• Craig Getchius

Ahh Yes, Back In The Park

It has been over a month since I have had the pleasure of visiting Rocky Mountain Park. That is a rarity for me. The last time I visited the aspens were putting on a show with their fall foliage.

Now all that fall splendor is gone. The mountains are once again snow capped. The trees have lost their leaves. In the lower levels of the park I came across smattering of snow on the ground. Not much accumulation. Just a nice dusting of snow.

This morning the clouds blanketed the park. The temperature was in the upper thirties. Yes it was gray and bleak. Which was totally fantastic. I love overcast lighting. It brings drama to my photographs.

I was climbing around on rocks trying to get this next photo. It is a typical tourist pull off that for years I have been trying to create something different and interesting. This morning I used my Nikon D800, with my widest lens and used fill in flash to capture the above image and the image just below this paragraph.

This was a quick visit to the park. Thanksgiving is two days away. Still have shopping and other things to do to be ready for my favorite holiday. As I was heading out of the park I pulled off and took an aspen photo. Hey when you are in Rocky Mountain National Park you have to at least take one photo of an Aspen Tree.

Hope you enjoyed the photos.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Craig L. Getchius

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