A Gallery of Colorado in Color –
By Mona Neeley, Publisher/Editor –
The four colors of Colorado’s iconic state flag were well-represented among the 503 entries in Colorado Country Life’s annual photo contest, which only asked that each photo include one of the colors of the flag.
Gold led the entries with beautiful photos of aspens, black-eyed Susans and wheat fields. Photos in the white category included snow scenes, wildflowers and moonlit skies. Blue added more snow and moon photos, as well as mountain vistas. Red entries offered the most variety including abandoned skis, rich red sunsets, bright birds, sparkling fireworks and more.
Below are this year’s winners. Click here to see a video montage of the winners and the runners-up and visit our Facebook and Instagram pages (@COCountryLife) for more.
MaryAnne Nelson, Ice Climber, Durango, La Plata Electric
William Helms, Morning Reflections, Buena Vista, Sangre de Cristo Electric
David Dahms, Mountain Bluebird, Windsor, Poudre Valley REA
Rod Martinez, Remembrance, Grand Junction, Grand Valley Power
Linda Cates, Ski House, Pueblo West, San Isabel Electric
Benjamin Schneider, Independence Pass, Colorado Springs
William Helm, Buena Vista Wonderland, Buena Vista, Sangre de Cristo Electric
Ken Bates, Prairie Crocus, Colorado Springs, Mountain View Electric
Emily Grenier, Beauty in the Storm, Larkspur, La Plata Electric
Craig Harbaugh, Golden Flight, Cotopaxi, Sangre de Cristo Electric
Keith Campbell, Colorful Colorado, Cortez, Empire Electric
Tamitha Pommenville, Fall Mountain Barn, Fountain, Mountain View Electric