At the height of the summer wild flower season in the San Juan Mountains, Yankee Boy Basin is arguably one of the most exquisite sights at sunrise in all of Colorado. The high alpine slopes were filled with a plethora of wild flowers filling the foreground with a full spectrum of color. A Columbine and Sneeze Weed flower nestled close to each other, as if in juxtaposition, illustrated their intricate elegant detail, delicate floral design and rich color. You can almost smell the wet earth and the sweet scent of their flower essence.
A Pentax 67II Medium format camera with a 55mm lens w focusing ring, f-22, shutter speed at 1/60th of a sec and Fuji Velvia Film (ISO50) were used to capture the flowers. The 60X70mm transparency was scanned and enhanced in photoshop to open the shadows and increase colorsÕ saturation.