Coyote Ridge Prairie, Fort Collins Colorado. Fort Collins fine art photographer Lisa O'Dwyer.


I only moved to Fort Collins Colorado seven months ago. The landscape is so inspiring to me! I love visiting Coyote Ridge Prairie and seeing how the landscape changes with the seasons. I shot some Portra 160 with my Pentax 6×7 in October and you can see that here: Coyote Ridge Fort Collins Landscape

During the New Year’s holidays, the weather was warm and great for a walk. So I took my Pentax 6×7 with some Fuji 400 film from Japan. There was a little snow on the landscape in places this time. Some people think the prairie is brown and boring, but I disagree. I think it is subtle and beautiful. What do you think?


  1. Sandra Coan · February 10, 2022 Reply

    wow! stunning images!

  2. Ashley Kelemen · February 10, 2022 Reply

    Beautiful and so dreamy!!

  3. Marcie Lynn · February 10, 2022 Reply

    Love the color palette in these photos. Beautiful!

  4. Trish Barker · February 11, 2022 Reply

    So, so beautiful. The colors and textures are so yummy!

  5. Krystle Akin · February 11, 2022 Reply

    WOW! Gorgeous!!! I want to visit this area. 🙂

  6. Stefanie Kapra · February 11, 2022 Reply

    Lisa - these make me want to go for a walk there RIGHT NOW 🙂 These photographs are so dreamy. Looks like the perfect place to “just be” and dance and be happy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. wendy laurel · February 11, 2022 Reply

    so different from where I live… I have never spent much time (if any) in between the coasts…. gorgeous work

  8. Kina · February 11, 2022 Reply

    So pretty!! Gotta love that candy sky!

  9. Mirelle Carmichael · February 11, 2022 Reply

    These are such dreamy photographs. I hope you have some enlarged and hanging in your home!!!

  10. suzyb · February 11, 2022 Reply

    I agree that despite it’s simple and neutral landscape… the desert is magical in its own subtle way. Beautiful photos!

  11. suzyb · February 11, 2022 Reply

    Oops!! I meant to say prairie.. 🙂 Looks so much like parts of the desert to me compared to here in Chicago!

  12. Amber Snow · February 11, 2022 Reply

    What a pretty landscape! Love those soft white plants.

  13. Lindsay Madden · February 11, 2022 Reply

    So lovely! CO is one of my favorite states!

  14. Kristin · February 12, 2022 Reply

    These are sooooo pretty! I love them all!

  15. Kati Decker · February 13, 2022 Reply

    I love these! I’ve been sorta obsessed with the desert and praire recently and I love how you captured it. Beautifully done!

  16. Nicole · February 13, 2022 Reply

    I love your images here! Makes me miss Colorado.

  17. Lauren Guilford · February 14, 2022 Reply

    Lovely!! The cool tones & color palette are so pretty!

  18. Jodi · February 16, 2022 Reply

    Would lovely as a series on the wall - gorgeous.

  19. Rachel May · February 17, 2022 Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!! The colors are stunning!

  20. melanie · February 28, 2022 Reply

    so beautiful!! those tones are amazing!

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