This past July I traveled to Denver, Colorodo to study the wet-plate collodion with Quinn Jacobson. I had a little extra time while I was there, so I traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park as well as Mt. Goliath and Mt. Evans. It was such a beautiful place and of course, quite different from South Carolina. When I left South Carolina I was at a mere 800 ft in elevation and by the time I got the Mt. Evans I was over 14,000 ft in elevation. Needless to say, not much hiking for me. It would have taken me a while to acclimate to the high altitude and I was definitely feeling a little bit of high altitude sickness by the time I drove to the summit. By the way, Mt. Evans is the highest elevated road in North America. Mom, if you are reading this, you may not want to look at the images with the roads in them…or just pretend I didn’t drive on them 🙂
The images I took around Summit Lake were my favs. It was interesting how the weather changed so drastically on the ascend. It was 70ish degrees and sunny before I started to drive up and then when I got the summit it was probably about 45ish degrees and stormy, with crazy lighting (I stayed in my car until the ranger said it was safe to get out) and thunder.I don’t claim to be a landscape photographer, but these are some of the sites I saw along the way.
This image was taken at Rocky Mountain National Park with a Fujifilm X-Pro1.
This image of the same scene as above was taken with a Burke & James 4×5 film camera and scanned using Kami Fluid Wet-Mount materials on an Epson Perfection V750.