The Dove Snowfield, Longs Peak

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Comments (13)

Richard Ryer on September 20, 2007

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.

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on September 20, 2007

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.

Cheers,

Rich

Margherita-Italy on September 20, 2007

Bella foto Rich. Right choice of light. Greti.

Richard Ryer on September 20, 2007

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.

Cheers,

Rich

Bruce MacIver on September 20, 2007

Wow!

©junebug on September 20, 2007

Fantastic photo, Rich, and the colors are wonderful. I really like it! Greetings, Anne

Richard Ryer on September 20, 2007

Greetings Bruce, Thanks for visiting the dove on Longs Peak. It is in a spectacular alpine setting, although it is easy to get to.

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on September 20, 2007

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.

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on September 21, 2007

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.

Cheers,

Rich

AlexMatos on September 21, 2007

Lovely colours, Richard

Cheers, Alex

Richard Ryer on September 21, 2007

Greetings Alex, Thanks for visiting the dove. I'm not sure we'll see snow like this again. The climate is changing here.

Cheers,

Rich

Epi F.Villanueva on May 18, 2008

Very nice shot.Epi

Richard Ryer on May 20, 2008

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.

Cheers,

Rich

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Photo taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, East Longs Peak Trail, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 19, 2007
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    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Hewlett-Packard HP PhotoSmart C945 (V01.40)
    • Taken on 2005/05/22 05:55:20
    • Exposure: 0.002s
    • Focal Length: 20.29mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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