into the mountains: images from bill coley's trip to the rockies

In August 2019, our pastor Bill Coley accompanied two fellow pastors - a friend of many decades and one of that friend's daughters - to Colorado for eight days of exploration and, for Bill, photography. These are the images Bill has selected from among the 2,900 he captured to represent the visuals of his journey. Enjoy! (NOTE: The Milky Way photos in this collection were shot on the first night of the group's trip, at a camp site outside a town called Buena Vista, Colorado.)

Red, White, & Boom 2019

Our pastor is a photography enthusiast, meaning that colorful displays such as Independence Day fireworks draw his attention annually. Below is this year's selection of images.


Persistent flooding necessitated the move of this year's display up the Mississippi River a bit. Sadly for the images Bill captured from a new location, they moved the display farther up river than he expected, which resulted in a restricted line of sight from his new location, and his missing what he's sure would have been lots of great lower altitude shots. But these images cast a new vision on the fireworks, and we hope, will prove worth your time. 

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