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Old Oct 17, 2009, 9:12 PM   #1
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Default Rocky Mountain National Park hike

My wife and I are fortunate to live so close (45 minutes) to RMNP and were there this summer once or twice a week. These photos were made with the Pentax K-2000 and the kit lens (so, don't pixel peep). I usually use the pancake 21mm or 40mm, but I wanted to see what the kit lens will do. Certainly convenient, but I believe I prefer the primes.

Here is The Loch

And here is Timberline Falls, really too far for an old man to hike, but definitely worth the effort.

Others are posted at http://www.pbase.com/drwindmill/timberline_falls, if you want to take a peek.
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Old Oct 17, 2009, 9:59 PM   #2
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Great pics. I had wanted to visit RMNP for 35 years, and this past May I took a few extra days while attending a conference in Denver, so I finally got my wish. My first day I hiked to Dream Lake and Emerald Lake. The second day I hiked to the Loch, and if memory serves correctly, I ate lunch in almost the eact same place where you took that gorgeous picture. Both hikes were stunningly beautiful (and the trails were still snow-covered). That trip in May was my first visit to RMNP, but I'm quite sure it won't be my last.
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Old Oct 17, 2009, 10:15 PM   #3
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Nice pix Doc.
The water looks so inviting!

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Wonderful photos! They SO make me want to visit your mountains! One of these days we'll get our act together and head your direction, I love your waterfall.
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The Rockies, an amzing wonder of the world, I was lucky to spend a fortnight camping in the Candaian Rockies.
Thanks for the reminder of their beauty, which you captured so well.


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Old Oct 18, 2009, 9:00 AM   #7
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Terrific pictures of a remarkable National Park.

The kit lens is a wonderful light weight hiking lens as you have demonstrated here.

We visited RMNP last year. It was my second time and my wife's first. You are fortunate to live close to such an awesome piece of natural beauty. I must admit the elevation at 12,000' was troublesome to us sea level dwellers.

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Originally Posted by Dr. C View Post
(so, don't pixel peep).
I think you are going to spoil some peoples "fun"

The Rockies, I'm jealous you live so close. Nice job with the kit lens.

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Old Oct 18, 2009, 11:43 AM   #9
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Great scenery! The K-2000 with kit lens did a great job.

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I loved the whole series. You prove just what a versatile little lens the kit lens can be in the hands of a capable photographer. My favorites in the series were the ones that incorporated the sky because the blues were just phenomenal. I think, though, that my favorite of the entire series was the first one of the Loch. Your photos just reinforce my desire to visit the Rockies.

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