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Head in the Clouds

 

    Longs Peak   (14,259 ft / 4,346 m)

 

The highest and best known summit in Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak ranks fifteenth in elevation among Colorado's mountains  (of which there are 53 above 14,000 feet).  It is one of the most prominent mountains in Colorado, rising 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above the western edge of the Great Plains. 

 

Next week, my Rocky Mountain series continues... but with a more intimate view, as I focus in on the Tundra and it's remarkable flora.

 

Head in the Clouds

 

    Longs Peak   (14,259 ft / 4,346 m)

 

The highest and best known summit in Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak ranks fifteenth in elevation among Colorado's mountains  (of which there are 53 above 14,000 feet).  It is one of the most prominent mountains in Colorado, rising 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above the western edge of the Great Plains. 

 

Next week, my Rocky Mountain series continues... but with a more intimate view, as I focus in on the Tundra and it's remarkable flora.

 

comments (23)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 20 Jul 2018, 01:49
A lofty, heavenly composition so high in the sky!! I love the layering of the clouds from front to back. Looking forward to the flora series!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Steven - What an amazing place this is, I just love mountains and the Rocky's can't be beat!
I hope you'll enjoy next week!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 20 Jul 2018, 02:16
i like seeing this in greyscale

the details are amazing
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Sherri! The processing does pull out some of those details!
A spectacular view Elizabeth.... Good in b/w too.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Mr. Croston!!!
Even in B&W! I've been awestruck by many of the mountain views in France while watching the Tour de France, Elizabeth. I need not forget that America has her own beauties! Thank you.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Funny you mention the Tour... just the other day when watching some highlights I remarked to Frank that the mountains looked just like the Rocky's! smile
Impressionnant spectacle ...magnifique
Bonne journée
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Claudine! So pleased you think so!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:36
I will look forward to next week's flora, too, Elizabeth. I am enjoying these mountains
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I thought you might! Thank you, Lisl!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:38
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - reminds me of song lyrics:
"Today skies are painted colors of a cowboy's cliche'
And strange how clouds that look like mountains in the sky
Are next to mountains anyway"
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:42
The B/W is an exceptional choice here. Love it.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Bonnie! I'm really pleased you do!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jul 2018, 06:59
A majestic vista and a fascinating geology.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed.... Fabulous isn't it!
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 20 Jul 2018, 07:00
I so love your presentation of these mountains, Elizabeth. Love the B&W here (and the clouds of course) Looking forward to next week.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Astrid!! I really appreciate your praise - I don't usually process this much (as you know) - so I'm glad it worked! smile
I shall looks forward to the flora E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Good, Bill! I do love flora!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Jul 2018, 08:37
It is almost like a shot from an airplane Frank.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It kind of feels that way, up there, Chad!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jul 2018, 08:55
A great picture of the mountain ranges. B&w fits well.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Louis!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jul 2018, 10:11
Oh, this is a wonderful, magnificent image!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Philine!!!
There is a majestic feeling captured here which is compelling.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ruthie! I'm so glad you get that feeling... I hoped it would translate - it's just what it's like!
You can almost reach out and touch those clouds, Elizabeth. What a stunning capture!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes!!! I tried! Thanks so much, Beverly
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Brian!!!
Yes - that's a good comparison!
Actually - people DO climb the fourteeners! A big accomplishment... my niece climbed her first at 12 years old! Girl's got Moxie! smile
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 20 Jul 2018, 18:14
really like the rugged view here, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Ayush - the ruggedness is what appeals to me!!
Definitely good in B&W
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, kindly!
  • Harry
  • USA
  • 20 Jul 2018, 19:45
this is nice, but not the best in the series. An important mountain, but perhaps too much cloud and not enough mountain. But I am looking forward to the series.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Harry! I'll talk to the cloud God's about it! smile Appreciate the critique!
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 20 Jul 2018, 21:34
Positively awesome! I love the B&W
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Beth! I'm really pleased you do!!
a fine subject for black and white...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Larry! I thought it might "read" a little better!
The layers of clouds is palpable here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh - nice way to say that, Mary!

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