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Single-image Sunday: Moraine Park   11 comments

Moraine Park is a big and very beautiful grassy meadow in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.  I can’t believe this was my first time visiting “Rocky”!  My recent Friday Foto Talk post on dynamic range featured other images from the Colorado Rockies, captured with the Canon S95 I’ve been using lately.

Because of the camera’s limitations, I was hard-pressed to pull off many golden-hour images.  But with the bright, even light of mid-morning at Moraine Park photos were snapshot easy!  I spent a good hour or two just wandering along the creek, drawing closer to several elk who were grazing at the far end.  I didn’t approach them; they have enough people gawking at them in that place!

What a gorgeous day it was!  It was too early for many people.  In fact I was the only walker in the park.  I did encounter a group of horse-back riders from the nearby stables.  The leader was shouting things like “heels down” to the tourists.  Funny!  But also sad when I thought of my horses, so far away (and one of them not even mine anymore!).

The flowers were in bloom as well.  Such a perfect morning, followed by a great hike that traversed the high country in front of the peak pictured.  I will do a travel/hiking post on this national park later in the week.

Hope your weekend was relaxing and fun!  As always, I appreciate any comments.

The Big Thompson River meanders through Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

The Big Thompson River meanders through Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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