Alone And Single

Days like these keep me dreaming of summer. While I love photographing winter conditions in Rocky Mountain National Park, some warm weather, sun and longer days has me dreaming of summer in the park. This particular day was a cold, windy and snow one in Moraine Park. This lone Ponderosa Pine is likely familiar to most visitors to RMNP. It's resides a hundred yards or so from Bear Lake Road and keeps acts as a sentinel over Moraine Park. Alone, this Ponderosa pine keeps a watchful eye over the mountains, elk,deer and coyote that call this valley home. Technical Details: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 70-300mm F4-5.6 L
Days like these keep me dreaming of summer. While I love photographing winter conditions in Rocky Mountain National Park, some warm weather, sun and longer days has me dreaming of summer in the park. This particular day was a cold, windy and snow one in Moraine Park. This lone Ponderosa Pine is likely familiar to most visitors to RMNP. It’s resides a hundred yards or so from Bear Lake Road and keeps acts as a sentinel over Moraine Park. Alone, this Ponderosa pine keeps a watchful eye over the mountains, elk,deer and coyote that call this valley home. Technical Details: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 70-300mm F4-5.6 L

It’s been a slow week around here for me. The torrent of winds and blowing snow that had been raking over Rocky Mountain National Park the last few weeks has subsided. It’s been replaced with crystal clear blue skies, warmer temperatures and breezy conditions. These are great conditions for any outdoor activities like snowshoeing or hiking but somewhat blasé when it comes to attempts to create dramatic photographs.

While the weather has been very nice here on the Front Range the last few days, it’s managed to ignite a bit of cabin fever. Of course warm weather and sun should have the opposite effect of cabin fever, but the warmth, sun and ever lengthening days have me yearning for summer in Rocky Mountain National Park. Summer and the big thaw will be here in a flash. Until then I’ll leave you with this image of wintery day in Moraine Park a few weeks back.