On the ridge near Teddy’s Peak, May 2013

I bought my first DSLR camera in 2014 so that I could take better pictures of my two daughters, Lauren and Claire. I quickly realized that I had a lot to learn about how to use a camera, so I began learning as much as I could about photography and, most importantly, taking pictures constantly. This effort turned into a passion for capturing the incredible scenery of the beautiful Cuchara Valley where we spend our summers and holidays as a family.

I hope that my images will remind you of the breath-taking beauty of Cuchara and Southern Colorado while you are away, or inspire you to visit if you’ve never been there. Please contact me if you want to know more about any of my pictures.

I don’t believe there’s such a thing as “truth” in photography…There is only honesty.

-Giles Duley

Artist Statement

I believe that experience is an essential element in landscape photography. Through my photographs I want to convey a sense of the emotion that I felt while experiencing the scene. To that end, I may embellish certain elements in the image to enhance those emotions, but I strive to maintain realism and believability in my images. While digital manipulation and post-processing are part of modern photography, I believe photography should begin with the capture of a photographic image in the field, not in Photoshop.

My Other Websites

Cuchara Valley Landscapes is more than just a photography portfolio-it is my tribute to the wonders of the Cuchara area and southern Colorado. This site is also the home of my photography blog where I’ve been posting my articles since 2015. If you’d like to see more of my photography (as featured on my blog), please visit one of my other websites:

About Jeff Stovall, PhD, PE

Jeff is an environmental engineer and enthusiast photographer living in Amarillo, Texas and Cuchara, Colorado. He was born and raised in Amarillo and attended Texas Tech University. He was introduced to Cuchara by his wife Amy who came to Cuchara with her grandparents as a little girl, and they have been visiting every year they have been married. They bought a historic aspen log cabin in Cuchara in 2012 and spend as much time there as possible.