So much for planning…

RMNP_May 10 2016_BearLakeBear Lake – Rocky Mountain National Park
May 10, 2016  6:15 AM

OK, I did my homework and planned out great sites for photos at RMNP.  Bear Lake is listed as a very popular site and there are many beautiful images showing reflections of the surrounding mountains in the sparkling water.  We were all ready to take the short hike up there and observe a stunning Rocky Mountain sunrise.

As it turns out, the skies were cloudy and the lake was completely frozen and covered with snow.  We passed a group of cross-country skiers on the way in and I found myself wishing for a pair of snowshoes as we tromped through the snow-covered trail.  The scene was beautiful but certainly not what I was expecting!  Guess we need to make plans to come back when its a bit warmer.

Nikon D7000
Nikkor 18-105 mm @ 18mm
3-shot bracketed exposure   ISO100
Processed with Photomatix Pro, Nik Color Effects Pro and Adobe Lightroom

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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