Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

Crested Butte, Colorado

July 17, 2015

The 2015 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival has been simply amazing.  I have been taking photography classes all week and seeing many new areas of wildflowers.  I am not done yet as I have a 5am Sunrise shoot tomorrow.  Thought I would post a few of the images I have had time to process.

My first class was “Wildflower Landscapes” with Dusty Demerson, a local pro photographer.  The weather was awful but we made the best of it.  This is taken from near Gothic Mountain as the East River carves it way thru this beautiful high country valley.

Gotich wildflower landscape Gothic, COLater that day, I took another 4 hour course entitled “An Evening of Wildflowers” with Jan Runge.  I found this scene high in Washington Gulch.


These prairie smoke wildflower where captured along Washington Gulch during my “Colorado Close-up” class.  They are just so unusual to see in the wetlands.

-DSC7860-2015-07-16-Praire-Smoke-Washington-GulchJan Runge spotted this monument plant and red paintbrushes along Washington Gulch.

Paintbrushes with a monument plant Washington Gulch Crested Butte, COIn my “Your Finest Wildflowers” class I snapped this lovely Creamy Buckwheat hiding in the shadows along Cement Creek.

Buckwheat Brush Creek Crested Butte, CO

Last evening Rebecca Ofstedahl (3rd eye photography) took a group out to Irwin Lake for “Water and Wildflowers.”  This is one of the beautiful waterfall created from the lake outflow.  It was truly a peaceful spot to contemplate this very full week of photography.  I promise to have a few more in the next few days.

Irwin Falls Irwin Lake Crested Butte, CO



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