pass, Clear Lake, Silverton, and Durango.
Those interested in my equipment and recommendations can find it here: Mish’s Equipment List.
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Mike “Mish” Shedlock