Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July. We had a great long weekend up at the condo.

We had two fantastic nights of fireworks over beautiful Lake Dillon.

On Friday night, we enjoyed a short hike to the marina in Dillon and watched the great show over the amphitheatre. It was a bit crazy and we parked way on the edge of downtown Dillon. Matt planned to try his hand at photographing the fireworks so we choose a quiet bench to watch the display.

On Saturday night, we watched the fireworks that were from the marina in Frisco. As we were driving from the condo to Frisco, we spotted the scenic overlook on I-70 overlooking the lake. We saw a couple of spots and made the U turn at the Frisco exit. We arrived at the overlook about 7pm and found one of the last spots where we could back the truck up and enjoy our dinner of wine & cheese on the tailgate. Have I mentioned that we thought we would be rained out as it rained and was very windy for several hours in the afternoon. Needless to say, after the rain, it was very chilly and by the start of the fireworks at 9:30, we would be bundled up in multiple fleeces, winter hats and several blankets. We had a great view across the lake to the fireworks.

We spent Sunday photographing some columbines near Rainbow Lake in Frisco. I just got a new macro lens to help me photography photos up close (& personal). Here is one unsuspecting model.

Here are some awesome fireworks photos:

Here is a link to more of Matt's photos....