"And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away." George Carlin
A "One Dog Night in the Cimarrons!"
As children, we all had our favorite places - playgrounds. As adults, we are STILL kids looking for favorite places -playgrounds. I've been lucky to call Colorado home for most of my life and I have been extremely fortunate to be able to visit places (playgrounds) that most will not see. I have also been fortunate to carry a camera for most of those trips. Two of those playgrounds are prominently featured on this website; Park County, Colorado and the Cimarrons in the Uncompahgre Forest near Ridgway, CO. There are other great places in Colorado, but these two places are especially spectacular, special to me, and very photogenic.
The image above was taken after spending a night in a snow storm in the West Fork of the Cimarrons, in November, in a tent at 11,000' in elevation. (It was a "One Dog Night") With two feet of new snow over-night (forecasters said 4"), the views and the images were breath-taking! If you think photography is easy, though, come join us and find out! October 1st, if you find Siver Jack Reservoir in the Cimarrons, you will find us! But please, bring your own 4x4, sunscreen, splints, tourniquets, bandages and paid up health insurance!
You have found the photography website for Steve (Grizz) Adams, a Colorado nature lover, and landscape photographer. Native to Colorado, I am still lucky to live in the foothills near Denver. "Grizz" because if you live in mountains long enough - have a dog, a beard, and have the last name Adams, you'll be inevitably tagged with "Grizzly Adams!" Retired from the hustle and bustle of the 7 to 5 corporate work place, I still work hard being "out there" in our beautiful state. Yes, that means early morning trips - up well before sunrise, doing a little winter tent camping, and some hard four-wheeling, too!
Photographic images vary from majestic winter mountain scenes to colorful fall colors in the Colorado mountains. Also included on the site are unusual trees, flowers, sunrises and sunsets, lake reflections, moving waters, and icy waterfalls. Among the favorites that bring a smile or a giggle are inquisitive animals and quirky roadside signage!
Internationally Renown Abstract Alpine Minerals
Special (new in 2013 and more images added in 2014, 2015) are the abstract alpine minerals! Discovered in the summer of 2013, we are still learning how to shoot these images. Yes, these really are photographs and not paintings or computer generated abstracts! Solent News and Photo Agency in Great Britian discovered these special images on this website, and has done a feature photo news story on the abstract alpine minerals. Check out what got their attention:
Please enjoy the sites!
Please enjoy the website as it evolves (started in Febr., 2013). The images are for purchase in a variety of sizes and formats. Please contact me, Steve (Grizz), for pricing and options. All photo images on print will be on high quality Fuji or Kodak paper. In addition to prints, the images are available on gallery mount board, museum quality canvas wrap, and new in 2014, images on aluminum and acrylic! A must see to believe the clarity and color aluminum and acrylic give an image! And the Aluminums are ready to hang immediately!
With the aluminums, acrylics, canvas wraps, thin wraps, and gallery mount board...they are ready to place on a wall without the cost of matting and framing!
All orders are special and will be handled with deserving care! Surprise yourself! Most special orders can be ready in a week to ten days! So don't hesitate to give them a try.
I will return all phone inquires, so don't hesitate to call and leave a message! 303-596-5486. I do love to talk about the places that are shown on the site!
There is a wide variety of sizes and products in which the images can be purchased.
Some images do have a size restriction. I will list some standard prices and sizes, but it is better to contact me direct to confirm pricing and availability. Special shipping is in addition to the pricing listed here.
Image infused onto aluminum - standard sizes, approximate pricing
5 x 7 - 25.00
8 x 10 - 40.00
10 x 10 - 45.00
8 x 12 - 45.00
10 x 14 - 75.00
11 x 14 - 80.00
12 x 12 - 75.00
11 x 17 - 95.00
16 x 20 - 150.00
7 x 30 - 200.00 (Panorama)
16 x 24 - 175.00
12 x 36 - 250.00 (Panorama)
16 x 30 - 275.00 (Panorama)
20 x 30 - 400.00
24 x 30 - 425.00
20 x 40 - 475.00 (Panorama)
24 x 36 - 450.00
20 x 60 - 550.00 (Panorama)
20 x 30 w/ float frame - 800.00
30 x 45 - 825.00
30 x 50 - 915.00
30 x 72 - 1,100.00 (Special)
40 x 60 - 1,200.00 (so big, you must see to believe! Showing at the A Borgata in Conifer)
Image on board - standard pricing
11 x 14 - 75.00
16 x 20 - 150.00
16 x 24 - 175.00
Image on acrylic - standard pricing
11 x 14 - 100.00
16 x 20 - 175.00
16 x 24 - 200.00
High quality prints- please contact me for current pricing.
11 x 14 -
16 x 20 -
16 x 24 -
Currently the images can be viewed at:
Opened in June, 2014, the images are showing nicely at a Borgata in Conifer, CO.! Arts, Crafts, Antiques, and Collectibles from over 180 local artisans! Please stop by and visit in the Conifer Safeway Shopping Center along U.S. Hwy 285. Showing until the end of June!
NOW SHOWING in March, 2017!
South Park Fudge now open in Fairplay, Colorado. Anissa Price has moved her fudge from Jefferson and has a great new shop on Front Street. My images adorn her walls and are looking great. Grand opening soon...looking forward to my first taste of her fudge!
The images are also showing nicely at the Aspen Perk Cafe in Conifer, CO! Must see the panorama sized image (20 X 60") on aluminum located there.
Aspen Perk is also in the Safeway Shopping Center in Conifer, CO. Excellent food for breakfast and lunch - great coffee products! And now open for dinner, alcohol, and sports TV!
The Shaggy Sheep in Grant, CO has expanded! Incredible Breakfasts and Lunches! The images now adorn a couple of their walls! If you are the neighborhood stop by and grab a bite! Big horn sheep, goats and moose frequent the area!
Aspen Park Art and Framing
10875 Hwy 285, Suite D201B
Conifer, Colorado 80433
Coreen Reynolds 303-838-9851
Excellent custom framing!
Without an inquisitive nature, there is no growth as a person or as a photographer. I gratefully thank Buffalo Kaplinski and John Marino for their friendship and great company while on our trips. They are true landscape visionaries and "colorists" from whom I have learned much about color, "the sacred light", hard work, location, timing, and just plain old luck!
Please visit buffalowatercolors.com and treelinephotography.com for their colorful fine art work and photo images. Both of these web sites have been recently upgraded with new work.
Sometimes photo images are taken and no one ever sees them. A shame when the images are truly breath-taking. I have posted images on this site from various friends and photographers. Check out their gallery!