Nine-Years Ago (09-March-2008) — Colorado

Winter Nature in Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park.

One of the things that I loved when working part-time in Boulder was the chance to go to Rocky Mountain National park nearly every weekend. Several of the roads on the east side of the park are kept open year round. The following are some images I took of the landscape and the animals in the park.

Winter trail and panorama at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/160 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The jags in the contrails unfortunately show that the upper winds were strong while taking the five images. (David J Mathre)
Winter trail and panorama at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/160 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The jags in the contrails unfortunately show that the upper winds were strong while taking the five images. (David J Mathre)
Winter road in Colorado. Panorama of Longs Peak to Estes Cone. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Winter road in Colorado. Panorama of Longs Peak to Estes Cone. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie eating scraps on a picnic table at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie eating scraps on a picnic table at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie in a pine tree at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie in a pine tree at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pine trees in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine trees in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine tree in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine tree in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Coyote in Rocky Mountain National Park looking for lunch. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Coyote in Rocky Mountain National Park looking for lunch. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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