Longs Peak is the highest peak and only 14er in RMNP. To shot Milky Way over Longs Peak, I planned to use some stones around Bear Lake as foreground. When walking toward those stones, I surprisingly found out that part of the frozen lake was not covered by snow as usual. The patterns of ice cracks on that part of lake looked like constellations. They would be much better foreground than stones for nightscape. I took lots images from sunset to dawn. Here is one of them.
Tags: Rocky Mountain National Park Longs Peak ice crack winter' RMNP lake Bear Lake Milky Way star Nightscape night scene night sky Starring night
This image was taken in Kananaskis, Canada. I got this image because of an accident. My 14-24mm lens accidentally dropped on the snow without cap on it. The entire lens was unfortunately covered by snow. There was no way to clean it up in ice-cold weather. I had to use another lens 24-120mm instead. This lens was not wide enough to include the whole scene which I wanted. Besides stitching several shots to get the whole scene, another choice was zoom-in. So I got two zoom-in shots from right to left to include both mountains, stitched both shots and flipped it vertically. It became this image.
Tags: Kananaskis Canadian Rockies ice frame mountains Reflection winter snow