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Forest Canyon Blaze by Nate-Zeman Forest Canyon Blaze by Nate-Zeman
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Looking from the Rock Cut area of Trail Ridge Road, past Forest Canyon and towards some of Rocky Mountain National Park's most recognizable mountains, an amazing display of sunset light lingers in the Colorado sky. Starting from left to right, Terra Tomah Mountain, Mount Julian, Cracktop Mountain, Chief Cheley Peak and Mount Ida can all be seen. These mountains surround the the spectacular Gorge Lakes Basin, a dramatic area with numerous high alpine lakes, some of which can be seen in this photo. This was a rare sunset. The kind photographers dream of. This image was made well after the sun had set behind the Never Summer Mountains, but indirect light reflecting off the clouds overhead was intense enough that it was creating its own light that you can see cast on the foreground rocks.

Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado

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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010   General Artist
love love love it, and the name' never summer mountains'!!! ethereal!!!:+favlove:
RlySrh Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student Photographer
Sometimes with photos this incredibly beautiful I like to make the photo fill as much of the screen as I can so I can try to imagine what it must have been like to actually be there.
Phlip221 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
dwth Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 131st/132nd/133rd/134th/135th.:wave:
KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
That is so beautiful, you seem to be pro at catching the sunlight in just the right spot!
bada Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Beautiful view!
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful sense of distance and depth!
ThePatriarch Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Come to Boulder! I'll buy you a drink.
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the sunset shots you've been posting lately. The colors and lighting are absolutely stunning.
gold-rose Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
love it when the clouds are pink at sunset :love:
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