F11, 1/125 sec., ISO 100, Focal Length 26(39 equivalent)mm., Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 4 and Adobe Photoshop CS5
America's Mountain, a name that has been given to Pikes Peak, is a true icon. I photographed this image of the Peak from Garden of the Gods, another iconic place, to include Kissing Camels Rock. In April, 2009 when I took this picture there was still considerable snow on the higher mountains in Colorado and at 14,110 (some say 14,115) feet, Pikes Peak certainly qualified. The iconic heritage of Pikes Peak has a great history. Katharine Lee Bates wrote "America the Beautiful" after a trip up this mountain and who has not heard of or seen travelers bearing signs "Pikes Peak or Bust!"? The Pikes Peak Hill Climb motor race and the Pikes Peak Marathon are both summer classics.