Thursday, April 7, 2016

Flatirons, Colorado

Flatirons, Colorado

The Flatirons are a unique rock formation set in the Front Range foothills. Originally called the Chautauqua Slabs or the Crags, they were ultimately named by pioneer women who thought the uplifted peaks resembled the flat, metal irons used to press their clothes.

Their rugged beauty attracts hikers and photographers while curious geologists say the arrangement was forced upwards and tilted about 45 million years ago. It’s a Mecca for climbers as some of the world’s best have honed their skills on the rocky outcrops.

Mornings at the the park are just perfect as the Flatirons appear golden yellow and a lush, green meadow is dotted with colorful wildflowers. Furthermore, those five, peculiar pinnacles certainly form a fitting backdrop for the quirky town of Boulder.

4 comments:

  1. Your photographs are so beautiful and I just checked out your artwork. Wow. My colored pencils don't seem to color as nice as yours do ;) Have you ever considered making Youtube videos of your process?

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    1. Thanks! I've never done a video but I'm currently working on a step-by-step drawing booklet.

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  2. They are very distinctive looking formations. Are there any stories or legends about them? Maui Jungalow

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    1. I don't know of any popular legends, I would have to look into that. They are famous for world-class rock climbing.

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