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Light Dancing by kkart Light Dancing by kkart
Old Fall River Road climbs towards the thunderstorm clouds inside Colorado's majestic Rocky Mountain National Park. Only open a few months of the year, it's always a pleasure to drive up the back way to Trail Ridge Road. The light was simply to die for ....in other words a "wow!" moment for sure! lol

A little history from [link]
"The Fall River Road was the first road to cross the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado. Starting by Larimer and Grant counties in 1913 before the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park, the early construction was carried out by state prison inmates. The convicts made little progress and contractors completed the road in 1920. The unpaved mountain road climbed from Horseshoe Park up the steep Fall River Valley over a series of tight switchbacks to reach Fall River Pass at 11,796'; from there, the road continued down the west side of the mountains to Grand Lake. Despite the popularity of the route, the road proved difficult to traverse and maintain. Automobiles had trouble mastering the steep grade and tight curves and avalanches often buried the road forty feet deep. Following the completion of Trail Ridge Road in 1932 the eastern Half of Fall River Road became a one-way scenic drive from Endovalley up to Fall River Pass; the western half was abandoned or overbuilt by the Trail Ridge Road."

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:icontinyqueen007:
tinyqueen007 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Writer
Someone. Have. Been. Stolen. Your. Photos. [link]
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:iconlongrider1952:
longrider1952 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Saw the photo and knew it was old Fall River Road before even checking your description . I've driven it several times. Thanks for the memories .... :)
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:iconbarlogpl:
Barlogpl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm love it!
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:iconsupermetroid2:
SuperMetroid2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing shot looks really beautiful
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:iconglassreflections:
glassreflections Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful. The color of the sky in the background just makes is that much more intense.
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:iconanjaleck:
anjaleck Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to be there!
Hugs,
Anj
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:icongregarps:
GregArps Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Absolutely love that light, damn!
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:iconadtemexi:
adtemexi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant job!!!
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:icondreamsinstatic:
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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:iconjustine1985:
Justine1985 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
wonderful
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   General Artist
great shot John, love the light and moody sky :D
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:iconshoayb:
Shoayb Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture with great colors :)
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:icondovethunder:
DoveThunder Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Your work is so beautiful, it really makes an impression on me. Whenever I see an impossibly beautiful landscape I think of your pictures. :)
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:iconpistolpete2007:
Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely work John.
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:iconpirateladyinmaine:
pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
This is so well done! NICE!~
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:icondevilicious:
devilicious Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
this is drop dead gorgeous - you really do some of the most gorgeous landscape work I've ever seen :heart:
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:icongapsyo3o:
GAPSYO3O Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconimthenats:
Imthenats Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. And From what I can see, it's a pretty road.
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:iconluis-costa:
luis-costa Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture
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:iconirishbuffalogirl:
IrishBuffaloGirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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:iconmartigot:
Martigot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful frame and light, very nice work
:) :camera: :)
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:iconrais1:
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome shot :)
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Excellent shot! :clap:
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:iconh8btalways:
H8BTalways Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
iLike
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:iconinvisiblelife:
invisiblelife Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What beautiful lighting and dramatic colors
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work john
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:iconjonnygoodboy:
JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love that darkening broody skyline peering over those beautifully lit peaks :clap:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks bud, it really made the light come alive
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:iconsnaphappy101:
snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really great pic :)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Kim
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:iconsnaphappy101:
snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot John!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) hey thanks!
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome John!

you didn't happen to shoot a pic of this scene with the road left out did you? that would have made for a col shot also.. just the mountain side and the sky!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Indeed I did, it came out pretty good, still need to process it yet, honestly though I prefer this scene here, that road REALLY lends to the composition a ton, weights it nicely
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
True, but the other one could be just as neat!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
I do have a B&W of this up also [link] It's pretty dramatic
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