Let’s all take a deep breath, kick back, and enjoy another great photograph from Estes Park, Colo., photographer Erik Stensland. “Moonlight Surprise” features a gleaming harvest moon rising over Twin Sisters, just south of Estes in Rocky Mountain National Park. The photo is undated.
My photography plans failed miserably on this evening as the clouds chose not to cooperate. That’s often the way it goes with nature photography and why it sometimes takes me years to get an image I’m after. On my way back down Flattop Mountain on Saturday night I saw the sky brightening in the east. I had forgotten about the moon rise that night. I quickly got out of my skis and setup my equipment hoping for something special and I wasn’t disappointed. A beautiful harvest moon rose over Twin Sisters. It was so rich and colorful that it was truly breathtaking. Sometimes we don’t get what we hope for, but if we pay attention we might get something even better.
Reminds me of the Rolling Stones’ lyrics:
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need
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What a shot…love it.
He’s my favorite photographer (and only partly because he photographs my beloved RMNP).
Beautiful.But why Twin Sisters? It looks more like a bosom reclining to me. 😳
From this angle it does, doesn’t it? I’ve never seen this particular view. Normally it just looks like a mountain with two peaks.
It’s simply spectacular! Thanks for posting it.
My pleasure. I needed the break from the endlessly unpleasant news.
I my experience, I have always got what I needed. It’s a mystery.
Seems to work that way much of the time. Or as pointed out by Stensland, what you get might be even better than what you originally wanted.
Ahhhhhh. (No words needed)
“Ahhhhhh” is quite sufficient.