2016 Images - KAG
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First light, Rocky Mountain National Park

This was my first stop of the day after driving almost two hours from Denver. I got to the Rocky Mountain Park gates at 5:30 am, they were open, entrance was free, and the park was pitch black. I drove down a long, narrow, windy, dark road for 20 minutes. Then I hiked in the dark with my Pelican headlamp up a trail to get this shot. Unfortunately, my ballhead fell off my tripod so I had to improvise on rocks to steady this shot! It all worked out, and I'm delighted with this result. Getting up very early was critical to get the still water in this shot.

DenverRocky Mountain National Park

From Colorado, Rockies