Denise and I spent a wonderful 4th of July day taking in the parade in Crested Butte, exploring shops, and sightseeing within the town. Towards the end of the day, we were walking through a part of town where old buildings and fields still held sway despite the encroachment of new development everywhere you looked. It was one of those magical afternoons in the West where the clouds, mountains, and descending afternoon light mix to create an unbelievable panorama. My friend Ben held his daughter on his shoulders and were trying to get the attention of horses in a nearby field. Denise and our friend Hillary were walking and talking, laughing and catching up. I frantically snapped images with my 35 mm camera hoping that the light would hang in the sky long enough for me to capture the moment in framed images of barbed wire fences, grazing horses, aging barns, and distant mountains.