Estes Park, CO – Rocky Mountain National Park (Infrared)

If you are traveling into beautiful Colorado, one amazing place is Estes Park.  I think in the US after California, Colorado is the second most beautiful state in our country.  So many amazing locations.  I had to visit customers up in Boulder and had a nite to stay  in town.  Been to Boulder a bunch…so I decided to stay up in Estes Park.  It is about 50 minutes northwest of Boulder.  A beautiful drive.  The Rocky Mountains are so lovely up here!  I arrived on a Sunday and had just a few hours to enjoy the area.  I was waiting for my hotel room to be available and had a few hours to pass.  I found a great waterfall to photograph called Chasm Falls (pic coming tomorrow in HDR).  To get there you have to enter the Rocky Mountain National Park.  I had no idea how far it was or the exact location…so I drove in and decided to wing it!    The road was nice for the first mile or so, then suddenly you have only have one main choice…drive up the one way dirt road on the side of the mountains!   Just up the hill around the first bend is this view!!  I pulled over and grabbed this shot in IR and HDR.  Breathtaking!  The journey continues tomorrow….onto Chasm Falls!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 12-14 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 18.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/40 sec
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza, Silver Erex Pro