Hugh Ilenda took the cover photo while mountain biking on the Snodgrass Trail near Crested Butte. The image was captured in mid-afternoon on July 17, 2011, using a Blackberry Bold 9650 smartphone. Nearby thunderstorms made the sky overcast and very dark, but right when he snapped the photo, a quick glimmer of sun broke through the clouds. The sunlight almost instantly disappeared. Ilenda is a principal with AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. in Golden.

August 2013 Issue || Cover Photo Gallery