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Dream Lake Monochrome by Eric Glaser

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This image from Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado was captured at daybreak, with the iconic view of Hallett Peak on the left (south), and the craggy southeast face of Flattop Mountain on the right. Well below the saddle between the two mountains, and up in the next basin you see, is Emerald Lake – a lake with an entirely different personality.

The photo was made right after an overnight early–season snowfall on a late September morning. Note the first tentative sunbeams of light dancing on the landscape as the storm slowly cleared, and the touch of blue sky that suddenly appeared above this most sublime part of the Continental Divide. The silence of the soft, unfrozen lake that morning contrasted eerily with the swirling winds above.

You’re at ten thousand feet and up here, so this can be an unforgiving place, with long brutal winters and raging winds that can last for days. But not for this moment. To have been up there alone, as I was that morning – with only a pair of human eyes and a camera that could never hope to faithfully record the scene in all its glory – was to stand in awe in one of nature’s grand cathedrals.

I think of that moment, this scene, as a gift. Whether from God, from the Creator, from Providence, or from random circumstances or benevolent dumb luck, it’s a gift I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. Flannery O’Connor was right: everything that rises does converge. May you, dear reader, have many such gifts, and dream dreams of light that is all your own. Thanks for looking.

Dream Lake
Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado
United States

The photo was made using a Canon EOS-1V body, an EF 50mm 1.4 lens, and Fuji Velvia 50 film.

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Comments

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    This is stunning Eric, love the monochrome,,works so nicely here!!!

  • Oh, that’s nice to hear since I wasn’t sure! Many thanks for your lovely comment.

    – Eric Glaser

  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 2 years ago

  • How nice! Thanks so much, Meeli!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloarabout 2 years ago

    Can only imagine being here. Beautiful image Eric.

  • Wow, I appreciate your comment and the feature, Michael. It’s a special place indeed, but it’s been a while since I’ve been up there. I’ll have to be content with this photo until I return. Thanks again!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Jennifer Saville
    Jennifer Savilleabout 2 years ago

  • Hi Jennifer, it’s always an honor to be featured in your terrific group. Many thanks!

    – Eric Glaser

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...about 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL CAPTURE, AND SCENERY!! All my best, ~ <( ;o) ~ Carolyn

  • Thanks so much for featuring my work, Carolyn, it is much appreciated!

    – Eric Glaser

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 2 years ago

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    CONGRATULATIONS!

    PERMANENT BLACK/WHITE GALLERY PAGE

  • Wow, incredible work, Pat. It’s an honor to be included, thanks very much!:)

    – Eric Glaser

  • Josh Dayton
    Josh Dayton7 months ago

    I really love this image. I moved to Boulder in August and I plan to get up there much more as time permits. Beautiful image

  • Thanks very much for your kind words, Josh. It’s a beautiful place and I sure hope you can get up there this year!

    – Eric Glaser

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