A friend and I were swapping hiking stories and he said something like, “Don’t you just love the Rocky Mountains?” I thought about it and said that it is more like I respect them.
These photographs were taken over the last two years in and around Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. I realize from putting them together that what I find most attractive about the Rockies, and other big mountains, are the power they yield. They are beautiful, but they are also nature at its most severe and tranquil states. That is something to admire, respect and maybe fear a little.