Gone to See America 2008: Wintertime in Rocky Mountain National Park.
One of the benefits when I was working part-time (two weeks a month) in Boulder, Colorado was that Rocky Mountain National Park was only an hour drive. I got to see and take pictures in the park during all four seasons. A winter storm was approaching, so I only spent a few hours in the park.
I miss not working part-time in Boulder, Colorado. While there I was able to visit Rocky Mountain National Park all seasons of the year. As long as the roads were clear, it was only an hour drive from Boulder to the park. Some of these images were published ten-years ago, and some are new. All have been reprocessed using newer software.
Mary’s Lake. Autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park. Exit to the Alva B. Adams tunnel (or how Colorado river water makes it east of the continental divide). Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec).
I saw a report on the news today that the conference center at the Catholic retreat at Saint Malo behind the Saint Catherine Chapel on Rt 7 in Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park burned down today. Apparently, the fire did not impact the chapel. It is a great photo location, with Mt Meeker in the background. In most of my images at this location, I used the chapel to hide the conference center. This image is from December 2007, not today. I also saw a weather report that the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains had a significant wind storm, with winds up to 90 mph. I assume the high winds impacted the fire.