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Certainly one of the most gorgeous views to be had in RMNP made even better by a heavy dusting of fresh snow! It was great to get out and shoot on such a calm and peaceful morning. Days without wind are rare in the winter! That was made abundantly clear when we hiked up Flattop mountain on Saturday morning and were greeted by these wonderful conditions.

It took me a while to convince myself that this was decent enough to post, so if you'd like please rip this photo apart in the comments. I want to become a better photographer!

www.erikpagephotography.com - check out the hike log...over 40 miles of hiking so far this year!

Tony Lea, Zach Dischner, Michael Mehl, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Zach Dischner 38 months ago | reply

    Not much to rip apart this is pretty great! Maybe a little overblown where the sun is hitting the mountain? But that is a tough thing to avoid, and I had to search to find it. Its really awesome in all!
    And yep I was up on Friday night/Sat morning, not nearly as serene as this shot was. And you guys had the tougher spot too!

  2. danielpivnick 38 months ago | reply

    Beautiful light in this photo. I really like the detail you were able to capture in the foreground snow. What a perfect scene.

  3. Erik Page Photography 38 months ago | reply

    Thanks! I focus stacked to get that detail in the foreground.

  4. Mike Berenson - Colorado Captures 38 months ago | reply

    No doubt, a far more peaceful alternative you saw in the photo than in the video!! I love that golden light against the soft snowy foreground... A very pretty scene and I think the focus stacking worked really well here.

  5. Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light® Photography 38 months ago | reply

    Really nice! Did ya take a shot a little closer to the edge as well? :)


  6. Jim Johnston (OKC) 38 months ago | reply

    Really nice shot Erik. Really like the red glow from the mountains from the sunrise.

  7. paulwynn-mackenzie.co.uk 38 months ago | reply

    Stunning view!! I just love the golden light on the mountain top

  8. wboland 38 months ago | reply

    Nice job on this one. I like how you've caught the texture and shadow in the foreground snow.

  9. Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像 38 months ago | reply

    Sublime, my friend……. ^^

  10. Steven Bratman 38 months ago | reply

    Beautiful. I like the color cast on the snow balanced against the warmth of sunrise on the peaks

    great video too! Reminds me of a few hikes I recall. It's actually really fun to be out when it's that intense, even though impossible to take photos or practically to see anything :-)

  11. Jake Pike 38 months ago | reply

    Stunning shot, lovely light!

  12. Nancy King Photography 38 months ago | reply

    Beautiful job. I really like the details in the foreground.

  13. Thankful! 38 months ago | reply

    Large on black is even better. The foreground is a bit plain compared to all the detail in the background.

  14. Ohan Barsoumian 38 months ago | reply

    Super shot, well done, really it's a snowy paradise...keep walking.

  15. Dan Sherman 38 months ago | reply

    Spectacular. Love the pristine-ness to the whole scene.

  16. Justin Smith - Photography 38 months ago | reply

    The light on the rocks is perfect. Fantastic work!

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