"Pikes Peak"

   I probably walked past this scene a dozen times before it finally caught my attention. Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain, is framed through this narrow gap. The overhanging tree branch finishes the framing.

   There are 1000’s of images on-line from the Garden of the Gods. I believe that this image is close to unique. When I made the image, the tree was already in bad shape, dying. Over the next year or so every time I was in the area, I would visit this spot and unfortunately, I watched the tree fade away.

   Finally, one morning I arrived, and the tree was gone. Cut down and removed by the park management.

 

Printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art paper