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Need a smile?

It’s getting to be that time of year. No, not the wildly inflated Christmas holiday season that consumes everything else, but the end-of-the year round-ups of the year’s events. You […]

Under the Waves

This watercolor-like scene is “Under the Waves” by photographer Christopher Markisz. His caption: “Waves of fog roll over a neighborhood in Mill Valley, California, as seen from the top of Mount Tamaulipas.” […]

Pollock in the Park

Abstract painting, right? No, take another look. It’s a photograph of a mountainside in Rocky Mountain National Park, shot, of course, by Erik Stensland, Estes Park, Colo. Isn’t this amazing? It […]

Chapin on a Saturday

This is Mount Chapin, Rocky Mountain National Park, as it looked yesterday morning. Luckily, Estes Park, Colo., photographer Erik Stensland was there to capture the scene. He posted this on […]

"Moonlight Surprise" by Erik Stensland

You can’t always get what you want

Let’s all take a deep breath, kick back, and enjoy another great photograph from Estes Park, Colo., photographer Erik Stensland. “Moonlight Surprise” features a gleaming harvest moon rising over Twin Sisters, […]

Memorable photo from Baton Rouge demonstration

This photograph may well become as iconic as Jeff Widener’s 1989 “Tank Man” photo featuring a lone man confronting a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square. Such a striking contrast here: a lone […]

Early summer morn, Longs Peak

Estes Park photographer Erik Stensland posted this beautiful image of Longs Peak on his Facebook page, June 1, 2016. I love how it captures the play of sunlight and clouds.

Happy Saturday!

These and more than 150 other happy critters are currently featured on Bored Panda. They’re guaranteed to brighten your day, and as you scroll through all the smiles, you can vote on your favorites. […]

Taking a break

Another gorgeous photo from Erik Stensland up in Estes Park. He posted this on his Facebook page two days ago, noting that the clouds in recent days had made photography “a […]

Fireworks at 14,000 feet

Much as I abhor New Year’s Eve crowds, I’d brave them to see fireworks shot from the summit of Pikes Peak. Who needs Denver’s 16th Street Mall when you have this […]

Because storms are magnificent

It follows that if this is Nicolaus Wegner‘s “Stormscapes 3,” there must have been a “Stormscapes” and a “Stormscapes 2,” which there were. I found this thanks to a Slate article […]

Earthrise 2015

This particular image, found on, was captured on Oct. 12, 2015, by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Not quite the same impact as the first Earthrise photo shot by […]