Blue Mesa Photography

123 Akard Ave.

Montrose, CO 81401

(970) 249-2771




Environmental & Studio Portrait – Event – Landscape – Real Estate —

 Photography Classes

(970) 249-2771
We offer photography and extremely advanced Concealed Carry handgun classes as well as the most basic beginning classes. Rifle, Shotgun, Home Protection, & Range Safety Officer Classes are also available. We offer Gift certificates for photography classes or sittings & firearm courses. For more information on our firearms classes, click the link below:

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Images of the Month:

WaterFall inside Ouray, CO City Limits &
White Water Kyaking

Tech Tip!

How much camera resolution is really necessary?

This is important only for prints & determining
the size of prints desired.

Below are examples of megapixels needed for various print sizes.

4 megapixel = 8 X 10

5 megapixel = 11 X 14

6 megapixel = 13 X 19

8 megapixel = 16 X 20

10 –12 megapixel = 24 X 36

36 megapixel = 30 X 40+


Source: Scott Kelby "The Digital Photography Book" Second Edition


It's not what you know, but what you use of what you know that counts


"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" ... John Lennon


There is no such thing as "Snow Removal." You simply put it someplace else!


Sign observed in local coffee shop...
"I drink coffee for your protection!"


One that would have the fruit, must first climb the tree.


People may forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel!


We do not quit playing because we grow old We grow old because we quit playing!

A positive attitude may not solve your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.


The most powerful antidepressant in the world has 4 paws & a wagging tail.

There are only 3 colors, 10 digits,
 & 7 notes: It's what we do with them that's important!


Human Evolution:
"Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints"


Truth can be harsh, but it can also be helpful!


Failure is the chance to do better next time!


Where there's a will — You can bet there's a family fighting over it!

Featured Photo Galleries:


Montrose Water Park Func_Fest 2016 Click any thumbnail to enlarge!


Star Drive In Theatre, Montrose, CO USA Classic Car Night June 4, 2016


Sunday afternoon at River Bottom Park — Montrose, CO Click thumbnail photos to view full size image!


Another link to Montrose's River Bottom Park


Ridgway State Park Including Swim Beach


Ridgway State Park AKA Ridgway Reservoir —Scenery



Switzerland of America
Ouray, Colorado
New photos added June, 2016


Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Hoover Dam

Double click on a thumbnail for enlargement, then on arrow to advance photos


Lake Mead

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Las Vegas


Downtown Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Strip @ Night

Double click on a thumbnail for enlargement, then on
arrow to advance photos


Click thumbnail images to view full gallery

Local Montrose Fall Scenics


San Rafael Swell


 Black Canyon
Western Colorado


Hanging Flume

Western Colorado
Click a thumbnail to view full image

Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

Western Colorado


Bahamas & Grand Cayman Islands

Owl Creek Pass

Western Colorado

Western Colorado Scenic Photos


Colorado National Monument New images added Aug. 21,2016

Click a thumbnail to view full image

Million Dollar Hwy
AKA Red Mountain Pass
Western Colorado


Firearms Training


Blue Mesa Shooting Academy
Our firearms training site




Additional Blue Mesa Photography Web Sites:
From Photoshelter site (above),
Click Portfolio to view Galleries






Click a specific photo to view it's entire gallery




Click Browse to view all galleries