A slideshow from my portfolio, automatically generated by my iPhone. Not sure that these are my best as the title suggests (I didn't name it, my phone did), but it does take in that entire year of shooting, from the middle of January to the end of December. There are studio shots, indoor shots and of course wildlife and scenics, 107 photos in just under six minutes. You might want to re-watch it at half speed to see all of them.
It was my first full year in Colorado, having moved there the prior year.
My iPhone just keeps cranking out slideshows! It named this one "Willamette: 2004-2021." These shots are actually from 1990 to 2021, (going all the way back to my film days) and are not shots of the Willamette River itself, but taken in its drainage basin in the Oregon Cascades. A few, of Summit Lake and Bobby Lake, are technically not in the Willamette drainage, but are so close that the computer probably thought they are.
Another creation by my iPhone, which takes images from my professional portfolio and makes slide shows from them. This one starts out hundreds of miles away from Ridgeway, Colorado, on the other side of the Continental Divide, but eventually gets there.
You see Tincup Pass, Cottonwood Pass, and the Grand Mesa before finally getting to the Good Stuff around Ridgway.
Another video automatically generated by my iPhone from pictures in my portfolio, which is stored on it.
This covers five of the eight years that I roamed the Colorado Rockies in my motorhome. The caption says "Grand Mesa" but it covers a great deal of the West Slope. Shots from several of the passes over the Rockies (Tincup Pass, Cottonwood Pass, Slumgullion Pass, Engineer Pass, Red Mountain Pass, etc.), the Silverlake area, the Grand Mesa, Sneffels Range, and many mountain wildflowers. Very scenic.
This waterfall, at 43.607º N, 122.143º W in Oregon's Willamette National Forest, is accessible by hiking only. There are two trailheads; one from the paved road/parking area at Salt Creek Falls near Oakridge, Oregon and the other a very short hike downhill from the blue dot on the map, on Forest Service road 420 -- four wheel drive not strictly needed but you'll want it.
The Flat Top Mountains, in northwest Colorado, overlay the Rockies, the result of lava flows some tens of millions of years after the Rocky Mountains were formed. They straddle two counties, and two national forests, with a roadless wilderness in the middle. I spent about three weeks there in July of 2017, first visiting the west side, then driving around them to come back in and visit the east side.
Here is a slideshow that my iPhone automatically generated from shots taken during that trip.
It's that time of year again. This Pandora Moth (Coloradia pandora) caterpillar wiggled its way through my campsite this afternoon, which they do at this time of year.
A pest species that is currently infesting central Oregon, they destroy pine forests. But they're cute. Normally the yellow bands are more brightly colored than this one, which has gotten itself all dirty.
The Forest Service wants to kill them all, but there is an Indian tribe in California that likes to roast and eat them (!), setting up somewhat of a political battle between the two.
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Various iPhone vids taken over the years. Many subjects/topics.