This Image's Creation Story:
Rocky Mountain National Park - After nearly six hours of hiking in the dark trying to reach Taylor Peak before sunrise, I was overtaken by the morning light. I turned around and set up my tripod, capturing this scene from where I stood. Running roughly 3100 miles though the United States (and 30 miles in Rocky), the Divide separates the watershed flowing west to the Pacific, and east to the Atlantic. Here in the park, due to the uplift of westerly prevailing winds, snow accumulates much more prodigiously on the west side. The east side tends to be more windblown and bare. You can see this trend clearly in this photo.
This image is a 12x22 Matted Print and can be purchased as is, or framed with a handmade frame created by the Artist from reclaimed wood.