Saturday, August 06, 2011
Farewell to Rocky Mountain National Park
The calendar tells me its August, but I'm not quite sure I believe it. Do you? Yes- it's been ridiculously hot outside for a long time. But I'm just not ready for it to be the last month full of summer. Unfortunately, I don't have a choice- so it's be ready or nothing.
I hope you've enjoyed my Colorado images. I spent ALOT of time photographing in the park, and I wanted to take the time to carefully select my best images and present them here. So much of blogging typically involves the day-to-day activities. But I wanted to take the time to explore a photographic topic in depth. I hope you've been enjoying it. If you haven't- let me know with a comment or e-mail.
With these four images, I'll be bringing the Rocky Mountain National Park images to a close. On our last full day in the park, I wanted to capture some dragonfly and damselfy images. I went to Lily Lake to see if I could find dragons and damsels- and I did. I also found fly fisherman, picnicers, wedding parties being photographed, and plenty of day hikers. I had spent most of my time in the park during the week, but when I hit this spot on a Saturday, I got a taste of just how much the locals use RMNP as a quick getaway from the local cities.
The last image is perhaps one of my favorites from the trip- A lone ponderosa pine, growing in granitic bedrock, overlooking the snowcapped mountains that lead to Long's Peak. Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular place. Scenic and wildlife photographic opportunities abound. I hope we are able to return soon.