The one-of-a-kind view of the Rocky Mountains from Denver, Colorado is a perfectly picturesque landscape. With precise brushstrokes and thoughtful juxtaposition of color, this resembles more an oil on canvas than a photograph.
At almost 13,000 feet, Summit Lake is a welcome place to rest before making the final climb (on foot or by car) of 1,000 feet to the top of Mt. Evans. This peaceful lake of cold, crystal clear water lies within an awesome semi-circle of glacier carved cliffs. I shiver contentedly in the frosty zephyr while catching my breath.
At more than 14,000 feet, the views from the peak of Mt. Evans are absolutely incredible. Snow-capped mountains stretch as far as the eye can see. And, at that altitude, the experience is literally breath-taking.
I have photographed this fantastic view from downtown Todi, Italy a number of times since the early 1990s. It is unchanged (except for the increasing number of satellite dishes on the rooftops) and as perfect as ever. In any case, I am grateful.