Screenshots from webcams probably don’t count as photography, but I thought this morning’s sunrise as seen from the Alpine Visitor Center (at 11,796 ft. in Rocky Mountain National Park) was especially lovely. We’ve had several days of bitter cold (0°F, -17°C temps) with lots of snow (9″ here in Thornton, Colo., and 2-3 feet or more in the mountains). But we popped back up into the forties with sunshine yesterday and have more of the same today, so no complaints here.
By the way, winter doesn’t officially start until tomorrow morning.
By March, the Visitor Center where the webcam is located will look like this:
10 thoughts on “Dawn on Trail Ridge Road”
I would definitely say this a great photo. Maybe not high quality but awesome none the less..
Well, whatever you call it, I thought it was pretty. And kind of fun because the road up there is closed in the winter, so without the webcam only the most intrepid skiers or snowshoers would see this.
Oh no its definitely awesome. I love these kind of things..
Speaking of tomorrow,; and I’m already there, the Earth stops it’s rotation, my tomorrow the 22nd, which signifies our summer solstice, and the first day of summer. However the weather we’ve been having over the past couple of weeks, one could quite easily have believed we were on the planet Mercury.
To make things easy for the thick headed trump types, we actually start our summer on the 1st December, we don’t wait.
:bear: 11:33 hours Wednesday 21st December 2016. 🙂
No one is better situated to confuse me than you! Your seasons are backwards, your time and even your day are different (and you cite military time to boot), you’re on the metric system, you drive on the wrong side of the road, etc. And I know you enjoy it!
It’s great fun isn’t it XD
Just as an aside PT, if ever you meet up with one of those clowns, carrying a sign, saying the world ends tomorrow; you can assure then that it didn’t as you have a chum, who is already there. XD
So reassuring to know!
Those are remarkably good photos. I get tired of photos where everything is sharply defined. It’s not the way I see the world,
The top photo is from a webcam. It can be sharp, misty, or obliterated completely, depending on the weather. The bottom photo is an actual photo that a ranger on location shot.