Perpension

Perpension

Posted on 01/15/2016


Photo taken on August 10, 1999



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Pawnee Buttes


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The Pawnee Buttes

The Pawnee Buttes
Located in the northeast corner the State of Colorado, approximately 60 miles / 97 kilometers from Cheyenne, Wyoming are the Pawnee Buttes. The Buttes are at an elevation of 5,230 feet / 1,594 meters, and rise 300 feet / 91 meters above the prairie in the Pawnee National Grassland. The location is quite remote and the final 15 miles / 24 km is on a dirt road to an overlook.
The area was pristine when I visited in August, 1999. I have heard that over the past few years the area is now marred by oil wells and open evaporation pits. Oil tankers now traverse the roads that used to be very lightly used. So sad!!!

The original 35mm film image was made in August of 1999 with my Nikon FG and 70-210mm lens.

J. Gafarot, Annemarie, Thelonious58, Zsuzsa and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


18 comments - The latest ones
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Your wonderful image has been seen and admired in Pictorials
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to John Lawrence
Thanks John!! My best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
How strange !
Beautiful photograph !
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Christiane
Christiane, the buttes were formed by the wearing away of the surface around them. At one time the top of the buttes were level with the prairie. Quite amazing :)) Best wishes and many thanks, Michael
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Smashing capture, well done.
Have a great weekend my friend ;-)
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
June, thanks and my best wishes to you for a fine week!!! Michael
2 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Wow ! Great landscape , Michael !
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Ulrich John
Many thanks John, a remote area but worth the effort to get there :)) Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Magnificent capture!

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2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to William Sutherland
Much appreciated William!! Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Fantastic view
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Zsuzsa
Thanks Zsuzsa, an amazing remote place, certainly!! Warm regards, Michael
2 years ago.
Fremyd
Fremyd
Érosion spectaculaire
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Fremyd
Fremyd, many thanks!! Hard to believe the top of the buttes were at the same level as the prairie many, many years ago before the prairie eroded. Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.
Thelonious58
Thelonious58
Great composition and textures. The landscape has a parched look to it, you can almost feel the heat! Happy anniversary, Michael!
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Thelonious58
Thanks Thelonious!! Yes hot and dry, we always carry plenty of water on this type of outing. Many thanks from Kathy and I for remembering our 50th anniversary :))) Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
It aged with elegance, Michael !
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to J. Gafarot
Thank you José!! Quite an amazing landscape, so sad about the new oil drilling in the area though :((( Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.