Springtime snow in the Rockies is always beautiful, and what better way to really experience it than in Rocky Mountain National Park.

For this shot, I decided to actually use my Minolta 18-200 DT lens on my Sony a550, along with a CPL, and brace the camera against my friends window (it was really cold and the wind howling…and I didn’t really want to freeze) This was shot using the in-camera HDR function of my camera, which so far I am seriously loving to death! I wanted to get the scene as close to lifelike as possible, to put you, the viewer, within it, to make you feel like you are standing there and seeing this. I hope I accomplished that.

Anyways, I hope you all like it!


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I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • LeeAnne Emrick
    LeeAnne Emrickover 4 years ago

    This looks surreal! I’m really loving your results with the in-camera HDR, Excellent work!

  • :D Thanks! I just saw your comment on this and was all “hey! when did u join up on here!??!” lol Good to see you over here hon!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • LeeAnne Emrick
    LeeAnne Emrickover 4 years ago

    Thanks! Been here since last summer. :)

  • well I guess ya learn something new everyday huh? lol

    – John De Bord Photography

  • dennissnider
    dennissniderover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot John. I like how vibrant you got the white’s. I have such a hard time shooting large areas of white.

  • Thanks, it is difficult I will say that and can be a downright pain in the booty! I have to admit, so far the HDR in camera ability really seems to bring out where otherwise it would be blown a lot of the time….generally you can recover it in RAW though when it does happen

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago

    If you ever feel like adding a few of these on new submissions or to help drive traffic to us I made this banner this morning…:)

  • Excellent, thanks Julie!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Arkka Sandhya
    Arkka Sandhyaover 4 years ago

    Awesome as always, John!

  • Thanks much Arkka

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Carolyn Bishop
    Carolyn Bishopover 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Wow!

  • :) thank you

    – John De Bord Photography

  • hyper-sensor
    hyper-sensorover 4 years ago

    Wonderful job! I love it! How lucky for your friend to be able to look out the window and see that. I will have to read up on the in camera HDR and see how that all works and what options you have with it. Sounds interesting.

  • Thanks! So far I am honestly loving the in camera HDR ability, it is really a nice feature

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelover 4 years ago

    Ah, Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain. Nice image John.

  • Thanks kindly Gary

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Paul Cons
    Paul Consover 4 years ago

    you did a great job here john!

  • Thanks Paul

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 4 years ago

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