Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

View From 14,110 Feet

For this week's Skywatch Friday post, here's a view from the sky, atop Colorado's 31st-highest mountain. Our local mountain, Pikes Peak, reaches 14,110 feet (4.3 km) in elevation. I was being a tourist guide for my daughter and her friend on Monday and so we went to the top; more on that in future posts. Here's a view from the top.
It was a somewhat hazy day so the views weren't up to their best standard, but I think that they're impressive anyway. It was also very cold, 32 F (0 C) with 50 MPH (80 kph) winds.

For more views of the sky, visit Skywatch Friday.

28 comments:

  1. It's an awesome view and a breathtaking capture, Al! Really superb! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Wow, you can see SO far, hazy or not. But brrrrr, so cold already. Suppose to get down to 33F tomorrow night. I'm just not ready for winter.

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  3. Ciao Al, questa è veramente una bella visuale !!!

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  4. The views are indeed impressive. And the 31st highest mountain - wow!

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  5. Oh wow that's cold! It's still 35 C here! But that view is spectacular. Love all the layers of land you see while looking down! How long does it usually take to climb to the top? :D

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  6. what an incredible view. i'm sure you had fun with your daughter and her friend too. look forward to reading more.

    those balloon glow shots below are beautiful. we have a balloon festival too. i've got pics from them ascending to the balloon glow. nothing beats the glow, does it?

    have a great day.

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  7. Gorgeous shot from the mountains.

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  8. On foot?
    14.000 feet?
    I think 4000 feet is a lot :-)
    Impressive landscape.

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  9. I've been there! It's a beautiful place, of course, any place in Colorado is beautiful!!!

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  10. Al, a peaceful scere
    congrats
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/09/the-sky-of-my-vernissage/

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  11. Any direction you turn in Colorado is an amazing scene to photograph! Haze or not...this is gorgeous!

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  12. unbeatable views regardless of the weather, i'd say.

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  13. What a great view!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. I have been there and one that. It was several ears ago. That is one of the most beautiful views if you make it to the top. Thanks for taking my along down memory lane.

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  15. splendid for Skywatch. i wish i were there.

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  16. breathtaking!! such a beautiful entry for Skywatch. have a good weekend!

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  17. Great view! You took a longer hike this time! Looking east from there, the highest peaks are about 6,000 feet in the Appalachians! I have been up there twice, both time near the end of Spring with lots of snow on top.

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  18. Great view from up there..I was out that way several years ago and drove through those mountains..and upon reaching Leadville, Colorado..got out of the camper and imeadatly fell right on my behind when stepping out on the street...due to the lack of oxygen..the air up there is quite thin..had to get down to a lower elevation to make camp for the night. }}:-)

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  19. Such a fantastic place to be!! And an impressive view from the mountains!! :)

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  20. Whoa, sorta brings a lump to my throat. Gorgeous.

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  21. Still very impressive and it doesn't look cold!

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