Longs Peak summit with dead tree stump

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Comments (5)

Richard Ryer on November 26, 2007

Greetings Billy, Thanks for visiting the old Stump by the trail and your wonderful comment. This must have been a very old tree judging by the size of the stump. All the other trees nearby have much smaller trunks. This guy must have stood watch on Longs Peak for a very, very long time. He had quite a view, but quite a hard life to pay for that view.



© Carsten on December 1, 2007

Hi, it is a very beautiful photo. I like the combination plain blue sky with the snow. And there is a shadow on the left side of the stump. Very good. Snow is made for shadows. I like the half way lying tree in the left part of the picture and the brown parts in the snow. The picture has a great mood. And three objects are showing in three directions. The stump to the right, the little tree to the left and the center part to the center of the picture. YS, I really like it.

Greetings from Germany,


May M. B. (Swissmay) on December 2, 2007

I like this photo very much, Rich! The tree stump in the foreground is very special, having been twisted by the winds.

Greetings, May

Richard Ryer on December 2, 2007

Greetings May, Thanks for visiting the tundra hike on Longs Peak and commenting. This guy caught my eye as I was going back down. Glad you like it.



Richard Ryer on December 3, 2007

Greetings Carsten, Thanks for visiting the descent off the Longs Peak trail. This is one of the last views you get of the summit on the way down. Once you are in the tundra the peak dominates the view. You see it for so long. As you leave it is like saying good bye to a friend. Thanks again.



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 25, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2007/11/25 11:43:53
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 38.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash