This Image's Creation Story:
Rocky Mountain National Park: 11,740 feet - This was my second day in a row trying to make it to the top of Tombstone Ridge before sunrise. The day before I was stymied by feet and feet of fresh powder. On this day, I began hiking at 2:45 am. Arriving at the top at 6:00, I had roughly a half hour to find a suitable spot for my tripod that was at least somewhat protected from the wind, had an interesting foreground, and still had a view of the surrounding mountains. Easier said than done in the dark, fierce winds, and rocks straight out of Mordor. All of my effort was rewarded with tremendous light and fantastic swirling snow.
This image is available in 5x7, 8x10, and 11x14 Matted Prints and can be purchased as is, or framed with a handmade frame created by the Artist made from reclaimed wood.