Above the Clouds

High above the clouds at 12,000 feet on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain NP this cloud inversion had me in awe.

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1/320 sec f/11 ISO 64 24-70mm f/4 @24 mm Process in PS to bring out details in shadow areas.


This is a beauty, Gary. I certainly can see why you were in awe I’m in awe just looking at the photo. I love every thing about it. It has great depth. Can’t even nit pick anything.

Thank you. Right time, right place.

Beautiful scene and well captured/processed image, Gary. Congrats! I’m not sure, but the blues in the sky look a little off to me (I’m a bad judge of color however). It also looks like there might be a dust spot in the upper right corner…could be just a small dry cloud though.


David, I went back an looked at a few other RAW images and the sky color was the same. However, a slight vignette was added, that probably darkens the top a bit more. There was a dust spot, top center which was removed. Thank you for your comments, always good to recheck ones work from what anothers eyes see.

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Stunning image Gary. It must have been breathtaking to see this in person.

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It truly was, driving up fog and drizzle, then broke 11,000 feet and popped into the clear sky.

I like the different types of clouds in this, and the feeling of being up there, in between the layers of clouds. I like landscape images that convey a sense of “place”, and this really does that.

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