Lower Ice Lakes BasinThe lush, green beauty of the lower Ice Lakes Basin. I took this photo basically right next to our campsite, and there was another giant waterfall right behind that. BEAUTIFUL area.
This post is just to give a quick heads-up to some new images from Ice Lakes Basin posted in the San Juan Mountains gallery. My image stock from my trip up there last summer just keeps giving... The above image is one I took in the lower basin, near our campsite. There is also a black & white version of this image posted in the gallery, so be sure to click through and check it out. This basin is a beautiful area, and should be on every Coloradan's bucket list.
This next (above) image isn't new, but I re-processed it so it has a little more depth to it now. Looking at it with fresh eyes recently, I felt that I had played around a little too much withe the dynamic range on my original edit, perhaps recovering shadow detail to the point where it felt a bit flat. So I revisited the image, putting a little more contrast back in, and I'm now much happier with this image. I hope you will be, too. This image was also made in Ice Lakes Basin, but this one was shot in the upper basin, up above timberline. It's a whole different world up there; equally beautiful, but very different as you enter the solidly alpine environment.