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The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography by Glenn Randall

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FIGURE 2-1 Maroon Peak from West Maroon Basin, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado

2 In Search of Extraordinary Landscapes

The basin surrounding the headwaters of the East Fork of the Crystal River, below Hasley and West Maroon Passes, holds the richest flower fields I’ve ever seen in Colorado. When I first visited this basin in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness for a three-day backpacking trip in July 1999, I spent a lot of time walking past these incredible flower fields in the pouring rain, thinking, “I sure wish I could shoot that.” I returned to the area in July 2001. For several days I explored the basin, dodged thunderstorms, ...

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