Rocky Mount Night Sky


Night Sky in the Rocky Mountains

A couple of days into our trip to Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park, on a clear cloudless night, we decided to drive into the park to look at the stars.   Living in Chicago the city lights prevent you from seeing too many  stars, but the Rockies promised to hold more. We were not disappointed.  The park is so dark and driving in late at night seemed very odd.  We were not the only people driving thru the park tho.  While we star gazed there were quite a number of cars that passed us.  You could see them snaking down the mountain as they approached.

This shot was 84 seconds long.  It was a stab in the dark (no pun intended) to know just the right exposure.


“I See You” The Aspens

Holzwarth Historic site RMNP

Holzwarth Historic site RMNP

White walking around the Holzworth Historic Site in the Rocky Mountain National Park, I came across these Aspen trees.  The image of the eye popped out at me as if to say they were watching.  The white and black bark was so striking to me – it just called out to be noticed.

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Waterfall Bighorn Nat’l Forest

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River in the Big Horn National Forest, Wyoming

When my husband and I travel, we like to drive so that we can see what is between here and there.  This was one of those ‘between’ places. We were on our way to Yellowstone and had to drive thru northern Wyoming which brought us thru the Bighorn National Forest.  If there is running water, I am sure to stop – this area was no exception.

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