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Ghost Mountains by Eric Glaser

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Mount Sneffels (14,150 feet) is regarded by many as Colorado’s most beautiful mountain. A stunning collection of spires and pinnacles, and seeming to have perfect symmetry, Sneffels moves the hearts of mountain lovers – including this one – the world over. Second only to mammoth Uncompahgre Peak, highest of the San Juan range, Sneffels is affectionately known as the “Queen of the San Juans.” Gracing one of the most beautiful areas found anywhere, Sneffels appears in countless calendars and postcards. Sneffels has also made impressive appearances in a number of films, including “How the West Was Won” and “True Grit,” where it is seen in gorgeous vistas from Dallas Divide, Log Hill Mesa, and the Owl Creek Pass area.

Personally, I find Sneffels irresistable. Whether I’m making photographs of the mountain in one of its many moods, or just passing by, I’m drawn to it like no other mountain in Colorado. This image of Mount Sneffels was captured on an early October morning at sunrise, just as the pastel colors of autumn were reaching their peak. That’s Cirque Mountain (13,686 feet), barely visible on the far left in the distance, with Sneffels presiding over it all. I love how the monochromatic hues of the mountains, shrouded in snow squalls, contrast with the warm colors in sunshine nearby.

Mount Sneffels
Sneffels Range
San Juan Mountains
Colorado
United States

The photo was made using a Canon EOS 50D digital body, an EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens (or full frame equivalent of 160mm), at f/16 for 1/4 second at 100 ISO.

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american west, autumn, colorado, colors, landscape, landscapes, mount sneffels, mountains, ouray, ridgway, san juan mountains, scenic, scenery, nature, fall, double rl, ghost mountains, usa, us, united states, rocky mountains, rockies, eric glaser

Comments

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    Just a beautiful place and it is just so interesting.Colorado is just so very beautiful!!

  • Thanks for the lovely comment, icesrun, it is a beautiful state!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    Beautiful panoramic view. The colors are soft and beautiful. Well done!!!

  • Thanks so much for your kind words, Deborah!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroover 3 years ago

    Indeed looks like a painting!
    V-nyce work!
    absolutely beautiful!

  • Thanks so much, Lacey!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroover 3 years ago


    C-grats, Lacey!

  • Wow, a feature too! Many thanks!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image and information. I can see why you’d be drawn to this spectacular site. Barb

  • Many thanks for stopping, Barbara, and your kind words!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Hi Audrey, thanks for the welcome!

    – Eric Glaser

  • loiteke
  • Done! Thanks, Meeli!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    WONDERFUL capture Eric

  • Hi Larry, thanks very much!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!

    Featured December 2, 2012

  • Hi Barb, thanks so much for your feature!

    – Eric Glaser

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