Colorado Abandoned Newsletter V3

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our Latest Newsletter! 

Here we go!

Go to this YouTube link, start the music, then come back and continue on with the rest of the newsletter (doesn't work the best on mobile, but you will get the idea..).

Recorded Voice: Good morning/afternoon/evening, Mr./Miss/Mrs. Newsletter reader. Your mission Reader, should you choose/decide to accept it, is to read this newsletter to the end and then share it with 100+ of your closest friends, relatives and especially your worst enemies.

As always, should you or any of your kinfolk, friends, etc., be caught or killed, Colorado Abandoned will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Your computer/phone/smoke signals will self-destruct in five seconds.

Good luck, Reader!.

Disclaimer: The part about the self-destruct thing is totally made up (except for maybe the smoke signals).

Here are a couple of fun YouTube links from Mission Impossible, either for reference or nostalgia, depending on your age. and

    What can you expect to see in this issue!

    We will keep you up-to-date with where we have been, where we will be next, how to get in contact with us, some new (and old) resources, a little levity, how to enter our first ever contest, a few requests, and more shameless self-promotion!

    Put on your headlamps folks, and let's do some exploring!


    Everyone Loves a Contest, Right!? so we decided to have one. We will start our very first contest off with a chance to win an 11x14 frameable, signed, pearl finish print by Vincent from one of his Road 19 Excursions. 

    How to Win:

    Mission Impossible it is not. All you have to do is invite your friends to sign up for our newsletter through the end of July and have them mention your name as the referral. Whoever signs up the most friends, wins the print! Simple!

    Just send them to our Contact ( page and have them leave us a note saying that you referred them to the newsletter. Once they complete the signup, they too can do the exact same thing and be eligible to win

    Instagram FAVS!

    "Keep it Fresh" they said, so that's what we are trying to do. In this section we will highlight a few of the instagram folks we follow at @coloradoabandoned. If you like our type of photography, we suggest you check these fine folks out and give them a follow. 

    @jill_koop creates some amazing photos with awesome edits from up north in Canada. Most of her photography seems to be taken in the Saskatchewan province and includes vehicles, old buildings, amazing landscapes and much much more. Jill's feed is a visual feast. 

    @jacksonfaulknernet has some of the most colorful, detailed and unusual captures with incredible edits, perspectives and... he really has a way of capturing detailed isolated areas of old machinery and miscellaneous. Oh, did I mention detailed? Wow!

    @prairie_rubbish - Jen Collins hails from Alberta Canada. Mostly what we can say about her feed is Beautiful, just Beautiful! She has some of the most stunning landscapes we have seen and her portraiture work is just amazing. If you dig deep enough into her feed and run across some of her videos, you will find she also has a delightful sense of humor. 

    We may not always have this section in every newsletter, but when we do, we will find you the best of the best.

    As mentioned, please give these folks a follow, and let them know you found about them from Colorado Abandoned.


    The Nik Collection

    For you photographers out there, the Nik Collection is a collection of applications which includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine.

    The Nik Collection is free and compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.10; Windows Vista, 7, 8; and Adobe Photoshop through CC 2015. Google, who now owns the Nik Collection has no plans to update the Collection or add new features over time. They may quit working in the future, but this once upon a time collection use to sell for 500 dollars (get the facts

    Check out the different modules from the link above. These work standalone or as plugins for Lightroom. 

    We say, take advantage of this package while you can. 


    Resource Updates

    In our first issue, we mentioned the Southern Colorado Art News SCAN (e-newsletter) as our one and only resource, so we wanted to keep you up to date on the latest happenings for this wonderful newsletter. The main point here being, there is a new email address to subscribe to the newsletter and submit new upcoming events, and general local art news to. Henrietta updates often on associated Facebook page as well. 

    NEW SUBSCRIBER/POST INFO: To subscribe to the latest issue of SCAN (e-newsletter) or to send posts you would like to submit: E-mail with your contact information to

    SCAN brings you reviews, interviews, art news, calls for artists, events, showings, and more...all in one place for artists, galleries, art organizations, and art patrons.

    Look for the August Issues and the featured pottery/ceramic artists interviews and listings and more.


    Google Photos Update

    In the last newsletter, we told you a little about Google Photos and how great it is, well here is an excellent blog post on The Verge that will help you Master Google Photos!

    The Search Is On!

    We are always looking for new places and things to explore and document for Colorado Abandoned. We are pretty sure that we have just barely scratched the surface on abandoned locations, buildings, vehicles, farm machinery and places that at this time, we had no idea they even existed in Colorado.

    If you know of any of these places or things, please drop us a line and let us know. If it works out, we will do our best to rewarded you in return with possibly some pictures and maybe more. Just visit our Contact Page and fill out the form and we will get back to you.

    Just for Fun

    Dos Amigos
    Full Canvas Gallery Wrap HDR Photograph
    You can find this photograph on our Store page and on Facebook.
    Photograph and Edit By Lex Nichols

    Two friends waste away in the Colorado countryside. The rusted, metallic red of these Chevrolet pickup trucks illustrate memories from previous decades.  Rolling clouds and golden fields surround the dos amigos as a backdrop. The verde and rojo hues dance among each other interweaving and complementing the stillness. This dance sings a song of movement that shifts attention from one dancer to the other, repeating continuously. The dos amigos have been laid to rest, side by side, waiting for their next song.

    KB-6 International
    Full Canvas Gallery Wrap HDR Photograph
    You can find this photograph on our Store page and on Facebook.
    Photograph and Edit By Vincent Gearhart

    KB Series - For the KB-1 thru KB-5, chrome "wings" were added on the sides of the grill, a wrap-around chrome piece on the front hood, a hood ornament and chrome lettering indicating the model designation below the International nameplate on each side of the hood. For the KB-6 and larger trucks, the only external changes were that the Triple Diamond badge was moved to the top of the grille chrome-work, and the model designations were added to the hood-side chrome trim. This old work truck was found near Trinidad, Colorado


    Waz Up!


    Along with the Artists Choice show at the SPACe Gallery in La Veta, we had an excellent time at the reception on May 27th. There was art, music, fellowship, hors d'oeuvres, and wine - how could you go wrong? 

    What a wonderful venue for an art show. We would really like to thank all the fine folks at the SPACe Gallery for allowing us to show our style of art to the public. Thank You! They have shows on a continuous basis so, be sure to visit their website and facebook page to keep up on all the fine exhibitions coming up.

    Here are a few pictures from that evening. 

    Taste of Lamar

    On July 8th, Colorado Abandoned, along with Karen Voepel Photography, will be displaying our photography at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce "Taste of Lamar " Event that will be held at the Lamar Elks Lodge located at 28157 US-287 in Lamar, CO. 

    For this event, we will be donating $50.00 from each picture purchased that evening to the family of little Miss Ansley Herrera to help with her treatments and care. We sincerely wish Ansley a complete and speedy recovery.

    Click Here to learn more and to get your tickets!

    Come out, have a little wine, and check out the artshow!

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    Traveling Colorado Abandoned Art Show

    We are looking to schedule more art shows and events for the future. At any one time (with much thanks to our wonderful sponsors), we have between 25 and 35 canvas prints in various sizes available for art installations, banquets, Pop-Ups, corporate events, etc., that we may be able to make arrangements to setup and display at your location. We have openings starting in mid July.

    In many cases, we may even be able to provide some wonderful live entertainment. Either Lex or Lex and his daughters may be able to perform either casual background music or a Full Out Show. Learn more about Lex and his music by visiting his website at

    If this sounds like something that might be of interest to you, please visit our Contact Page or email us at

    Newsletter Past Issues

    Just in case you missed the first two action packed, exciting, volumes of knowledge, thrilling, feel free to use your own upbeat words here, issues of the Colorado Abandoned Newsletter, here are the links to get to them.

    Intro Newsletter V1

    Colorado Abandoned Newsletter V2  


    In Closing

    We continue to update the Colorado Abandoned website as often as we can to keep the information and offerings as fresh as possible. Please check back often.

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    Lex & Vincent
    Colorado Abandoned


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