Weekly Photo Challenge – Escape

Coyote Ridge Open Space

Coyote Ridge Open Space

When I want to escape from my day-to-day obligations and activities, I don’t have to go very far. Hiking in Colorado is a favorite past-time and with many trails within just a few minutes of my home, I can escape to a place of tranquility and peace. Here’s a shot I took earlier in the week on the Coyote Ridge Trail – five minutes from my house.

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60 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Escape

  1. How fun and convenient to live so close to so many great trails… not to mention gorgeous. Savor and enjoy your peace and tranquility. 🙂
    Beautiful, Cathy. Thanks for sharing.
    Love you!

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  2. Hiking’s not my thing, Cathy, unless it’s up the block or down the street to the subway. That photo is so gorgeous, it almost looks like 3D.

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  5. Mmm, that’s lovely. Aren’t you lucky! 🙂

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  13. mithriluna says:

    Gorgeous! I am definitely envious!

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  14. Becky says:

    Ooooo! I want to go!

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  15. vastlycurious.com says:

    Can I come visit? Thats a true escape and to you alone I admit it made me emotional. The suburbs are not working for me anymore Cathy. Great photo.

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  16. nice to have a getaway so close to home

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  19. Wow, you’re so lucky, Cathy! That sky is gorgeous. Beautiful capture.

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  22. aFrankAngle says:

    The vastness provided on a clear day must be something!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      It is something, Frank and we have many clear days. Because the air is dry and thinner at altitude, we have some of the bluest skies I’ve seen anywhere. And an average of 300 days/year of sunshine! 🙂

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  23. How lucky you are t live in such an amazing place and how lovely that you share it with us.

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  25. cynthiamc1 says:

    Loved hiking in Colorado when I was stationed out there.

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  28. The Hook says:

    Looks like a great place to escape to!

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  29. Adam S says:

    I always thought it would be sweet to landscape like that. Beaut scenery.

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  31. seabluelee says:

    Looks like a beautiful spot to hike!

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  32. Professions for PEACE says:

    How wonderful Cathy! Such gorgeous wilderness and so close. Thank you for sharing your spectacular photography here, and allowing me a small ‘escape’ each time I visit. Always uplifting! Blessings, Gina

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Gina! It’s soooo good to see you here! And I’m having so much fun with my photography! I went to a weekend workshop with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography a few weeks ago and had such a wonderful time. Filled in some gaps in my knowledge and got a lot of inspiration!
      Cathy

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      • Professions for PEACE says:

        Thank you dear heart – it’s so good to be back. And catching up on all you’ve been up to. Wow! I love seeing Peter ‘in the background’ behind his new best friend (an amazing shot of an amazing experience), and just imagining that you two recently enjoyed a 31 mile bike ride… oh my gosh. That alone inspires me to go on more adventures with my Dave. I’d be happy if we did a 3.1 mile bike ride! LOL. Seriously your photography is showing what you’ve been learning! Dave enjoys photography and I want to show him your tulip shot and your excellent description of what you used. He’s been playing with stitching photos together to create panoramic shots lately and I’m sure he’ll know just what you’re describing. All I know is that your results are absolutely gorgeous! Love to you!!

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        That’s one of the things I learned in the workshop – stitching shots together as panoramas. It’s very cool stuff! I’m excited to try it! I’d love to hear what Dave thinks about the tulip. Oh yes, and I’d suggest he check out HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging) Many of my recent shots are done using that technology.

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