Abstract painting, right? No, take another look. It’s a photograph of a mountainside in Rocky Mountain National Park, shot, of course, by Erik Stensland, Estes Park, Colo. Isn’t this amazing? It was shot Thursday morning, and was the result of a fortuitous combination of recent snow, remaining fall colors, and dark green pines. Hoar frost or rime ice from fog/clouds may have been responsible for all the white tree branches. Regardless, it’s remarkable, isn’t it? Unless I focus really hard on some of the pines, I can’t convince my eyes it’s a photograph.
Note: Oct. 17: Originally untitled, the photo has since been named “Autumn Pastels” and added to Stensland’s gallery.