Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Spotlight

The Garden of the Gods is another amazing park in Colorado Sprints. In 1909, the family of Charles Elliott Perkins gave the land to the city "where it shall remain free to the public, where no intoxicating liquors shall be manufactured, sold, or dispensed, where no building or structure shall be erected except those necessary to properly care for, protect, and maintain the area as a public park." The road though the park are often packed with tourists in cars, and locals running or biking.

This photo really illustrates what the quality of light can give to a photo. It was taken shortly after sunrise. Compare it to a similar photo of the same rock formation, but in a location that will never receive a sunrise and is unlikely to receive much of a sunset. The difference in the appearance of the stone is astounding.

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15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic photo of a fantastic place! Have been there and it is one of the most beautiful places anywhere! Magnificent colors! The lighting is superb!

Esther Garvi said...

Russ, you take pictures that make me want to write fiction!

I loved the info that went with it. The lighting is fabulous!

Photo Cache said...

This is what you want to see first thing in the morning. Oh you lucky one for living in paradise.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful shot and you're right, the lighting is fantastic.

SandyCarlson said...

What a fantastic place. Those shadows are marvelous.

Pat said...

Beautiful photo! Thanks for stopping by my blog with a name suggestion for the swan--cute name!

Marka said...

I visited the Garden of the Gods in 2000, and the colors you've captured are more vivid than the ones I remember. Thanks for the great photograph and the stirring of memories!

Lisa Wilson said...

Everyone should visit GOG at least once! Beautiful photo.

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous! I love the light on the red rocks.

kaye said...

beautiful,what a sight

Indrani said...

Yes sun light does make a lot of difference. I saw the other shot too. :)

Arija said...

Considering that that particular light at sunrise only last for a mattr of seconds, that is a great capture. The early morning light has a quality no sunset can match.

EstherK said...

I have always believed that it's all about the light! This is a most beautiful capture, Russ!

Amanda Guthrie said...

That is a powerful photo! I understand what you mean about the sunrise, while staying in Zion I could not get out early enough because of my children being so young. Unfortunately the sun was always too harsh to capture the colors properly at the times I could go! Gorgeous work!

Russ said...

Thanks everyone! I'm always amazed at how alive these rocks look in the early morning...