Monday, October 09, 2006

Forest of Fungus Flowering
The camera was at ground level and that meant I was lying on frosty ground that melted into one of my pant legs as I composed the shots.

600 years old? An Engleman Spruce half this diameter emerged from the soil in the 1700's. Wow.

Shooting into the sun at a shutter speed of a four hundredth of a second. Isn't modern technology wonderful?

The sun disappeared behind the mountain within five minutes of our arrival at noon in early October. Sunlight is sparse high and deep in the mountains.

A leprauchaun slept here.

Marsh in the mountains. What lives in there? Someone could do a PhD on the ecology of a marsh at 2000 meters.