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This image shows one of many gorgeous views from Highway 62, just west of Ridgway, Colorado. In large part this is the Sneffels Range, an east/west sub–range in, and the northernmost extent of, the San Juan Mountains in the southwestern corner of the state. For many people – especially those who come south and west from Montrose and all other parts of the state – this is often their first view of these glorious peaks. And when you do see them, it is a sight to behold – and one you never forget. I love the dusky gold colors in this one. From left to right, the mountains are: Whitehouse Mountain, Mount Ridgway, Teakettle Mountain, Potosi Peak, Cirque Mountain, Kismet (all 13ers), and the great lady herself, Mount Sneffels, who tops out at 14,150 feet.

Sneffels Range
San Juan Mountains
United States

The photo was made using a Canon EOS 50D digital body, an EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro lens (or full frame equivalent of 80mm), at f/25 for 1/5 second at 100 ISO.



  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaover 4 years ago

    I like the contrast between the brutal storm that’s brewing in the mountains and the warm feeling of the colors in the foreground. Beautiful, Eric!

  • Thank you, Eivor. On that day I was lucky to get any good light at all. I guess it’s better to be lucky than good!

    – Eric Glaser

  • tdn14277
    tdn14277over 4 years ago

    Breath taking…beautiful work Eric :)

  • Thanks so much, Tim!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 4 years ago

    The light is just perfect in this image. Really beautiful!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment, Barbara!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks very much for featuring my work!

    – Eric Glaser

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful feature amazing work.

  • Thank you, Andrea, for your kind words and encouragement!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksalmost 4 years ago

    Congrats! I guess I’m just a bit homesick for the Colorado mountains.

  • Thanks so much, Linda! I love your group: so many great images. It’s an honor to be included!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

    Awesome! The write-up is also a part of this great shot. Knowing just where it is, is so important.

  • Hi Barb! Thanks so much for your comment. Yes, I do try to give locations of photos and from where they were made because rarely can my photos do the place justice! If possible, I really hope folks can go and see these amazing mountains for themselves. In this case, this view is from a state highway (Highway 62). You can’t miss the spot. You just pull off to the side anywhere, walk down to the fence (it’s private property on the other side), and compose your shot. In so doing, you will have recorded one of the great views in America! Thanks again.

    – Eric Glaser

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    OCTOBER 25th, 2011
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  • Wow, another feature! Thanks, Mary, I appreciate it!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Gabriela Simut
    Gabriela Simutover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • I appreciate your visit and leaving a comment, thank you!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 2 years ago

    Great light Eric.

    Featured October 21, 2012

  • Thanks so much for the feature, Barb! Sorry for the late reply.

    – Eric Glaser

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