Favorite Pictures of the Rocky Mountains

Pictures of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho

 

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A few or our favorite pictures of the Rockies

10653, High Tundra, Rocky Mountain National Park, Co

 

 


11142, Foggy Morning at Oxbow Bend, Teton National Park, Wyoming

 

 

10605, Aspens and Boulders, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

 

 

 

 

Rocky Mountain Photography is Fred and Joan Hanselmann

Rocky Mountain Phototograpy is myself and my wife, Fred and Joan Hanselmann. We have been seriously photographing the Rockies and the Southwest since 1990. We currently live and work in our home in the Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Albuquerque, NM. I am the guy on the left with the large format camera, taking pictures in Colorado. Joan is on the right, photographing with her medium format camera at McDonald Lake in Glacier National Park.

Fred HanselmannBoth Joan and I have a great love for the mountains and rivers and deserts of the American west. I suppose this came from our childhoods. We both grew up in Wyoming and learned at an early age to love the wild places around us. Joan grew up camping and fishing and hiking with her family in the Wind River Mountains in the North-western part of the state.

I had similar experiences. When I was between ten and fourteen or so, my parents would often take my brother and I on a series of wonderful summer vacation trips to the great National Parks of the West.

Since we lived in Wyoming, one of the places we often visited was Grand Teton National Park. I can still remember one magic morning when we got up very early to go on a hike. We were walking around Jenny Lake shortly after dawn. The lake was absolutely still and mirrored the majestic Cathedral Group of the Tetons. Mists swirled above the lake and in the high peaks. The air was filled with the scent of pine and clean mountain water. I was absolutely enthralled. I vowed to come back. And I have. I've been back to the Tetons every year of my life since, except for a couple of years that I spent in the army. The Tetons have become a central and enduring part of my life.

Another formative experience happened on one of our visits to the Grand Canyon. We were on the North Rim at the beautiful old lodge there. I remember we were on some sort of overlook near the lodge, right on the the rim of the canyon. Someone was playing classical music on an organ. How the organ got to the overlook, I'm not sure. I guess the lodge did things more grandly in those days. I remember standing at the iron railing, overlooking the Canyon, watching the sun set into purples and mauves and golds and reds and being completely swept away. My mother tells me that I couldn't be budged from the place until the sun had completely set and it was dark.Joan Hanselmann

And then there were countless fishing and camping trips in Wyoming that filled my mind with happy memories. The smell of sage, the sound of running water, the sight of white cumulus clouds floating high over blue peaks had a large influence on my developing mind.

I'm sure that all of these experiences played a large part in my decision to become a landscape photographer. These images of the beauty of the natural world, seen at an early age, have remained with me all my life. Perhaps by being a landscape photographer, I'm trying, over and over, to recreate the perfection of these early images.

 

 

Below are just a few of our favorite pictures of the Rocky Mountains

To see all of our favorite Rocky Mountain pictures click the links at the top of the page

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Molas Lake Twilight, San Juan Mountains in Colorado
Molas Lake Twilight, San Juan Mountains in Colorado
Long's Peak and Branch, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Long's Peak and Branch, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Dasies and Log, Shrine Pass in Colorado
Dasies and Log, Shrine Pass in Colorado
Misty Bear Lake II, Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

Misty Bear Lake II, Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

Pink Granite and Fall Creek Valley, Horseshoe Vallery in Rocky Mountain Park in Colorado
Pink Granite and Fall Creek Valley, Horseshoe Vallery in Rocky Mountain Park in Colorado

Favorite scenic pictures of wild America by Rocky Mountain Photography

9143, Grinnell Glacier Trail, Yellow Flowers, Sunset. Glacier National Park, Montana.

Yankee Boy Rainbow, Yankee Boy Basin in Colorado

Yankee Boy Rainbow, Yankee Boy Basin in Colorado

Molas Lake Sunrise and high Peaks, Molas Lake in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
Molas Lake Sunrise and high Peaks, Molas Lake in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
Red Rocks Lake and Rocks, The Front Range of Colorado
Red Rocks Lake and Rocks, The Front Range of Colorado
Columbine, Paintbrush and Lupine, Yankee Boy Basin Colorado
Columbine, Paintbrush and Lupine, Yankee Boy Basin Colorado
Longs Peak Dawn II, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Longs Peak Dawn II, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Primrose Waterfall, the Front Range in Colorado
Primrose Waterfall, the Front Range in Colorado

These are just a few of our favorite pictures of the Rocky Mountains

To see all of our favorite Rocky Mountain pictures click the links below

 

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