Nine-Years Ago (01-March-2008) — Colorado

The Elderhostel/Road Scholar photography workshop that I attended at Kelly’s Place with my father and brother was over. I took one last image of the “Sleeping Ute Mountain” from the patio at dawn. There was also this flying goddess hanging from the ceiling of the meeting room that intrigued me.

Sleeping Ute Mountain at dawn from the back patio at Kelly's Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sleeping Ute Mountain at dawn from the back patio at Kelly's Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 35 mm, f/11, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Flying goddess and shadow. Workshop space at Kelly's Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec) and flash. Maybe Javanese, Sundanese,  Balinese, pre-Hindu Dewi Sri, or Shridevi. Or An Apsara (Apsarasa) Hindu or Buddhist flying spirit. (David J Mathre)
Flying goddess and shadow. Workshop space at Kelly's Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec) and flash. Maybe Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, pre-Hindu Dewi Sri, or Shridevi. Or An Apsara (Apsarasa) Hindu or Buddhist flying spirit. (David J Mathre)
Flying goddess and shadow. Workshop space at Kelly's Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec) and flash. Maybe Javanese, Sundanese,  Balinese, pre-Hindu Dewi Sri, or Shridevi. Or An Apsara (Apsarasa) Hindu or Buddhist flying spirit. (David J Mathre)
Flying goddess and shadow. Workshop space at Kelly's Place, near Cortez. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec) and flash. Maybe Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, pre-Hindu Dewi Sri, or Shridevi. Or An Apsara (Apsarasa) Hindu or Buddhist flying spirit. (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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