Day 125 - Rocky Mountain National Park in winter...a grove of aspen and clouds closing in on some mountain peaks; detail in this image is best viewed in a larger size. I took this shot on our two-day trip to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park last week. The first day we drove through Rocky Mt. National Park in a snowstorm. There was almost no visibility and not a lot to shoot. The next morning, though, was clear, so we drove along the same roads again and were amazed at the incredible mountain peak views all through the park. However, there were only a few roads open in the park, so in the summer there would be lots more roads to travel and more to see. On that morning, snow was again predicted and clouds were already starting to move onto the peaks, as you can see here. They really added interest to the photos, though...at least I think so.
I have a whole gallery of shots from that short trip if you'd like to see more of the park, as well as some shots taken in the town of Estes Park. We were lucky enough to see both bighorn sheep and elk on the trip and there are shots of those in that gallery. The link to that gallery is http://fotoeffects.smugmug.com/gallery/7353323_dWGqD#473291245_9CLzc. Also, since today is Monday, there is the Monday Challenge and if you'd like to see my entry for the challenge, here is the link: http://fotoeffects.smugmug.com/gallery/7090659_CBoVw#474497177_4bNGr. That will also take you to the Challenge gallery where you can see all the other entries. You will see "Challenge" at the top of the gallery page and if you click on it, you can see all the entries.