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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The lake below is what caught my eye.

As we flew over the Rockies, with such rough terrain, just on the east side of the ridge like a natural amphitheater was a frozen lake. I wondered what this landscape looked like in the Summer months...was it hidden from view by tall spruce trees, was it accessible with such steep sides? I thought ...maybe it was the results of the collapse of an ancient volcano...long since cooled and stabilized.

Mountains fascinate me even when viewing them by air. What ancient forces were so strong that they forced up the land into such majestic monuments. The power of our technological advances pale by comparison. Only something with the force and strength of nature can leave a calling card such as this.

16 comments:

tricia said...

I agree mountains are fascinating. I spent years climbing in the Colorado Rockies. I have never known that exhilaration and peace at any time since.

Great image.

Dan Felstead said...

Tricia!

That is an experience I have never had the chance to try...I bet that was exhilarating. I can't image the feeling you get from climbing.

Dan

De Lly Dilettante said...

Great photo. I love black and whites.

Dan Felstead said...

Lly...thanks for stopping by...and for commenting.

Dan

Sunny said...

I must confess for a minute I had no idea what I was looking at! I don't mean that in a bad way.
It's a very interesting picture and I like the black and white.
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I know what you mean...it is almost abstract and the perspective from the air is not what you would expect at first. It takes a bit of orientation!

Dan

DawnTreader said...

A frozen volcano. That's something to think about... Major change!

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I am of course no geologist but it does look like a collapsed volcano to me???

Dan

DawnTreader said...

Dan, I'm not questioning your theory (I'm certainly no geologist either!) I just meant - wow - it IS a major change, isn't it? From fire to ice! That certainly does not happen in a moment!

Btw I just posted part 3 of my "memoirs". There's a special picture for you in it...

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I am on my way!

Dan

Patty said...

Adams would be proud.

Dan Felstead said...

Patty...thanks but I'm sure you jest!!! Without a doubt Ansel is the master of B and W....if I had as much talent as he had in his pinky fingernail...I would be in heaven.

Dan

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Dan Felstead said...

quba...Betty....Thanks for leaving a comment and for visiting the blog. All comments are welcomed all the time so join in whenever you feel moved to.

Dan

Anna said...

Beautiful. I often too take photos from the plane. Anna :)

Dan Felstead said...

Anna...the hardest part of taking pics from a plane for me is the scratches on the window of the plane. Every so often...I am lucky enough to grab a window seat with a clear vision!

Dan