This morning I hit the trail early and made it to Two Rivers Lake by sunrise to watch this incredible display of light, clouds and the setting moon over Notchtop Mountain.  The alpenglow colors can be wildly intense up there and I’m always amazed by how quickly this peak goes from total shade to a complete brilliant red-orange glow.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado - August 2015

Shot Notes:

Ektar 100 4x5, 75mm Super Angulon
2 seconds at f32, 2 stop soft GND filter

Rocky Mountain National Park.

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”

John F. Kennedy Moon Speech

Fall Storm Over the Flat Tops by Alex Burke
Via Flickr:
Near Trappers Lake, Colorado - September 2013 Ektar 100 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens 1 second at f22, no filters Home developed in c41 press kit You never know what you’ll get in the mountains this time of year. These storms moved in and started pouring rain on me, then turned to heavy snow by nightfall.

South Rim Sunrise by Alex Burke
Via Flickr:
Big Bend National Park, Texas - April 2014 Provia 100f 4x5, 90mm Caltar lens 1 second at f32, 2 stop soft GND filter The views from here were just unbelievable. From This point you can see for miles over the Rio Grande and into the mountain ranges of Mexico. Check out my blog post on this trip here: Big Bend National Park Blog Post

Pawnee Buttes and Wildflowers by Alex Burke
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Pawnee National Grasslands, Colorado - June 2015 Ektar 100 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens ½ second at f22 1 stop soft GND filter The Pawnee Buttes just exploded with wildflowers this June! I’d never seen so many of these purple ones all over the place, and a few weeks before there were yellow flowers as far as the eye could see. Gotta love these wet springs like this year :)