Greetings Billy, Thanks for visiting the dove and commenting. Just cleaning up some old files and came across this one and thought it might be interesting. Glad you liked it. One of those early morning shots you hike in 6 miles to get. I start up the trail at 2:00 A.M. with the headlamp and race the sun for the shot.
The real climbers leave at 2:00 A.M. and are on the summit at the time this shot was taken. I'm a bit slower than those guys. Usually just thrilled to have survived the walk to the Boulder Field. Thanks for visiting.
Bella foto Rich. Right choice of light. Greti.
Greetings Greti, Thanks so much for visiting the dove. If you are in the right place in the park and the snow cover is good, the snowfield looks like a dove in flight, hence the name. You see it a little in this shot, but I liked the rock and the color.
Fantastic photo, Rich, and the colors are wonderful. I really like it! Greetings, Anne
Greetings Bruce, Thanks for visiting the dove on Longs Peak. It is in a spectacular alpine setting, although it is easy to get to.
Greetings Anne, Thanks for visiting the dove. Morning colors are always so much nicer than the high angle sunlight. And it is such a reward for the early start.
Greetings Bruce, If you want to get that good shot you have to pay the price. Everyone around me is cheap, so I travel alone anymore.
Lovely colours, Richard
Greetings Alex, Thanks for visiting the dove. I'm not sure we'll see snow like this again. The climate is changing here.
Very nice shot.Epi
Greetings Epi, Thanks for visiting and commenting. It is 6 miles and 4,000 feet of climbing to get to this picture place. The best lighting is at sunrise so you leave very early or spend the night. The snow field really does look like a bird, especially this year.
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Photo taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, East Longs Peak Trail, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
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