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Larry Weidel
 Creek Mist

Creek Mist

In the depths of the winter, the mountains and valleys can be cold and unforgiving, but also magical.

It was one of those rare days when the skies of Aspen were overcast and gloomy—but I had a feeling it might also be one of those magical days when the atmosphere of the mountains would be palpable. 

I had risen before dawn, put my trusty old truck into four-wheel drive and ventured up the ice and snow covered trail. 

It had started snowing on the trail, which developed into a blizzard. 

All of a sudden I skidded out and I landed in a ditch—I was stuck—alone with no cell service.

I waited it out in the truck, chiding myself for not bringing my assistant along (he was probably still snoring under a down duvet!).

Eventually, the whiteout started to ease up, and gradually my surroundings came into a blurry focus.

The mist started to clear, the melting drips punctuated the ghostly silence, and this was the scene before me—magical

View more images like this in my Aspen gallery. 

New Abstract Image

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 Alpine Lake Study

Alpine Lake Study

After hiking up to a remote alpine lake, through a lush mountain meadow, I was rewarded with this captivating abstract study. 

Through exploring a number of compositions, this frame spoke to me most—it embodied the essence of the moment.

The reflections on the surface of the ice-cold water, juxtaposed with the random patterns beneath the surface, combined to reveal an intriguing abstract study.

Surreal tones of green add an otherworldly aspect to the image, reminding us of the diverse and unexpected colors found in nature.

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 Aspen Radiance

Aspen Radiance

In the backcountry of Ajax Mountain, I cautiously explored—passing by crumbling cliffs and 2,000 ft drop offs.

I was on the hunt to capture the incredible bursts of fall colors.

The light was good—casting momentary shadows amongst the trees. The changing cloud cover teased me with sudden glimpses of radiant light falling upon the aspen groves.

Suddenly the clouds opened up, and the trees exploded with color—revealing the glorious yellows and greens of the aspens.

I skidded my ATV to a halt and managed to capture this startling image—a moment later it was lost, but the memory was captured.

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 Evening Surf

Evening Surf

It’s hard to describe the thrill I feel when I find an abstract that captures my imagination. 

When viewed as a piece of fine art photography, this work simply speaks to the soul.

There is a soothing aura about this piece—a meditative work with a positive, uplifting effect.

My work can often highlight certain colors. This one represents the dynamic personality that is yellow. 

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 Surface Area

Surface Area

I captured this image in the late spring, early morning—when the light was lengthening the shadows. 

The subtle impact of the scene in my viewfinder resonated with me on a subconscious level.

When I made the first proof print, the photograph came alive before my eyes—the abstract curvilinear water, when combined with the depth and complexity of the photograph, produced a fascinating print. 

The eye is invited to explore the surface area and leaves with a feeling of calmness and serenity.

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 Submersion 

Submersion 

I have found that finding alluring abstract imagery can happen in the most unexpected places. 

This serene moment in the alpine lake shows evidence of nature’s cycle of life and rebirth. The calming greenery and hint of the lake’s surface present a soothing reflection of the natural environment. 

Not only is this a significant image of the alpine lake, it transcends into the realm of an abstract composition as well. The eye is fascinated by the geometric structures presented by the sunken logs.

This image reveals a small glimpse into the natural world.

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 Blue Notes 

Blue Notes 

I try to find beauty in unexpected places, but also in plain sight.

The sumptuous hues of variegated blues in this work form a compelling organic image, a finely balanced composition.

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New Black and White Landscape Image

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 Approaching Storm 

Approaching Storm 

A panorama of epic proportions, a computer screen does no credit to this incredible moment I was able to capture—to view this image in person is simply breathtaking. 

The brooding melancholy sky and curvaceous ridgeline snaking up the shoulder of the peak invite focus to the summit in the center.

The negative space to its left is balanced with the mass of the mountain—while to the right, it creates transcendent visual harmony. The atmospheric clouds mantle the mountains casting shafts of light which highlight and bring our eye to focus on the otherwise hidden terrain of the West Elk Range. 

The unique vantage point allowed me to capture the vastness and grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, while also accurately conveying my heartfelt love for the beauty of nature. 

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New Animal Kingdom Image

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 The Bugling Bull Elk 

The Bugling Bull Elk 

I’ve had the opportunity to capture some of the most remarkable images.

This magnificent bull elk is announcing his presence—a powerful animal, a force of nature, yet this image captures the sublime beauty of nature with the meadow of delicate flowers balancing the primal energy of the “subject”. 

My experience as a hunter and stalker has served me well in helping to capture rare glimpses of the natural world. 

View more images like this in my Animal Kingdom gallery. 

New Black and White Landscape Image

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 Mountain Vista and Fence Posts 

Mountain Vista and Fence Posts 

In the same vein of Ansel Adams, this image captures an incredible landscape in the black and white format. 

This image takes the audience to this area of outstanding natural beauty, where one can get a sense of the vastness of the mountain range on the horizon and perhaps a poignant reminder of the feeling of awe that the early pioneers might have had when gazing to the far distance. 

The ancient fence posts remind us of those pioneers and forefathers who were free to explore new possibilities and bravely ventured west. 

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 Prairie Storm

Prairie Storm

There's a moment right before a big storm when the clouds are rolling in and the lighting changes to an eerie white/grey color. Everything becomes illuminated, and small details and textures pop.

These are the electric moments when it's exciting to be outside and experience nature on the move.

When I look at this now, the experience of standing in the howling winds and swirling snow of the soon to arrive storm comes rushing back.

I can't begin to imagine how hard life was for the people who lived here 100 years ago, who endured storms like this on a regular basis without the conveniences of modern life. 

I've been to this prairie dozens of times before, but only in this rare moment did all things combine to create this dramatic black and white image.

View more images like this in my landscape gallery.