Have you ever been to Rocky Mountain National Park? It’s just up the road from here but I only make it up there about once a year. I should really get up there more. This image was shot in the Moraine Park Grand Valley. It’s beautiful there. A small creek meanders its way out of the high peaks through a vast meadow. What more could you ask for?
Photographer’s Note: This is a single image shot with a Nikon D700/Nikon 70-300 VR. I used a longer focal length to compress the visual elements together. In terms of processing, I used onOneSoftwares new Perfect Effects 7 (which is very cool). I added two color and tone enhancing effects followed by two separate texture effects selectively applied to the background. I then brought the image into Nik Color Efex Pro 4 and used the Darken/Lighten center to shape the light fall.
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