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A Better Day by catch---22 A Better Day by catch---22
I feel part of the universe open up to meet me
My emotion so submerged, broken down to kneel in
Once listening, the voices they came
Had to somehow greet myself, read myself
Heard vibrations within my cells, in my cells
Singing, "Ah-la-ah-ah, ah-la-ah-ah"

My love is safe for the universe
See me now, I'm bursting
On one planet, so many turns
Different worlds
Singing, "Ah-la-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, ah"

Fill my heart with discipline
Put there for the teaching
In my head see clouds of stairs
Help me as I'm reaching
The future's paved with better days

Not running from something
I'm running towards the day
Wide awake......


[link] eddie vedder - better days






Crystal Lake... this is one of those places. You climb south out of Ouray, Colorado when the night first begins to fade. Not too many miles and minutes later you hit a high valley. then comes the easy but strangely hard part. You have to stop...and pull over when you see the sign. it's a very modest sign not ostentatious in the slightest but very easy to see. it hints of nothing that you will find... and so many drive on. then you walk maybe 50-75 yards too see something that you would never know if you kept on driving. it's like glass most every morning I've been. Bring your ground cloth or rain gear. it's very damp in the morning... when the sun finally reaches red mountain 2 & 3, you will start wondering about those people driving by as well.

you will also find a stupid grin on your face.

37.959662,-107.662332 in google maps, you park where the green arrow shows up.
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Colorado - The Beautiful

As I have recently finished a mini trip through the beautiful State of Colorado, I currently have a higher awareness when it comes to recognizing wonderful mountain shots here at DA. So, whenever I see by pure coincidence a nice shot that has been added to a group to which I belong I am taking a closer look.

In comes catch---22!

Not only once, but twice this week alone, did I find a well executed shot by this artist! His work "A Better Day" is a great example of his ability to capture the beauty of the moment and Nature at large.

The composition, centering around the mountains in the background with their reflections in this lovely lake, follows the classic one third rule, the inclusion of the flowers in the foreground completing this well balanced shot.

Although the artist had to deal with rather unfavorable light conditions, sunny skies make for a harsh contrast, he nevertheless allows us to view the shaded areas with enough detail to enjoy their beauty.

Overall, his Colorado works make me feel very sorry for not having spent much more time in this part of the Country so I could have enjoyed the places he shows us first hand, and that is what it is all about!

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RUthle55 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
nice shot!
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Batsceba Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   Photographer
:clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
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oupssss Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
:faint: W O N D E R F U L !!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you dear Valerie :rose:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Wow, another prize shot!! Thanks for bringing this to our attention posting on your profile! I'd have been sad to miss this one!!! :heart::heart::heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you :)

it's a fav of mine.
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clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very satisfying; sweet and smooth. I love the shadows.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Rene!
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EarthLoneShePanda18 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!!!!!!!! Great and goregous picture! :la: :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you so very much :)
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EarthLoneShePanda18 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome! :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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kippa2001 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Very tranquil photograph. :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Featured: [link] :heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D
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erene Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Magnificent capture!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
you're most kind... thank you for your words and favorites :rose:
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NatalieKhairallah Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Photographer
we really hope you accept to have this wonderful shot of yours in our group's features. :hug:
Natsyk
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
again I am honored!
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Gaby :heart:
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:iconwyld-art-photography:
Wow,,what a view!! Captured perfectly!!!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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ashaaaa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Great ! and the song !
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!

...and yep it's an awesome song :)
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FlorinALF Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Beautiful work ❤
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you much Florin :)
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FlorinALF Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
My pleasure :salute:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
:salute:
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   Writer
Your current featured works have me perusing your gallery for anything I missed. I've already commented and faved this one, but it's one of your ALL-TIME BEST (in my eyes). The clump of pretty daisies in the right corner make it so perfect for me... my eyes are drawn there first, then to the magestic mountains and sky, back to the daisies, across the lake and rocks, around and around, and back to the daisies which give me so much pleasure in this shot by how simply they stand reaching toward the sunshine, as contrast of the simple beauties in life against the more massively impressive counterparts. Sorry, just had to re-comment. I don't do this very often. I have to super suuper suuuper LOVE a work to do that! :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
:heart:

it's one of my favorites as well Claudia. thank you so much.

I do appreciate you :)
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   Writer
:D Thank you so much. And I appreciate you, too. :) And you take me places and with beauty that likely I'd never get a chance to see. I've been a fan of yours for long long time, and I expect to continue. I hope one day in the near future me and my new camera will take some photos worth submitting. I SO want to! But the life, situation, health, etc., need to cooperate. Hopefully soon. :iconcrossfingersplz: Whoa, wouldn't it be cool to have lifelines like that? Anytime one despaired, they could look down and be wished and winked at. :laughing:
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missjessicajoy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm saving to move to Colorado...this picture great! The flower makes it perfect (:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
I can't imagine much worth saving for more. (lol, me too!) I wish you luck.

thank you Jessica :)
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stefuga Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Bravo, Dennis! :clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
:bow:

thank you!
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stefuga Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
You're always wellcome! :hug:
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GregoriusSuhartoyo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
:wow: This is very beautiful & great composition :heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Greg!
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Such a beautiful vista, Dennis...calm, serene, with the shadows of the clouds over the hills, and the reflection of the sky in the waters. But the thing that always makes me smile is that one spot of yellow from the Shasta daisy in the foreground. :sun:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you so much Yvette, I"m glad you liked :)
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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Garelito-Photos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:sun:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
:salute:
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Garelito-Photos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
This has been featured here - [link]
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Mike... sorry for the delay!
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