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Winter of Serenity
Winter of Serenity

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Challenge: From On High (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
Date: Jan 24, 2013
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 435s
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2013

Photographed from a place on Trail Ridge Road near tree line, about the same elevation as the mountain range to the north.

It was an amazing night sky on 01/24/13 at 3:12 AM. f/5, 435s, ISO 100, lens focal length 35mm. That is the Mummy Range on the north side of RMNP. From left to right: Chiquita, Ypsilon and Fairchild. Mostly, I wanted to document our weather situation. The snowpack is less than 50% of normal. The peaks look like they normally would in June or July. It was very mild overnight. I didn't need gloves. It was perfectly quiet and I saw no other humans.

Better size here.

After the voting.
I'm pretty much disappointed, but I like the image a lot. I am standing at 11,000 feet above sea level, looking down to the Fall River drainage, which is 3000 feet below. By the way, the low point in the valley below is at a higher elevation than the highest point in Australia. And, I'm standing 3000' feet above the river gorge. There are more precipitous dropoffs around, but not safely accessible in winter.

Place: 31 out of 65
Avg (all users): 5.8487
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7143
Avg (non-participants): 5.9221
Views since voting: 299
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 119
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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02/04/2013 01:11:00 PM
Very energetic shot. Works well in B&W.
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02/01/2013 12:36:16 AM
5.8x? Despicable. Certainly DMC. I bet the 47x below average 5 or less voters couldn't make it up the climb to take the shot never mind getting up early enough to arrive at 3am. I suppose you had to be atop a gorge looking down into a river?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2013 10:10:29 PM
This just doesn't give me the feeling of being on high, sorry, nice pic though, but a different angle would of looked better. 6
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01/31/2013 09:59:46 PM
Whoa, instant 10. But you're getting hammered, aren't you? Such beautiful work :-)
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01/31/2013 04:32:19 PM
Nice control over the light in this long exposure shot.
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01/31/2013 04:12:19 PM
Fires gone Richard? Lovely thoughtful work DMC.
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