I remember standing there wishing this tree wasn’t blocking the lake and ruining the shot. But in all honesty I think it’s the main reason why I love this photo. It’s a reminder not everything is going to be perfect and that’s completely fine.
Moss under Maroon Lake – When conditions are right in the waters of Maroon Lake (near the Maroon Bells), bright green moss will cover the lake bed in the shallows by the early fall. I have only seen it this bright and thick just twice over the last 15 years. The underwater log in the shot has been there as long as I have been coming up to this location. It provides a good example of how slowly things decay in the cold waters of high altitude mountain lakes.
w/ Tamron 70-300mm lens
ISO-800, 1/160s, f/13, 130mm
Photo taken on 09/25/2008
Planning to visit Colorado? It's pretty anytime of the year, but do check out the Fall in the high country. Glenwood Springs and Aspen are one of my favorites! Read more about it in my blog at http://themeanderingpath.com/home/index.php/2017/11/07/glenwood-springs/
Earth. To some it’s a playground, to some it’s a business, some experience relentless hardship, and some experience some of the best earth has to offer. But to all of us it’s home. I’m very fortunate to have been able to enjoy my home in many ways through the years and I hope to continue to do so in the future. Stay neat, Earth! PC @talesofjay .
📷Canon 1DX MKII • 16-35mm f/2.8 •
1/320 sec • f/5.0 • ISO 125