On Owl Creek Pass in the Cimarron Mountains near Ridgway, Colorado.
This is the field where the climactic scene of the 1969 John Wayne movie True Grit was filmed. Robert Duvall and his gang lined up here on horse back and John Wayne charged, waving his rifle in the air as he cocked it, from directly behind me.
Interestingly, in the movie, Glen Campbell and Kim Darby were watching from a hill above to the left.
Campbell made his heroic rifle shot from a hill the doesn’t exist. It’s just a dirt parking lot along road that takes you to Silver Jack reservoir.
A large portion of that movie was filmed in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains near Ridgway/Ouray
One of my continuous photographic endeavors is to steadily increase my stock photography catalog.
For the entire months of February and March to date, this has been my hottest stock image.
This photo of “The Dallas Divide” in the San Juan Mountains was taken last Autumn on one of my photo tours using the Nikon D7200 and the 18-140mm VR kit lens. It’s a great portable camera kit and is capable of taking outstanding landscapes.
The real trick I suppose, is to keep taking photos of everything you see. Those photos can be converted to cash. Photography is a business too.
One reason I’m moving my internet photography away from Facebook and to the open internet.
There is a lot more truth on the Internet than you think. One just has to read beyond the headlines and sometimes connect the dots.
Facebook is an artificial environment. Yeah, I use it every day I’m around it, I keep people entertained with my latest brain farts, but the photography?
Facebook is unfulfilling for this photographer. I don’t care about likes. I care about good photographs. I post too many photos with the intention of getting likes. I don’t show you much of the strange stuff on Facebook because when I do, nobody likes it.
Every so often, I feel I have the change my mindset. Mental cleansing. Cerebral enema, purge the Facebook red meat from my photographic colon.
Ridgway is normally where I work from when doing Autumn photography in the San Juan Mountains. It provides good access to The Million Dollar Highway, the Dallas Divide and Last Dollar Road area. There’s a good pizza joint in Ridgway too.