Charles E. Carstensen

Photographer   Montrose, Colorado USA




Red Mountain Pass looking North from the idarado Mine

View is looking North on Red Mountain Pass, Colorado. It is January and the road is clear. Further down the pass there is high avalanche danger. We are near the Idarado Mine Trestle which is in back of camera.

The image is created using a Nikon D810 and Zeiss Planar T* f/1.4 50 mm lens. Normal processing in Adobe Photoshop CC plus 2 Google Nik plugin tools.

Starting November, 2014 the City of Montrose, Colorado started construction on the MONTROSE WATER PARK & FISH HABITAT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT. We have created a video of each month almost since the start.

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January 1


January 31, 2015



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December 1


 December 31, 2014

WHO is this photographer? A retired General Aviation Accident Investigator and Adjuster, a pilot, and a teacher. He prints fine art photography. Trains people to create their own web sites. Is the web master of the Black Canyon Camera Club. An expert in Adobe Bridge, Lightroom, Muse, and Photoshop. Carstensen privately tutors digital photography. He is web master for the