Windblown Summit

It’s Friday!  Who’s ready for the weekend?  TGIF!  I’ve got a busy weekend and next week coming up.  I thought I would take you back up to Mt. Evans today with this picture.  After I captured some sunrise shots, I ventured back down to Summit Lake.  It was still very windy and cold that morning.  You can see from this picture the movement in the water and the clouds.  There was still quite a bit of snow up above tree line.  I met a skier in the parking lot here at Summit Lake and he was getting ready to hike up to the top of this mountain and ski back down to the lake.  On the right side of this picture, there is a trail that takes you up to the top where you can ski down the middle to the lake.  In the full size image of this photo you can see a few tracks from skiers.  His daughter was in the back of his truck still sleeping and he couldn’t motivate her enough to get out into the cold and make the hour trek up the mountain to make the single ski run.  I think I would have stayed asleep as well. 🙂

This weekend and next week will be busy, so I’m not sure how much I’ll post in the blog.  I’ll try to make some time to get some shots lined up for next week.

I’ll be out shooting some fireworks this weekend and have events lined up for the weekend nights to capture the bursts.  I’ve also have a family/newborn portraits I’m doing this weekend, one for a soldier getting ready to head off to Afghanistan.  His wife just had twins.  That has to be a handful for her as he’s about ready to depart.  Hopefully more on that in a later blog post.

Sunday I’ll be at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival from Noon – 5pm at the American Furniture Warehouse tent.  The tent is near the Janus Main stage on Fillmore St.  If you go be sure to come by and say Hi!  I’d love to meet you!

Next week I’m heading to the Grand Tetons!  I’ve been keeping an eye on the webcams and there is still snow up there.  Snow adds so much grandeur to the Teton’s mountain peaks.  Be sure to follow me on see some live content on my other feeds (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook)  this weekend and next week.  I’m sure I’ll be posting up some iPhone content from the Tetons.

Have a great 4th of July weekend!

Windblown Summit - ©Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.
©Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Capture Notes:

  • Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mk II
  • Lens:  Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L USM
  • ISO: 50
  • Focal Length:  16mm
  • Aperture:  f/16
  • Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
  • Filter:  B + W .6 ND Filter
  • Post Processing:  Aperture – various adjustments and sized for web

4 thoughts on “Windblown Summit

  1. Way too many good stories I have of Mt. Evans! One being, a biker fell near the top and cracked his head open on a rock. My Dad, being a doctor, was able to help. This included the use of his cell phone. Which one of those old 1990’s grey Motorola Cell phones, being that this happened 15 years ago. They were able to fly St. Andrew’s Flight for Life helicopter up there and land it on the road! What a sweet site that was to see. The biker lived! Awesome photo dude! Thanks for bringing back good memories! Have a good weekend.

    1. Awesome story. There were many cyclists heading up the mountain the morning I took this shot. If you are ever back in the area let me know.

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