Colorado-Arkansas Jan 19-20, 2013

Had to deal with clear skies this weekend, so I headed for the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction to take advantage of the great conditions for shallow fog in the valley. I took some pics from the canyon rim Saturday night, then played the road up the canyon for the morning sunrise. Took some pics of the semi-frozen Arkansas River on my way back home. A nice, cold, winter weekend!

Canyon lit by the moon.

Colorado Night

Canyon lit by the moon. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Orion

Orion

Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Sunrise from the Independence Monument Lookout.

Colorad-Oh!

Sunrise from the Independence Monument Lookout. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Sea of Fog

Sea of Fog

Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Fog spreads across the valley floor.

Oh, Colorado II

Fog spreads across the valley floor. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Layers of fog, canyon and distant mountains.

Oh, Colorado!

Layers of fog, canyon and distant mountains. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Sunrise from Colorado National Monument.

Big Country

Sunrise from Colorado National Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Layers of fog as the sun rises over he Monument.

Into the Atmosphere I

Layers of fog as the sun rises over he Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Road up Colorado National Monument, as fog swirls at sunrise.

Into the Atmosphere II

Road up Colorado National Monument, as fog swirls at sunrise. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Fog rises from the valley floor.

The Apparition

Fog rises from the valley floor. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Into the Atmosphere III

Into the Atmosphere III

Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Animal Tracks and hoar frost covered trees as morning fog burns off at the base of Colorado National Monument.

10 Degrees

Animal Tracks and hoar frost covered trees as morning fog burns off at the base of Colorado National Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Colorado National Monument, sunrise, fog, hoar frost, sunstar, monochrome, winter, snow

10 Degrees in Black and White

Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Fog burns off at the base of Colorado National Monument.

Out of the Mist

Fog burns off at the base of Colorado National Monument. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Ice and water on the Colorado River, reflecting the canyon walls.

Cold Arkansas I

Ice and water on the Colorado River, reflecting the canyon walls. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Red canyon walls reflect in the frozen Arkansas River in late afternoon light.

Cold Arkansas

Red canyon walls reflect in the frozen Arkansas River in late afternoon light. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Cold Arkansas II

Cold Arkansas II

Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Cold Arkansas IV

Cold Arkansas IV

Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Cold Arkansas V

Cold Arkansas V

Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Rapids in the freezing Arkansas River, Fremont County, Colorado

Icy Flow

Rapids in the freezing Arkansas River, Fremont County, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Icy Flow II

Icy Flow II

Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.