Glimpse From The Clouds

As you drive up to the base of Mount Evans from Idaho Springs, Colorado, there are a few chances to see the peak. Until then, you don't really know what the weather will be like. On my evening trip to Mount Evans, I saw at this point, that I couldn't even see the peak because it was covered in a dark cloud. Most of the storms had moved off to the east, but for now, the peak was still covered. I figured the clouds would either move off by the time we got up on the peak or would hopefully be cool to shoot.


I was lucky enough to find some goats early in the evening about a half mile below the peak. But once the clouds moved in, that game was over. I tried moving up to the parking area near the peak and saw more thick foggy clouds. But once in a while, some sunset light occasionally broke through the clouds enough to hit the peak above the parking area. So after running up the trail above the parking area to the top, I found more thick foggy clouds - at first. Twice, the clouds broke up just enough to see this wonderful scene from 14,200+ feet before closing up and returning to thick foggy clouds. That's okay though, I was happy for the two chances I got. It was really cool!

  • Guy Schmickle 5y

    Way to be prepared when the opportunity for a shot presented itself. You were certainly treated to a gorgeous scene and you captured it beautifully.
  • Mah Nava 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ☆The Power Of Now ☆, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Michaella 5y

    This is awesome! At first glance it really looks like it was taken at the top of a volcano.
  • gregor H 5y

    wow, your view show mood in excellence. The foggy atmosphere, the glowing sunset and the dramatic from the steep rock makes it in cooperation. Plus your composition in portrait format!
  • ☼ Skopelos.Net 5y

    Amazing shot !
  • Aspenbreeze 5y

    What a shot and congrats on a well earned EXPLORE.
    We Coloradans hit it this week!

  • Mike Berenson 5y

    Holy cow! Thanks everyone!
  • Dave P 5y

    for once I'm speechless
  • Robin Wilson 5y

    This is downright mystical Mike!!!...bad weather can make some of the best shots!
  • RondaKimbrow 5y

    Magic, Mike!!!
  • Mike Berenson 5y

    Thank you Ronda, Dave, & Robin!
  • Aaron Eakin 5y

    Really amazing image! The light and fog are really stunning
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  • Doug Solis 5y

    That glow from the sun on the clouds is almost Heavenly. Very very cool
  • Michelle Dion ~ 5y

    I love this one. The foggy misty glow is outstanding.
  • Mike Berenson 5y

    Thanks everyone!
  • Greg Thow 5y

    very pretty
  • Dallas Meads 5y

    Very stunning photo, it gos to show not all bad weather is bad.
  • miguel angel ortega 4y

  • Micheal Gee 3y

    wonder full
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Taken on July 24, 2010
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