Summit Lake, Mt Evans, Colorado

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Comments (3)

Ian Stehbens on May 27, 2007

At this point in my life this was the highest altitude that I had been on land, and I was exhilirated. The exhiliration made me want to hasten, run, even leap with joy but the high altitude immediately deprived me of the required oxygen. While I enjoyed the composition, it was some of my friends back home that made me appreciate this particular image. It does not have enough colour for me, but those who are intuitive types but more introverted than I am, are the ones who like this photo, picking it out from a set of good pics. Again I am reminded that artistic appreciation has much to do with our temperaments. For the geographers who spend way too much time on Google Earth, I guess they will enjoy this as an example of a cirque lake. It is near the summit of Evans Peak in Front Range of the Rockies, and accessible by car in the summer.

Marilyn Whiteley on February 8, 2009

I'm one of those introverted intuitives ... and maybe being a "feeler" helps, too.

I love the depth, the vastness and the silence. (And as a long-time lover of geology, I enjoy it as a cirque lake.) Beautiful photo, and this is said by, as you know, a lover of colour!


Ian Stehbens on February 8, 2009

And you are a gem, Marilyn, imagining, valuing, energised by silence. If I had shouted here, it would not have made one iota of difference for the vast silence would have immediately swallowed my disturbance. I really was exhilarated and loved every moment of being here in this special place.

I am pleased that you have appreciated place and understood the richness of artistic expression.

You may have also seen that our conversation on H Zehr and contemplative photography has developed further with Amelia Royan and Mira Paskota.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 27, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/06/20 07:39:41
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash