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Sunrise Of The Plains by kkart Sunrise Of The Plains by kkart
The Colorado plains are a vast area, you never really know what you will find when you are out there....and it is also very beautiful in it's own right. Towns come along once in awhile, many of which have populations of 50 people or less. It is also storm country, specifically big time Tornado country come the Spring & Summer months.

While shooting this not to far away from the Nebraska border, there was a lake off in the distance that we couldn't access that was rather huge in size, and I don't recall the last time I heard so many Geese at one single time, it was honestly amazing....but there had to be thousands all trumpeting at the same time. May have to find out who's property the lake is on and pay them a little visit and see if we can get out there.

After that though it was complete and utter silence, not a sound....being out here is like being in the middle of no where, well actually you technically are!

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JpnGrl4ever Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!! I love the colors of this sun-set!!
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LiveInPix Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Beautiful shot !
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such wonderful patterns to the colours in the clouds! Well done
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steppeland Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   Photographer
Must have been a marvellous experience! Great shot! :heart:
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RockeraPsycho Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Great Picture :)
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love it........:iconwingsplz:
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gemlenz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
awesome sky and colors
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MikeShawPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Beautiful light John :beer:
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MPlichard Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Great shot and beautiful colors !!
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KaytanaPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
'n that silence and beauty of the simplicity of nothing.. is precisely why I have no issues calling those open plains home... :heart:
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) I don't call the plains home, but rather the mountains I think. It is beautiful out here though, and ya maybe one of these times you will have to go with us for sure. You have been missing out on all the fun FAR to long! We had a LOT of people at our winter meetup! Met a lot of new folks! Note me your email addy and I can add you to our Google Group!
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KaytanaPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Note sent! :)

I love the mountains for a visit... but it's when I'm in an open field that my heart feels more free 'n at peace.. truer to "Home" would be middle of farm-land.. I can't even put words to the feeling when I'm in the middle of green fields, lookin over little more than sprinklers in the fields 'n the occasional tractor workin a field.. Guess I'm just a good ol' country girl in that sense! :)
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful pic :)
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   Photographer
Perfect sky, well done m8:)
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I can picture myself standing there and having a cup of coffee and just enjoy the mood.
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture :)
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Nelinc83 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Amazingly beautiful. I love the soft glow of the sun!
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IMMAFIRINMAHLAZARBLA Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could watch it myself...
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Maheration Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Man the pic is grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr8
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Blindsight67 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Smashing
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RoxnDox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Very nice, John - having driven thru those sandhills plains of eastern CO many times, I enjoy seeing great images from them :) You really captured the wide-open-spaces feeling!

Jim
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Sparia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
:)
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CarlaSophia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Photographer
Gorgeous :aww:
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful as always, John.
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Cali-4nia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! :thumbsup:
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Nelinc83 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Amazing shot. :D

How i wish i was there to experience it...
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FlyingFox7 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Amazing
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naesk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I love how the clouds are funneling the eye towards the sun.
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Hawfen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just makes me think of summer :)
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topshelf81 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
There is a lot of beauty in the plains. Glad to see others expose it with photography as well. Great shot!
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
beautiful:)
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LlamaRachelle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Love the description about as much as the picture. Colorado is a gorgeous place.
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Honestheart26 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty!
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Lauraest Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
L o v e l y
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Beautiful work! :heart:
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Awesome colors and atmosphere. I love the horizon line with these trees :clap:
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colour and light here John.
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Scarlett1313 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
:wow: john! just beautiful!
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barnburner1946 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Wonderful shot.... I've been thru there many times, and it is truly beautiful country.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Wow!
I can hear the wind flowing through the brush!
Love the colors in this sky!
It's a beautiful piece of work! :clap:
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This reminds me of here :) I love it.
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
minus the polar bears? lol
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
-smiles- and the dogsled team :P
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