Showers over the Tolland Valley, Rollinsville CO

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Comments (9)

Rafal Ociepka on July 2, 2008

What an impressive scenery! I love it

Kind regards

Ian Stehbens on July 2, 2008

Thank you for your enjoyment of this scene, Rafal! I so much enjoyed my solo explore of this area. It is varied and fantastic, majestic and moody, civilized yet wilderness.


stephanie100 on November 8, 2008

Ian: I used to live up Wedgewood Road and love this photo of Rollins Valley. I think I can see Mt. Thorodin in the distance, which is where Wedgewood road goes up. There is an incredible view of the divide from Wedgewood. I'd love to see it on Google Earth.... :) Beautiful photography! Thanks, Stephanie

Ian Stehbens on November 8, 2008

Dear Stephanie,

I am delighted to share your remarkable world with you through my photos. I loved every minute I spent there, and I am sure that any one like you who has lived there will always appreciate its granduer, color, natural artistry and changing moods.

Mt Thorodin is not quite in this photo, for it would be a few kilomtres to the left of my image. However, one of the images that is closer to the view from Wedgewood Road that is on Google Earth and impresses me is this one which was taken by J Toddster.

I hope you have had the opportunity to view the other images of the Rollinsville area in my gallery. Click on "South Boulder Park" tag, if you haven't already.

Best wishes,

Ian (in Sydney, AUS)

stephanie100 on November 9, 2008

Thanks, Ian! I looked through South Boulder Park's tag and love the photos. It brings me back to that time in my life up when I was up in the mountains. I also enjoyed JToddster's photo very much. Enjoying the view, Stephanie on January 9, 2009

This picture shows Tolland Valley and the (ghost) town of Tolland which was active in the days of the Moffat Railroad (until the Moffat Tunnel was completed at the head of the valley in 1927). The picture was taken from the old railroad grade on the "Giant's Ladder" on the way to Rollins Pass across the Continental Divide. Kiss Lá… on January 29, 2011

Fantastic shot! Like 1

Greetings from Hungary


Ian Stehbens on January 30, 2011

Thanks for the local knowledge which you have added, dtoll.

I apologise that I haven't seen your info until now, but am grateful for it. Any information that you are able to add to my Moffat Tunnel photograph, especially as it relates to its current operation, and the queues of trains held here at Tolland would be appreciated.

Greetings from Australia,


Ian Stehbens on January 30, 2011

Thank you Laci.

It is a most interesting landscape, and with all of its relief, one can access the high Continental Divide, the glacial patches, the variety of forests as well as the valleys and it is all woven together with an interesting history, especially railroad history and the various ways of crossing the continent.

Greetings from OZ.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 5, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/06/22 09:58:13
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash