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by Grant Collier

Download Colorado's San Juan Mountains eBook
ISBN:
0976921855
Author:
Grant Collier
Category:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Collier Publishing (April 10, 2008)
Pages:
80 pages
EPUB book:
1822 kb
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1655 kb
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1279 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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657


In "Colorado’s San Juan Mountains," renowned photographer Grant Collier has captured the sublime beauty of these .

In "Colorado’s San Juan Mountains," renowned photographer Grant Collier has captured the sublime beauty of these mountains. Grant has explored every stretch of the San Juans, photographing jagged peaks rising to dizzying heights, undulating meadows covered with wildflowers, and immense waterfalls plunging over rocky cliff faces. This book also leads you back in time with a selection of photographs from the 1880s taken by Grant's her, the pioneer photographer Joseph Collier.

Colorado's San Juan Mountains book. In Colorado's San Juan Mountains, renowned photographer Grant Collier has captured the sublime beauty of these mountains. Grant The San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado are among the most spectacular mountains in the world. They contain seven wilderness areas, nine distinct ecosystems, and more land above 10,000 feet than any other mountain range in North America.

The San Juan Mountains are a high and rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. The area is highly mineralized (the Colorado Mineral Belt) and figured in the gold and silver mining industry of early Colorado. Major towns, all old mining camps, include Creede, Lake City, Silverton, Ouray, and Telluride. Large scale mining has ended in the region, although independent prospectors still work claims throughout the range.

Local photographer Grant Collier captures the diversity of our unique landscape in a stunning new book that explores Colorado's landmark attractions. -Colorado Gambler Magazine.

Ships from and sold by dailybooksales. Local photographer Grant Collier captures the diversity of our unique landscape in a stunning new book that explores Colorado's landmark attractions. Grant Collier has been working as a professional photographer since 1996.

The San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado are world famous for their incredible wildflower displays in mid summer. This particular display was found in the Sneffels Wilderness during a gorgeous sunrise. 7 spring road trips to the most colorful flowers across America

The San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado are world famous for their incredible wildflower displays in mid summer. 7 spring road trips to the most colorful flowers across America. April showers bring May road trips.

photo by Jeff Jessing. Southwest Colorado in the mountains near Durango, Silverton, Ouray and Telluride offer some of the best fall colors in dramatic landscapes in North America

photo by Jeff Jessing. Southwest Colorado in the mountains near Durango, Silverton, Ouray and Telluride offer some of the best fall colors in dramatic landscapes in North America. LOVE living in the rockies(cr). Rachel's world in Colorado.

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They depict breathtaking landscapes, from the glacially-carved peaks of the San Juan Mountains to the remarkable rock formations along the Front Range. They show early stone structures and towering steel skyscrapers in Denver, boisterous mining camps in the Rockies, and wagon roads, railroads, and modern highways built through steep valleys and over rugged mountain passes. Accompanying these images are essays on six regions of Colorado, along with a biography on Joseph Collier.

The San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado are among the most spectacular mountains in the world. They contain seven wilderness areas, nine distinct ecosystems, and more land above 10,000 feet than any other mountain range in North America. In Colorado's San Juan Mountains, renowned photographer Grant Collier has captured the sublime beauty of these mountains. Grant has explored every stretch of the San Juans, photographing jagged peaks rising to dizzying heights, undulating meadows covered with wildflowers, and immense waterfalls plunging over rocky cliff faces. This book also leads you back in time with a selection of photographs from the 1880s taken by Grant's great-great-grandfather, the pioneer photographer Joseph Collier. The combination of historic and modern photographs provides a compelling new perspective on Colorado's most expansive mountain range.
  • Araath
Beautiful photos. We have enjoyed it very much. This area is our favorite spot in the USA.
  • Ranterl
Colorado's San Juan Mountains are arguably the most spectacular range in a state renowned for jaw-dropping alpine scenery. Whether one speaks of vastness, elevation, wildness or aesthetics, the San Juans hold their own against any region of the Southern Rockies. The range is also a major destination for landscape photographers, and while it would take a truly vast portfolio to encompass all the various aspects and characters of these mountains, this compact volume by Grant Collier goes a long way towards the task.

Colorado's San Juan Mountains is a slim book by monograph standards, more of a night-stand or guestroom book than a massive coffee-table item. The printing is overall quite nice, and the photography on display is very fine indeed. Collier demonstrates a wide range, with all four seasons and a full array of the San Juans' ecological zones represented. Shots of the range's claims to fame (i.e. big peaks, incredible wildflowers and autumn colors) abound, but the grand landscapes are nicely complemented by intimate forest and detail images.

What really makes this book stand out from similar offerings is the inclusion of a set of historic images shot by Joseph Collier, the author's great-great-grandfather. A pioneering photographer from Britain, Joseph Collier immigrated to Colorado in 1871, and had the good fortune to photograph the mining heyday of the San Juans in the 1880's. Whenever I pass by the mining ruins of Telluride, Silverton and Ouray, I always feel a shiver at the thought of all the men who came from far-flung places to this forbiddingly beautiful alpine wilderness, and then descended into the earth. Horses went underground and emerged blind, and they say it was once possible to walk from Silverton to Telluride without seeing the light of day. The historic Collier's photographs of mines and mining men remind us not to dismiss these mountains as a mere playground or postcard backdrop. For many, this country meant not hiking and scenery but life and death, a hope of riches amidst the despair of toiling poverty.

My only criticism of the book is that it focuses heavily on the western part of the range. This is understandable enough, since that is the country that most visitors see, with arguably the best scenery and certainly the most historic interest and best access. But it would have been nice to see more shots from the less-known country further east, such as the eastern Weminuche, South San Juan and La Garita Wildernesses. Nonetheless, it remains a beautiful collection of images of some of America's finest scenery.