Over the Gunnison

Over the Gunnison

Took another walk today right about 4:00. I had been lazy all day, except to write in my blog this morning. When I realized the temperature was 49 degrees, I had to get outside.

I thought maybe I’d get some long light and see some wildlife moving around. I got long light, but I think any wildlife was probably scared off by the intermittent loud popping and banging of gunshots below. I watched for a bit, afraid I’d see something fall. Every time a shot rang out, an animal moved toward the river and then moved back and disappeared into the shrubs. It took me the longest time to figure out it was a dog. He seemed perfectly happy, so that eased my fear a bit.

I have no idea what they were shooting at, and I don’t have any problem with people shooting. Gun control for me, is using both hands. That aside, I was deeply annoyed by the noise that encroached on “my” quiet. And I wasn’t just a little uncomfortable sitting above them. I don’t much trust people with their guns in any case. I know they get careless; I read about it all the time in news stories. It wasn’t as fun as I thought it might be to sit above the river today and wait for something grey with big ears and curious eyes appear below me. But, I got some fresh air,  exercise, and I listened the water. Between shots, it was kind of soothing.

Geese flew overhead once and I got a shot of them. That was fun, even though the were a fair distance away, I caught some good color on them.

On my way out, the Mesa was pink with the sunset and I tried to capture that, as well. I’ll post that later in the week.

I processed this one a bit. I have a feeling what I saw was a more muted, but I swear, I SEE the color you see here. Never does the camera seem to capture all the wonderful color I find in the winter desert.

Happy Saturday night.

About Photo Granny

Walker, bowler, golfer, talker, wine taster, amateur photographer, Mac user, tech junkie.

Posted on January 29, 2011, in Photos. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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