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Dillon, Colorado

nestled among mountains at 9,017 ft (2748m), the Dillon Reservoir normally receives plenty of precipitation..however the unusually prolonged period of hot, dry weather this year resulted in drought conditons, and clearly water levels are down...the reservoir is an important source of water for the city of Denver

the vantage point here is from a pulloff named The Summit on Interstate 70 west of Denver

Nikon D7000
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J S Quesada17-Nov-2012 17:48
Fantastic view of this wide open scene. Nice capture showing the drought effect and the different landscape colors. V
janescottcumming16-Nov-2012 03:26
An expansive view, very nice!
peterjay4515-Nov-2012 19:46
Hopefully the coming year will bring those much needed rains. It is a beautiful landscape photo.
Bryan Murahashi15-Nov-2012 15:20
Sad to see. Seen a lot of this dramatic swings in the weather. V
John Lamb15-Nov-2012 01:40
It's arguable as to what will run out first, oil or fresh water.
Karen Stuebing14-Nov-2012 22:37
It's a very pretty scenic. I can see how the water level is down. Great depth and detail. V.
John Hamers14-Nov-2012 22:31
Splendid view on this wonderful landscape, great shot !!V
tinkerb14-Nov-2012 22:15
It is a beautiful scene despite the lack of water.
Brian Samuel14-Nov-2012 21:50
It hardly seems to have stopped raining all year here. I'd love to be able to direct some to Denver.
larose forest photos14-Nov-2012 21:38
A truly spectacular shot, but a sobering one too. We also had a drought though not of this magnitude I think. So much beauty amidst what could prove to a serious issue. V
Patricia Kay14-Nov-2012 21:11
Such a beautiful landscape David...BV
Walter Otto Koenig14-Nov-2012 20:39
A great view from this pullout. Certainly worth stopping to take in this beautiful landscape.
Johnny JAG14-Nov-2012 20:31
The tide is out ;-)
Guest 14-Nov-2012 20:01
Fantastic view. Great work with exposure.
John Reynolds LRPS14-Nov-2012 19:35
A great view. Hope some rain comes soon. V.
bill friedlander14-Nov-2012 19:10
Beautiful landscape capture! Yes, the lack of water is quite evident. V
Marco Valk14-Nov-2012 18:38
Beautiful landscape shot.
Guest 14-Nov-2012 18:16
wonderful view, I love Colarado too David.
marie-jose wolff14-Nov-2012 17:36
beautiful contrast of the lights which underline perfectly the beauty of the landscape! V.
Gerard Koehl14-Nov-2012 17:01
Joli paysage. V
Alain Boussac14-Nov-2012 16:39
Yes, the drought is spectacular from this point of view and your great image shows it perfectly. I hope that this is not too serious for Denver... V.
Jim Coffman14-Nov-2012 16:06
I love Colorado. You found a great spot and captured it well,David!
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