With all there is to see within Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, one might think the images would all be grand scenics of the mountains reaching skyward.
Just like so many others, I do enjoy those scenes.
It is, however, the “intimate” landscapes that I most enjoy. Whether I’m in Colorado or Wisconsin, I most often look for the intimate landscape images over the grand scenics. These can include tree bark, trees, flowers – essentially almost anything not a grand scenic.
In this image, I’ve concentrated on the lower portion of the ponderosa pine tree trunks. Purposely, there are very little of the branches showing. The few branches simply provides a reference, that more of the tree exists above.
The boulders accent the ground, adding many geometric lines and curves to view. Their greyish color allows the reddish bark of the pines to stand out in their vertical formation.
One can easily escape within this image.
Do you notice how the ponderosa pines are purposely arranged within this image, directing the viewer deep into the forest?
- File ID: PHP_IMG_14626
- 1Ds Mark III, Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8 L II USM
- focal length 155 mm
- ISO 50, 1.6 second, f/25
- spot metering, manual, Gitzo tripod, 2 second mirror lock-up delay
- developed in Lightroom
Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado