Hangin’ in

11 thoughts on “Hangin’ in”

  1. Those old, old, old limber pines are so special. Dramatic lighting/weather adds emphasis in ways few see in person – ancient dead trees aren’t top selfie material? Erik’s images bring them to us to appreciate if we just look.

    1. I realize now that I made it sound like this tree was right near the road. It might be. Then again, it might be miles into the back country where few people would ever see it. With this photo, everyone gets to see it. (I, however, would not be out looking for old trees in stormy weather and with snow still on the ground.)

      1. You are right that he is normally “far” in back country with his photos. Along TRR, that stretch from Rainbow Curve up to the Ute Trail/Tombstone Ridge trailhead, right at tree line has great limber pines.

        Many racehorse from Rainbow to Forest Canyon Overlook and ignore everything in between.

        I need to go back up & try to find this one… may wait till a few fewer folks are in the Park, though…. Wanna ride along??

      2. I’d love nothing more, but I don’t see getting up there any time soon. Erik said “high on a ridge above Trail Ridge,” so that’s a lot of ground to examine. But you might get lucky. Always worth going up there, regardless.

  2. Stunning image! I took a quick look at Erik’s website, which I bookmarked and will peruse at my leisure later on. As a photographer who merely aspires to create such imagery, I can only say,”Amazing!” Erik is tops!

... and that's my two cents