The cover photo was taken by Brian E. Donovan on  the east side of Independence Pass, near Twin Lakes, in late September 2005. The dreary day turned out to be a great day for photos. A tripod-mounted 6.3 MP Canon Digital Rebel was used with settings of ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/80 sec., and a ­focal length of 53 mm. Donovan is Assistant Gen­eral Counsel for Venoco, Inc., an independent energy company headquartered in Denver and engaged in the acquisition, exploitation, and development of oil and natural gas properties primarily in California.

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