Switchback above Dream Lake going to Lake Haiyaha, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Comments (20)

Hanieh Shakiba on November 15, 2010

it must be so much cold!!

i can feel it!


Richard Ryer on November 15, 2010

Greetings Hanieh, It was cold and windy, but as you climb along the trail you stay comfortable and warm. It is when I stop to take a picture that it gets uncomfortable. The chill can come in very quickly as you stand to frame a shot and set the camera controls. After the shot I continue on quickly to warm up. It is nice to find a spot where the sun shines on you and the wind does not blow so hard. Part of the fun of going to the high places in winter. Thanks so much for visiting. Have a great day. Cheers, Rich

Hanieh Shakiba on November 15, 2010

thank you dear Richard for ur so much interesting description!

it make the photo more interesting!

Carlos Petracca on November 15, 2010

Pareciera una zona para cuidarce de avalanchas, mucha nieve, hermosa vista, saludos Carlos

Richard Ryer on November 16, 2010

Greetings All, Thanks for getting this far up the trail with me. I was still in the trees so there was not much wind, but the snow was getting heavier the higher I got. Cheers, Rich

Marilena Borriero on November 16, 2010


Teresa Jankowska on November 16, 2010

When I was young I loved the snow and mountains

I'm very glad now that young people show the beauty of the mountains and I can enjoy them at home...

I have a dream that a third youth in front of me

Best wishes from Poland

minusca on November 19, 2010

I do not ski but I can always roll! Fantastic! like ciao, minu

Richard Ryer on November 22, 2010

Greetings All, Thanks for the visits and wonderful comments. Hmmm...rolling down this trail would be a challenge. Perhaps we will just walk, eh? Cheers, Rich

Annelies Vink on November 22, 2010

Maybe, maybe.. snow is coming later this week in Holland. It is getting colder now here.

Beautiful winterlandscape on your photo!

Greetings, Annelies

‫علي احمدي‬‎ on November 22, 2010

I very Like Your beautiful image!

乾龍 on November 22, 2010

Beautiful shot


From Taiwan best wishes Qianlong

Alexandru Ioan on November 23, 2010

Beautiful winter scenary, like!

Regards, Alex.

D. VERDU on November 25, 2010



Y + UN LIKE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


Richard Ryer on November 25, 2010

Greetings All, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I am glad you like this shot. Cheers, Rich

Søren Terp on November 26, 2010

Beautiful snowy landscape...like!

Rafl on November 26, 2010

the first snow! rafl

Korcsog Rita on November 26, 2010

Super shot!Greetings,Rita

Manek Taolin on November 19, 2011

Nice photo!


Richard Ryer on November 22, 2011

Thanks for stopping st the switchback. now you can see coming and going. Cheers, Rich

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 14, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    • Taken on 2010/11/13 10:19:23
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash