Garden of the Gods is in the northwest sector of Colorado Springs.
ISO 100, f11, 1/160 sec., Focal Length 70 (105 equivalent) mm
Garden of the Gods is my go-to place from which to photograph Pike Peak. This is especially true after a fresh snowfall. In December, 2013 such conditions existed and I arrived at the Garden as the clouds were parting to reveal the Peak newly draped in snow. The red rocks of the Garden always stand out as do the evergreens that dot the landscape. Colorado's clear, dry air was very cold even as the sun was shining brightly on this early afternoon scene.