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Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Free Study 2019-10 (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Location: Trail Ridge Rd, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Date: Oct 9, 2019
Aperture: 6.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2019

This was one of the last days this road was open this year. That very evening a snow storm was coming through Colorado and the park service closed the road at 6PM. We had to make sure we were through the park by the time they closed the road!

The wind was blowing hard. Had to hang onto the tripod to keep everything stable. The clouds were screaming by so I just had to wait for the right moment to release the shutter.
This is the highest continuous road in the USA, for a little fact tidbit.

Thanks for the comments and votes!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 72
Avg (all users): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 6.7750
Avg (non-participants): 6.8667
Views since voting: 275
Views during voting: 94
Votes: 55
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/10/2019 04:38:44 PM
This is one of my favorite roads in America! Weíve traveled it so many times, and it never ever ceases to amaze and inspire me. You captured it beautifully!

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11/10/2019 06:51:34 AM
Wonderful.
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11/09/2019 10:33:37 AM
Gorgeous, Dennis!

Thanks for the story, too!

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11/08/2019 02:17:35 PM
This is gorgeous Dennis. I have enjoyed seeing this part of the world through your images.
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11/08/2019 10:55:29 AM
Wonderful shot - congratulations on your ribbon!!!
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11/08/2019 02:53:54 AM
Stunning image, Dennis. The colors, the light... Gorgeous.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2019 10:50:59 PM
Very nice. I think the clouds moved as I was writing this.
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11/07/2019 01:10:51 AM
Magnificent image. Reminds me of the Golden Gate National Park in South Africa. Beautiful light and composition
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11/06/2019 09:47:14 PM
I like this image great light but nothing to lift it above similar images 5
11/03/2019 05:34:58 PM
Great meandering road - I somehow doubt that the blue mountains are so vibrant; they might be in reality but for the sake of the picture they would be more effective with less saturation and chroma
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