My Favorite Photos April 2013

Here is a small selection of my current favorite images.  This post will be updated a few times a year after i review images from the current year and when i go back to reprocess photos from the past.  I have such a hard time choosing my “favorite” photos.  My favorite images are constantly changing and getting replaced by new images.



Aspen Colorado at the peak of autumn colors.

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House on fire ruins Cedar Mesa Utah

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Adams Lake Flat Tops Wilderness near Glenwood Springs Colorado.

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Mountain Shrine near Aspen Colorado.

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Aspen Mountain Tee-Pee. Back Side of Aspen on Little Annies road.

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Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky District, Utah

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Autumn aspen trees in Hunter Creek, near Aspen Colorado

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Desert Rainbow near Moab Utah


Startrails over Double Arch in Arches National Park, Utah


Sunrise on Highlands Bowl from Aspen Mountain.


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Sparkling snow on Aspen Mountain


Back-lit Pine trees with a sun pillar lighting up the ice crystals in the air

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Sunrise on the Maroon Bells and Pyramid Peak from Aspen Highlands

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Small shrine and prayer flags on the back side of Aspen Mountain


Self Portrait with the Milky Way in Great Basin National Park Nevada


The Milky way from Great Basin National Park Nevada


Sunrise on Adams Lake in the Flat Tops Wilderness near Glenwood Springs Colorado.  This is one of my favorite camping areas in the state.


Blurred aspen trees near Lenado Colorado


180 degree Aspen Trees near Ashcroft Colorado


Great Sand Dunes National Park Colorado


Reflection of the East Beckwith mountain in Long Slough reservoir.

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Winter Moonrise at the Maroon Bells near Aspen Colorado


Maroon Bells under the winter stars


Mesa Arch sunrise in Canyonlands National Park

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False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park

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Reflection of the Maroon Bells at moonrise in Maroon Lake near Aspen Colorado


Aurora Borealis from Taylor Pass near Aspen Colorado

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Lightning Striking Snowmass Colorado during a summer thunderstorm

The Maroon Bells and Pyramid Peak

Last one for this post is my favorite shot from 2012.  I took this photo on my birthday from a location that

I have been wanting to shoot from for about 5 years.

It turned out to be the hardest hike I have ever done to get up here.

About thomas o'brien

Thomas O'Brien is a visual artist living in Aspen Colorado.

He is primarily a photographer. but has been shooting video and time-lapse since about 2008. Thomas is also available for consulting and personal instruction in photography, digital processing, retouching and photo tours/workshops. All of the images are available for sale (both fine art prints and licensing).