There were so many places to take wonderful pictures on the Western Slope. As you may have read in past posts, there were very few weekends we stayed home and didn’t explore parts of Colorado. When we moved into our new home in Loveland it came with vaulted ceilings which can create a lot of empty wall space. I wanted something big and dramatic to go in this space above our entertainment center in the living room, but I wasn’t sure what exactly. I thought about some picture of the Rocky Mountains but wasn’t sure I could get something big enough for that wall.
Scott convinced me to take one of the photos I took on my own and blow it up on a vinyl print. We took a lot of pictures but I kept falling back to this one over and over again. There’s something about this rickety old bridge. I took this photo in Marble Colorado after we visited a guy named Mark who retired from working in one of the world’s largest Marble Quarries. He was full of stories and I would have loved to listen to them all.
This bridge sits over the Crystal River and the river itself had hidden treasures of marble on its banks that the kids would pick up and put in their pockets. I can’t tell you how many times I did laundry to hear rocks banging around in the dryer. They learned so much about rocks on the Western Slope from our trip to Marble along with Jaydon’s science class where he’d come home telling me all about the different kinds of rocks the Western Slope is made from. I love this photo because we were on a family adventure to seek out fall colors and explore our new state with my Nikon in hand of course. I love this photo because it is mine. I took it. I feel proud of it and happy to have this memory and beautiful quiet rocky mountain location that I’ve seen with my own eyes and now in a photograph.
Please remind me to hand the camera to Scott on occasions so I can be in the pictures from time to time. 😉 Anyway, this no-name bridge over the Crystal River is plastered on a wall in my living room now. I also am thankful for my McGyver like husband who figures out how to do hard things. Things like hang a final wall print with only a ladder, a pillow, some painters tape and myself assisting while standing on a bar stool.
I don’t know how
we did it he did it, but he got it up there after lots of measuring and leveling to make sure it was straight! And when anyone comes over to admire it, I can say, I took that photo!
Of course, there is a huge space here because I will be putting things on top of the entertainment center. Right now its kind of bare. But at least this wall is less bare.
There is a photographer’s spirit in me I know it! Plus I have very photogenic children, so that helps!
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