Pikes Peak Seen From Garden Of The Gods On New Year’s Day
Garden of the Gods
From I-25 turn west on Garden of the God's Road and continue until it ends at 30th Street. Turn left (south) and in about 1.5 miles you will come to the entrance of Garden of the Gods City Park.
Aperture Priority Mode, F5 with -0.3 Exposure Bias at 1/640 sec and ISO 125. Focal Length of 40 (60 Equivalent) mm. Processed in Photoshop CS5.1
I snapped this image just after high noon on January 1, 2011. The temperature was about 15 degrees so, despite the bright sunlight, the snow still remained. The blue sky, white-capped peak and the red sandstone rock in the foreground (which looked like a miniature Pikes Peak) gave this scene a fresh look to usher in the new year.