Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, January 14, 2011

Snowy Garden of the Gods

On the way to work on Monday I made a small detour into the Garden of the Gods to get some photos of the fresh snow. First is the classic huge Gateway Rock - I think this shot is mandatory every time I visit.
Here's an intentionally overexposed attempt to capture the strange nature of the light in the middle of the Garden.
In places there was a reasonable amount of snow.
And finally, I though this one looked like something out of Disneyland, as if somebody had spraypainted fake snow on it.
However many times I visit it, I always think that this is one of the most scenic areas I've ever seen, and it's right within my city. For more scenic areas, visit the Scenic Sunday meme.

17 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous place and your photos are superb as always, Al! Next best thing to being there myself! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Oh Al :))
    che meravigliosa visuale !
    Sei molto fortunato a vivere in un posto così naturale e luminoso.
    La natura quì è veramente padrona ed ancora incontaminata.
    Ti invidio !!!!
    Baci e felice sabato :)))))
    Myriam
    ( In questo momento sono le ore 06:48 AM, ed io vado a lavorare !!!! )

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  3. Beautiful photos! I really like the overexposed one :)

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  4. I have never been to this area of our beautiful country, I'm so glad I picked today to feel like visiting again. I will try to catch up with your beautiful shot, you always amaze me. Thanks for sharing our world with us.
    Molly

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  5. Al truly a great way to begin your day...certainly a mystical spiritual experience walking through this area on route!
    Wonderful meeting you and your photography!

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  6. That's some detour on your way to work. How can you bear to go inside after being out in this amazing landscape. I know, money...

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog Al. What a wonderful place that you've visited. Such breathtaking scenery and amazing rock formation.

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  8. Beautiful pictures. I believe Garden of the Gods is by Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak, right? We didn't have time to make it this far south our last trip...all the more reason to go back again!

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  9. You're absolutely right, its beautiful. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. What a great start on a monday. I do understand why you don't get tired of visiting that area ;-)

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  11. Wonderful views! I have only been to Garden of the Gods once for a passing visit, but I knew then I wanted to return! I'm envious that you get to spend time there! The snow is a nice contrast to the rich color of the rocks. Have you tried any of these in B&W? You might discover that it gives an interesting "faux infrared" look. Thanks for sharing...I've added you to my blog roll so even more folks get to see your fine work.

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  12. How did those few trees survive in the last photo?

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  13. Scenic is almost an understatement! There are just so many different views here...and all absolutely beautiful! :-)

    I thought the snow in your Disneyland shot was cotton at first!

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  14. It's beautiful, Al..
    That's why a tropical man like me always curious being in snowy places... :D

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  15. The snow on the vertical rock faces really makes for an eerie scene!

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  16. I love the light in the first one, and the second is awesome with the snow! Cool!

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