Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pikes Peak Views and another Colorado Sunset

This past Sunday was a nice clear and sunny day, mostly, here in the great state of Colorado.

After running an errand, I found myself riding south on Colorado Highway 83 on Scarlett, my 2014 Ural Patrol Sidecar Rig.

Soon enough, we were past Parker and Franktown and motoring south past Castlewood Canyon.  Scarlett was pulling strongly and smoothly and the 1000 Kilometer break-in period for the rebuilt engine passed while riding that morning.

Soon we were past the junction with Lorraine Road and it was time to pose Scarlett with Pikes Peak as the background.

 At the junction of CO Hwy 11 and CO Hwy 83





Fast forward to Tuesday, the 14th of March.  It was yet another very nice sunset for us in the Front Range area of Colorado.  Sunsetwx had called for a rather weak sunset but my view of the clouds about 30 minutes before sunset said otherwise, so I took a chance.

 First it was the brilliant yellow colors soon after the sun dropped
down below the Front Range mountains.

 A brief period of brilliant orange colors


 As the sun moved further west, reds replaced the yellow and oranges
reflected in the clouds overhead.

 Pano of the clouds and the Front Range skyline



A short video panning the width and breath of the Front Range from the spot where Scarlett and I were located.


Like these sunset pics?  Check out the previous posting for Monday's Sunset pictures.


4 comments:

David Masse said...

Dom your panning motion in the video is perfect. Is that just your steady hand and smooth motion, or is there a techy trick at play?

Charlie6 said...

David Masse, as much as I'd like to claim it's my steady breathing and condition techniques taught to me by the Army while learning to be a sniper....nope....youtube's stabilizer feature at work there. :)

Thomas Osburn said...

Pikes Peak makes such a great backdrop. Very nice video.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Thomas Osburn!