America’s Mountain

Equipment Info
SONY DSLR-A700
State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
Garden of the Gods
Town
Colorado Springs
Brief Directions

Garden of the Gods is on the west side of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak is a few miles west of the city where the Pikes Peak Highway starts at Cascade, Colorado.

Notes

F11, 1/125 sec., ISO 100, Focal Length 26(39 equivalent)mm., Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 4 and Adobe Photoshop CS5

Description

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.

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Date Added
August 15, 2013
Date Taken
August 15, 2013
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