This is of course the master, Helmut Newton, the man who inspired me to think about photography and try to take better pictures. He professed that lighting was the key and loved night shots. Featured in decades of American and European fashion magazines, the underlying sexual content was his signature. As it is mine. Just kidding.
The pictures above were from his "The Naked and the Dressed" series.
You couldn't describe better weather than we experienced. See the brown color between the trees and the mountains? That's the Rocky Mountain YMCA campus where we stayed - it's a big place with a long history, click the pic for a better look. This is taken from the adjoining National Park (RMNP) trail which is no pass required if you come in on foot.
Stealing this from my neighbor Brad's Capricorn handmade bicycles site. Cool. MN North-land road-bike off-road event. They've made a blog for it. A vintage Sunday in Heck! I'd like to go - anyone else?