Rocky Mountain National Park Photography

This past weekend Sydney and I took a trip a couple of hours north-west of Denver to Rock Mountain National Park. Having been here in Colo. for a couple of years now I’ve been wanting to get up and camp in the RMNP for a while. We finally got our chance and made the trip up there this past weekend. Below are a few of my favorite images from the trip. Most of which were shot on our last morning up there when I finally managed to get up before sunset and get to some great locations when the light was just perfect.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park | Sunrise over Trail Ridge Rd. (Click to enlarge)

Rocky Mountain National Park | Moraine Park (Click to enlarge)

Be sure to click on the panoramic shots to view them larger, these small images do not give the area justice. To view some more images from the trip click to read

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park (Click to enlarge)

Rocky Mountain National Park | Aspen Grove

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park (Click to enlarge)

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park | Glacier Basin Campground


243 comments on “Rocky Mountain National Park Photography

  1. Katie Conger
    November 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Mr. Adams,

    I am just wondering if I could get your permission to paint your Moraine Park photograph? It is just stunning. My family has been to Moraine park many times and we love this creek. Thank you for your consideration.

    • Sam Adams Photography
      November 23, 2011 at 8:54 am #

      Hi Katie,

      Yes you have my permission to paint the photograph, my only request is that I’d like to see it when it’s done. I try to paint sometimes, so I would love to see how it comes out.


      • Katie Conger
        November 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

        No problem! I will start on it in 3 weeks! Its going to be large! Thank you so much!

  2. ekhaugli
    January 14, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    I worked at the Grand Lake Lodge for three summer seasons and have driven through the Rocky Mountain National Park more times than I count. It’s been a while since those days and it’s wonderful to travel through that beautiful place via your photos! Absolutely beautiful!

  3. TheSawracki
    January 14, 2012 at 11:25 am #


  4. The Pal Guy
    January 14, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    I really enjoy the Aspen Grove image and how it is able to capture the sun’s rays to perfectly. It gives it a sense of freshness and it reminds me of the smell of early morning dew.
    Great adventure Great shot.

  5. Cathy
    January 14, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    These are postcard-worthy. Nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Naomi
    January 14, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Wow, absolutely beautiful!

  7. Rebecca Latson Photography
    January 14, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Having been to this park late in 2011, it was great seeing photos of places to which I’ve visited. Nice photography.

  8. Donna
    January 14, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Cool photos, well done!

  9. mycoignofvantage
    January 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    BEAUTIFUL photos! What a awesome trip it must have been.

  10. DoF@theinfill
    January 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    The colours and the clarity of the light are quite extraordinary – thanks for sharing these gorgeous images ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. aacohen97
    January 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    Your photos are absolutely stunning! Thank you for the beautiful views!

    I have a WordPress photography page as well, I really enjoy sharing beauty with others.

  12. Moi
    January 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Very beautiful ! I enjoy all the images! Great adventure !

  13. The Edmonton Tourist
    January 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    I was racking my brain to think of Moraine Park…Then I realized this isn’t the Rockies at Jasper near Moraine LAke – It’s Colorado! Gorgeous there too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kzackuslheureux
      January 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      I had to double take when it listed “Moraine” too. I’m from the States, but have been living in Edmonton for four years…. I still think there will only be one Moraine for my life time… and that’s the one in the Canadian Rockies…. so utterly breath-taking! The last time we visited, a man came out with his triple flute to play…. the moment was priceless and I don’t know if it could ever be beat.

  14. katemadison365
    January 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    The panoramic title Rocky Mountain National Park (5th one down) is amazing and I’m insanely jealous of the two people hiking along the trail. You’ve inspired me to follow in your footsteps and blaze my own trail in that direction.

  15. kandjcoloradoliving
    January 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Beautiful pictures of a place I adore!

  16. Joe Labriola
    January 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Wow, i wanna play there! haha, beautiful, thanks!

  17. RaphaelFerrer
    January 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Every single one of these pictures is amazing ! Superb post.

  18. melody
    January 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm #


  19. Katie
    January 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Great pictures! I always enjoy pictures of my home state (born in Grand Junction, raised in Gunnison) – especially since I live in the flatlands now (Nebraska). Have you checked out the Black Canyon of the Gunnison — if you like RMNF, you will LOVE that part of Colorado. Also check out Lake City and San Cristobel Lake (and of course, the burial site of Alfred Packard’s victims). Lots of great places to explore in Colorado — hope you get to see them all!

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  20. midnitechef
    January 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    I have goosebumps ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m from Alberta (at the other end of the Rockies) I love the mountains. Congrats on FP!

  21. The Hook
    January 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Beautiful shots! Nature rocks, doesn’t it?

  22. beny
    January 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    este ceva extraordinar

  23. Mikalee Byerman
    January 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Now THAT is a trip … stunning pix!

    I love the first one — looks lonely yet spectacularly beautiful.


  24. Angeline M
    January 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful photographs.

  25. glutenvygirl
    January 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Gorgeous photos! Well done

  26. Cafe23
    January 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    SO GORGEOUS!! Would love to be sitting there in that last photo. Must’ve been so serene ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. ghostswrit
    January 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Absolutely stunning. You’re a wonderful photographer.

  28. Dounia
    January 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Wow, amazing photos and really breath-taking scenery! We were trying to find places like this to visit, so now we definitely have a good idea of where to go! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed!

  29. Sam Adams Photography
    January 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Wow! Thank you all for the wonderful comments, and great to see I was mentioned on Freshly Pressed. It was my first time visiting the park this past summer, and definitely a memorable one.

    I cannot wait to go back this summer.

  30. tarapappas
    January 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Beautiful shots! Love and miss those majestic Rocky mountains!

  31. valentinedee
    January 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    the pics are gorgeous, and when I see pics such as these, it restores my faith in the beauty of our country. I live in NY, the city, and gosh, to see pictures of parks is like getting a breath of fresh air.


  32. Rebecca Carney
    January 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Isn’t Colorado beautiful? My husband and I are both Colorado natives. Although no longer living in Colorado, the Rockies will always fill us with wonder and feel like home! Wonderful photographs!

  33. fielden10910
    January 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I grew up going to this park, and these photos capture it perfectly. It’s probably one of the most beautiful places in the U.S.

  34. A Photographer
    January 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    beautiful, these pictures are amazing!
    Keep going!

  35. JimR
    January 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Great photographs – beautiful landscapes perfectly lit

  36. Andreas Moser
    January 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    I can’t wait to come to America again!

  37. Rasmus Helmann
    January 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    These photos are amazingly shot! Really talented!! – I hope you will enjoy my blog – Rasmus Helmann – as much as I enjoyed yours! Cheers!

  38. Rowing Through Life
    January 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Was there last year and I have to say your photos are absolutely stunning! Great post, thank you for sharing!

  39. The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife
    January 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm #


  40. Rozbeh Zavari
    January 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Wow… great landscape pictures… :)… really amazing how you capture nature…

  41. Franรงois
    January 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Really great pics and really great blog you have here!

  42. Kitty Canary
    January 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    hello from pagosa…great photos! love, kitty

  43. Brenda L. Hardy
    January 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    I live in Colorado and go to Estes Park often – it’s lovely how the elk live within the city and wherever they want to! Your pics are great!

  44. Drake S. Withers
    January 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Nice documentation of the trip. You have an interesting vision and I also like the ‘storyline;’ the order of the pictures works well for me.

    Well done

  45. starlight
    January 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    love your postcard-like photos… great job!

  46. Karen
    January 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm #


  47. prafullasahoo
    January 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    very nice photo,i like it.

  48. Prada For Breakfast
    January 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful shots.


  49. Filesonic Premium Accounts
    January 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    this is the best amazing pictures of 2012…..

  50. abichica
    January 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    wooowww!!! that place is magnificent!!! its utterly beautiful!! and your pictures are amazing!! thanks for sharing with us.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Shaunak
    January 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Simply Jaw-Dropping!!

  52. Yatin
    January 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Great dawn to dusk pictures of one of the most photographed National Park.

  53. Jackson Crawford
    January 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Some great photos here, especially the panoramas. I was lucky enough to grow up near the park – thanks for capturing its beauty!

  54. Lady Of The Wolves
    January 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    Beautiful Photos!!! =)

  55. New York Birthday
    January 15, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    If your goal in posting these beautiful pictures was to make me absolutely miserable in New York City, then congratulations because you have achieved your goal. These pictures are absolutely incredible, and make me long to escape the concrete jungle and head immediately to Rocky Mountain National Park. Your photography skills are top-notch, and you did a great job of capturing the beauty of the landscape. Thank you so very much for sharing this with the world!

  56. Find Focus
    January 15, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    These shots are gorgeous!

  57. ramonadepares
    January 15, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    So dramatic!

  58. Alexander Rozinov
    January 15, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Great shots! Love it!

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    January 15, 2012 at 2:43 am #

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  60. namitalad
    January 15, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    beautiful pictures

  61. mfahaz
    January 15, 2012 at 3:04 am #


  62. volquestein
    January 15, 2012 at 3:52 am #

    Welcome to Colombia Colorado friends. I’m looking at your beautiful photographs. Thanks for the interaction

  63. Raza
    January 15, 2012 at 4:39 am #

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  64. youmeateight
    January 15, 2012 at 4:58 am #

    Amazing pictures- i can almost feel all the textures of the season – amazing

  65. mhasegawa
    January 15, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    Brings back losts of memories of being both in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Canandian Rockies. Thanks!

  66. kitchenandcellar
    January 15, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    Love the sunrise over trail ridge road and the night time campsite shot is very atmospheric. Beautiful photos.

  67. azaleachi
    January 15, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    wow,,, nice…^^

  68. hennacornoelidays
    January 15, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    Beautiful pictures. We are headed there this summer. Were the campgrounds empty this time of year? In summer which campground do you recommend?

  69. jainankitm
    January 15, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    The ossom World created by god

  70. KDawg
    January 15, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Awesome shots, very inspirational. Makes me want to go there right now at this minute. Simply spectacular!!

  71. KJGarbutt
    January 15, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Some beautiful shots. I visited the Rockies a few years ago and loved it. It was so beautiful and I was in a constant state of awe as we walked around.

  72. rastelly
    January 15, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    My state has been really pushing for the
    nature tourists. I don’t how that will work
    out though, its most notible destinations
    are mosquito infested swamps and wet-
    lands. They are beautiful in pictures but,
    you’ll have to be really dedicated to have
    any fun there. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ All I can say is – steer
    clear of the summer if you plan on
    visiting the gulf coast.

  73. onthewaytothere
    January 15, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    This is a WONDERFUL set of photos! I love nature photography art writing science and medical phonomina and helping people! Haa, I dont know if Im left brained or right brained sometimes lol ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite shot is the one with the light coming through the trees! So gorgeous and peaceful :))

  74. poppiesandlilieslifestyle
    January 15, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Absolutely Stunning x

  75. Pete Buckley
    January 15, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    This brings back some happy memories – it’s a wonderful part of the World. Awesome photos too – I especially like the sunrise on Trail Ridge.

  76. Blue Star
    January 15, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    I love your photos!

  77. Omwa Ombara
    January 15, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Fantastic pictures.

  78. bllparkfrank
    January 15, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Beautiful. I used to live with this park in my back yard, but didn’t own a camera or have any interest. I’m really kicking myself now ๐Ÿ˜€

  79. whatthewindtold
    January 15, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Beautiful. I was born/raised in Montana and grew up with a photographer father. Your photos bring back so many wonderful memories, in content and style.

  80. thisismyeverest
    January 15, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    These are beautiful photos. I visited the Denver area over the summer (I hail from Chicago) and it was my first time seeing the Rockies in person. So majestic and awe-inspiring. All I can think about most days is returning–you’re so lucky to be surrounded by such beauty and to make such great art of it.

  81. rtd14
    January 15, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Your pictures are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  82. drdavesphotography
    January 15, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Living on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park I always enjoy seeing the park and its fleeting moments through another photographer’s lens. Each of us sees the park in a slightly different way and captures different unique moments.

  83. writerwannabe2011
    January 15, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Fantastic photography! . . . . Like and Follow ๐Ÿ˜€

  84. Cassie
    January 15, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    It’s beautiful! I want to go. Totally inspiring.

  85. kingkoolhybrid
    January 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I really love the picture of the bull elk. It is really cool that you got so close to him. I used to live in that area, It was awesome. I like the pics

  86. blessedbklynite
    January 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Um, sooooo….can i get a couple classes…and your camera…LOL. No, for real, what camera are you using and what lens? They are so beautiful. Did you use Adobe Photoshop?

  87. Ann-Sofie
    January 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Lovely pictures. Would like to go there some time.

  88. angelique523
    January 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Wow, now those are some stunning photos. While I was reading over the comments I noticed you allowed someone to share the photos which I thought was so very kind of you. I see a great deal of kindness here. The greatest being the donation of your time to share these photos with us all. Keep on blogging. AWESOME!

  89. Anna
    January 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Oh my, such wonderful images! Thank you for sharing, and a hearty welcome to the FP club ๐Ÿ˜€

  90. shil
    January 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    I better make plans to visit there. Beautiful place.

  91. amiarting
    January 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

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  92. bythefireplace
    January 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Cool! I’d love to get a print of the Moraine Park shot!

  93. spottedfootprints
    January 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    These are stunning! Excellent photos, awesome location!

  94. Olivia Ashe, writer
    January 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    What a beautiful place, I love all these photos. Wish I could be there ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. f-stop mama
    January 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Gorgeous photos!

  96. ICA
    January 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Mountains have something very alluring about them. Beautiful pictures.

    January 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    It’s very beautiful, i want to visit too

  98. lelesurabayamadura
    January 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Rocky, is this in Australia? I’ve just know. So great

    January 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Rocky, is this in Australia? Iโ€™ve just know. So great

  100. asad
    January 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    nice pageeeeeeeeee..>>>>>!

  101. eyeforasoul
    January 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Ah,,,another beautiful place yet to see.

  102. snooway
    January 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    beautiful photos!

  103. everyonelovesacookie
    January 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    These are just stunning! Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you!

  104. DCM
    January 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Great photos! Reminds me of our Glacier National Park here in Montana. Love that bull elk photo!

  105. asuransioke
    January 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    nice photo….

  106. Chillbrook
    January 16, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Beautiful Photographs. Thank you for sharing them.

  107. letsgetfat
    January 16, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    These are fantastic photos!

  108. dmitry
    January 16, 2012 at 1:32 am #


  109. Payman Solomon
    January 16, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    How beautiful. I have gone camping numerous times with my family in this part of the world and I wish I could do it there.

  110. taufiq
    January 16, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    So beautifull…….apik tenan

  111. Julio Munar
    January 16, 2012 at 3:08 am #

    Beautiful photos you’ve got there! Job well done! =)

  112. Liz Mariani
    January 16, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    What a soothing way to wake up. Thank you!

  113. meredith
    January 16, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    Great job of capturing the essence of this world. I grew up near the park.

    Mountains of Eden, that’s what they are.


  114. รœlkรผSeli
    January 16, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    Some beautiful shots. I visited the Rockies a few years ago and loved it. It was so beautiful and I was in a constant state of awe as we walked around.

  115. abbystaffieri
    January 16, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    Rocky Mnt is absolutely beautiful! Although I personally think that Yellowstone is even prettier (if it’s at all possible) so if you haven’t taken photos there you totally should! So many colors and textures with the geysers and the giant buffalo! Great pics!

  116. The Procrastinator
    January 16, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    wow, such beautiful pictures…. reminds me of some wonderful trips i’ve had there.

  117. mjspringett
    January 16, 2012 at 6:33 am #

    Wonderful photographs, thanks for sharing with us, MJ

  118. iduncant
    January 16, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    This is some of the most stunning photography I’ve ever seen. It’s my passion to get to do some of this kind of work too in the future. If you have any tips on how you got to your job please let me know. My blog is here with my current work, not quite as extensive as i’d like yet.

  119. 4myskin
    January 16, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Wonderful pictures!! How do you get such straight panaramic shots? Mine start twisting.

  120. pioneer513
    January 16, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful pics! You must have fabulous memories……

  121. graciehart1
    January 16, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Beautiful pictures, confused about the cow with antlers however. I thought at first it might be a buffalo or bison, but it just looks like a cow with antlers. Strange.

    • meredith
      January 16, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      It’s an elk.

  122. Sherilyn
    January 16, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    What beautiful pictures! Brings to mind the quote from Bonfils that used to grace the masthead of the Denver Post:
    “‘Tis a privilege to live in Colorado!” Your pictures do great justice to our beautiful state.

  123. I wuv U
    January 16, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Nice piccies.

  124. Cherie
    January 16, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Every one of these are prize shots! Amazing…I especially loved the first one. xxx

  125. Peggy A Thompson
    January 16, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    It’s always a special moment when you can observe the wildlife; in this case, the elk. It’s also amazing that the area has such a lack of snow this time of year. But I guess it’s the same with a lot of other areas of the country as well right now. Thanks for sharing these precious moments!

  126. Carlie Chew
    January 16, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Wow, beautiful photos.

  127. Marie
    January 16, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Awesome photos! We went camping there over the summer. You have done a great job of capturing how beautiful it is there! The first photograph makes me feel like I am there again ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. Emily
    January 16, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    These are beautiful! I had a work conference in Estes Park, CO a couple of years ago and had the opportunity to go up into the Park one afternoon. Stunning views!

  129. abrooklynrose
    January 16, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Beautiful, beautiful photos. Well done!

  130. Red Toenails
    January 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Great shots! I must learn.

  131. Sarah D.
    January 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    I haven’t been there in a few years, but have visited the park several times with my brother and his family, who live in Boulder. It’s also one of the last places I traveled with my mother before she moved into a nursing home. We stayed in Estes Park. In the morning, there were about 20 antelopes in the motel courtyard, including a couple of very young ones. We couldn’t approach them directly, of course, but it was surprising how close the mothers were willing to let us get, maybe about 15-20′ (wild guess–it was a long time ago). Thanks for the gorgeous photos and memories.

  132. Constance V. Walden
    January 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    It’s great how you capture the sun is some of these photos. Thanks for sharing your work. Connie

  133. weepingwillowloni
    January 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    Outstanding photography!!! Great work !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. I Made You A Mixtape
    January 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I lived in Denver for a few years and I have to say, even though I never went camping in the park, the drives were magnificient… the scenery is out of this world. Great photos, enjoyed my trip down memory lane…

  135. ohiocook
    January 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm #


  136. Shane Harwood
    January 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Very nice collection! “Rocky Mountain National Park” would be my personal favorite.

  137. Shane Harwood
    January 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Rocky Mnt is absolutely beautiful!

  138. sushiforever09
    January 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    the first one is definitely my favorite. the road acts as a leading line for the eyes to follow…. its like you are there.

  139. shawnandsuzanne
    January 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Wonderful photographs!

  140. Kicked Bitten and Scratched Blog
    January 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    your pictures are absolutely stunning!

  141. Sony Fugaban
    January 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    It’s been a while since I use the word BREATHTAKING. Now, is the the perfect time. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  142. prabyou
    January 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm #


  143. stephanissima
    January 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Ahhhh…the majestic mountains of RMNP! Love your shots! I can’t wait for summer to come back so we can see the bright green grass and leaves again ๐Ÿ™‚

  144. fashionbeauty4you
    January 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Beautiful shots.Drop by my blog sometimes.Cheers

  145. jlefors
    January 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Great eye! What type of camera are you using…if you don’t mind me asking.

  146. Oklahoma City Locksmith
    January 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    Wow! Those are beautiful.

  147. Wolfgang
    January 17, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    Hallo Freund, schรถne Fotos.

  148. cinderslug
    January 17, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    Great images! I drove through the Rocky Mountain National Park earlier this year and absolutely loved it! It was a bit rainy when we went but cleared up enough to camp out at the foot of the rockies.

  149. MickyBE
    January 17, 2012 at 3:43 am #

    Nice work. I like the glowing ember trails in the camp fire photo.

  150. Filesonic Premium Accounts
    January 17, 2012 at 5:06 am #

    Beautiful pictures of 2012

  151. nathfuller
    January 17, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    I love the rockys it’s a gold mine of amazing views and amazing people. Keep up the good work

  152. Chaks
    January 17, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    wow, those are pretty nice photos.


  153. corinthcorners
    January 17, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    Very niceโ€ฆbeautiful countryside you’re working with.

  154. jeanmcbride
    January 17, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    You’re up in my neck of the woods. Gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing.

  155. 1inawesomewonder
    January 17, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful country. Thank you for sharing. I hope one day to visit these areas you have photographed so well.

  156. blackandlightstudio
    January 17, 2012 at 8:23 am #


  157. itsahorselife
    January 17, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    wow! you have some amazing photos! very eye pleasing!

  158. Java Girl
    January 17, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Beautiful pictures! These are good enough to be in the National Geographic Magazine! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!

  159. Aniket Kaushal
    January 17, 2012 at 10:38 am #


  160. gekarilowe
    January 17, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    beautiful pictures i recomend you keep up on this blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Gail
    January 17, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!

  162. Rae
    January 17, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to go there.

  163. Eva McCane
    January 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    magical photos! sometimes it’s hard to appreciate scenery through photos, but you did an amazing job at capturing everything just right! thanks for sharing.

  164. Agus
    January 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Very nice post, natural and beautiful…

  165. Nomadic Photographers
    January 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    What beautiful photographs. You can almost feel like you are there amongst the natural beauty.

  166. Greisy
    January 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Lovely photos! Thank you.

  167. rtcrita
    January 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Really nice. I like the one of the sun through the trees–mainly because of the perspective/angle. I find it more interesting to look at from this angle. It gives me a peaceful feeling. There’s much to look at here. The row of horizontal flares across the trees, the branch that comes creeping into the the scene from the lower right like a bony arm with bony fingers, the way the sun spills down the side of the “hilly” area and lands directly upon a small cluster of leaves on the side of a tree, making them almost translucent with a bright yellow-green coloring.

    My other favorite is the camp scene at night. The colors are gorgeous! The blues of the night sky. The purple of the campfire smoke and hints of it in the sky. And the oranges, reds, and yellows of the fire and the glow it produces on the clothing, faces, and surrounding area of the fire, echoed back again in the trees near the lit building are all captivating to me.

    Thank you so much for sharing your skills and what you have produced from them!

  168. oroblanco
    January 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    Gorgeous! Superb! Great photos, please keep up the great work!

  169. sonal
    January 19, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    breathtaking …..thanks for the view – so up and close ๐Ÿ™‚

  170. thetravelexpert
    January 19, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    I am a Professional Travel Consultant, and I always say that some of the most beautiful scenery in the world is right here at home. It looks like you have photographed it. These pictures are great.

  171. beckyspringer
    January 19, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    Beautiful pictures, I think Elk are some of the most majestic creatures in the world. They’re so beautiful! Thank you for posting!

  172. 35andupcynicismonhold
    January 19, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    wow! it must have felt wonderful there. i can sense the forest and the cold surroundings in your pics, ahaha.

    congrats on being FP! ๐Ÿ™‚

  173. steph
    January 19, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    I am from Montana, such a reminder of HOME! Absolutely beautiful.

  174. Michele LMS
    January 19, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Breathtaking photos! Love the enlarged, panoramic views . . . Congrats on being “Freshly Pressed”!!

  175. Red Toenails
    January 19, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    So nice.

  176. Dame Biraju
    January 19, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Really beautiful photos. It’s nice to see live and landscapes!

  177. Sarah Barksdale Design
    January 19, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I absolutely love the shots you got of the elk and the animals (more elk maybe? on the mountain side

  178. anipics
    January 19, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    only one word “fascinating” ๐Ÿ™‚

  179. StarSpry
    January 19, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    These are such beautiful photos!!

  180. Todd Weber
    January 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    I was in RMNP this past summer taking pictures for about a week, and somehow none of them turned out this good! Very nice work.

  181. enoughpixalready
    January 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Awesome shots! Thank you for sharing.

  182. Gary Lengyel
    January 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Ah, my old “backyard”. I used to live in Longmont before moving in 2010 to Wisconsin. Great job with these images. I’ll post some of mine tomorrow when I boot up my MacPro.


  183. Angelene @Languages Of Art
    January 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    WOW!!!!!!!!! That is so beautiful!!!!!

  184. Delightful Discoveries.
    January 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Beautiful Photos. Well done.

    January 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Excellent work and outstanding portrait of an amazing place!

  186. callumsnape
    January 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Great compostion in your photographs! The colours are stunning!

  187. Shek
    January 20, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Amazing Photos!!

  188. tarangp
    January 20, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Awesomeography !!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  189. Jbot
    January 20, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    I really need to travel west of the Mississippi a lot more often.

  190. bowtiqx
    January 20, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    This is a place I’ve yet to see in person. Thank you for the beautiful pictures they are lovely! My husband and I are big backpackers/hikers. This inspires me to hike this rugged yet elegant terrain. Alaska is quite lovely as well. Thanks for sharing!

  191. The D
    January 20, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Excellent photos! Thank you for this!

  192. sparshahuja9
    January 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    They are amazing ๐Ÿ˜€

  193. digitalmonocle
    January 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Love the pictures!

  194. kelly2001
    January 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Terrific photos. I lived in COlorado for 10+ years and only drove through Rocky Mountain National Parl once from Grand Lake to Estes Park.

    It certainly looks like it is worth another trip sometime.

  195. cielotech
    January 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! Great work.
    Bob J.

  196. Simon
    January 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Very nice photos! I really liked RMNP when we visited it last summer!

  197. kendrarmcphee
    January 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Lovely! I was born and raised in Estes Park, and I must say…it’s not easy to do the beauty of the mountains justice with a photograph, but I think you more than hit that mark. Stunning photos.

  198. ucanpreschool
    January 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    Incredible images. The clouds out-wow the mountain in one. Having recently gotten into hiking with my boys, I can’t wait until they are ready for more challenging and far-flung adventures. All in due time though, The youngest just turned one!

  199. Remarkably Unremarkable
    January 21, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    I live in Boulder, and have been to Rocky Mountain too many times to count, and you did an amazing job capturing the beauty of the place. Thanks a bunch for sharing the sights.

  200. Kate
    January 21, 2012 at 5:36 am #

    Congratulations on the Freshly Pressed! I spent a summer working at the YMCA of the Rockies…wonderful days!

    Looking forward to clicking “like” on more of your posts. Keep up the good work!

  201. bthrash
    January 21, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    These pictures are fantastic! Great work! What are some of the adventure stories behind these pictures?

  202. shayspoetry
    January 21, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    your photos are absolutely beautiful!

  203. theodorrus
    January 21, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    I maybe am new in wordpress but stuff like this is really breath taking!! Excellent work!

  204. youinspiredaily
    January 21, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Sigh, I love every one of those photos. Thank you!

  205. 72 hours Later
    January 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Wonderful photography.

    It’s great to see so many amzing photographs without all the post processing that goes on these days.

    You are showing them to us how nature presented them to you.

  206. sarahperrine
    January 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Reblogged this on sarahsideas.

  207. Daniel Martens
    January 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    wowow, these are amazing !

  208. jamesdg
    January 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    How amazing! i opened up the panoramic shots in full or my large monitor and they look stunning! well done.

    I have been inspired by blogs like yours to set up my own one and if you have the time, id love you to critique it, what you like and what you dont.

    Im so glad i found this lovely blog, it has a good ratio of photos to commentary.

    Thanks again and i’ll leave the link to make it easier for you if you do decide to come over and have a look.

  209. biroshjunior
    January 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    These are very beautiful pics..God bless you..

  210. kevinpira99
    January 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Nice post, i hope to see more, also would you mind visiting my site:

  211. karamsoftltd
    January 22, 2012 at 1:52 am #

    Really Good pics………i like tourism …thanks for giving an imagine tour for me and i enjoye the tour,its made possible by you..

  212. chayonz
    January 22, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    This is incredible! Its such a stunning reminder of where the states come from and its so sad that the beauty of North America is so shrouded by metropolitans and man-made chaos. I would LOVE to go there one day. I can’t believe I lived the America for 13 years and never went. Such a shame. But now you’ve inspired me to make that one of the places that are now DEFINITELY on my bucket list. thanks!

  213. Blic
    January 22, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    Perfect post and beautiful pictures!

  214. khizarabbas1965
    January 22, 2012 at 3:19 am #

    very beautiful nature
    thanks for sharing

  215. Duoimagery
    January 22, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    These photos took my breath away. I’m from Colorado and absolutely am in awe ๐Ÿ™‚

  216. nannajunior
    January 22, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    Reblogged this on Nanna Junior and commented:
    I stumbled upon this post and was very glad I did. Some amazing photography here! I especially like the first image.

  217. Donkey Whisperer Farm
    January 22, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Congratulations making Freshly Pressed! Nice photos thank you for sharing.

  218. stefshutter
    January 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    A few awesome panoramas in there!! Well done!

  219. Rob Slade
    January 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    These photos are absolutely amazing! I wish I could take photos half as good as that!

    January 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Very nice pics man…
    Check out some of my work!

    January 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Reblogged this on VertGarden.

  222. K Vijay Anand
    January 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    well taken ๐Ÿ™‚

  223. ChenLing Yee
    January 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    Reblogged this on Well, what happened today?.

  224. biosound
    January 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    WOW! Beautiful:)

  225. Alex Diaz
    January 23, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    These are wonderful! I’m glad you posted these because I miss the Rockies every day of my life. I am studying at DePauw University in Indiana and have a few hills… I miss nothing more than hiking and taking life in up there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  226. Martyn Thompson
    January 23, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Stunning photographs!

  227. Jeremy Nathan Marks
    January 23, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Just lovely. I used to live in Fort Collins and have camped in Rocky Mountain National Park. Your photographs are making me really miss it.

  228. Sarah1900
    January 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    gorgeos, gorgeous photos…i love the light

  229. patryantravels
    January 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Wow, great photos. What more can say that has already not been said about them. I want to go there very very soon.

  230. Leonard Beck
    January 26, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    Nice shots

  231. ianhoodphotography
    January 26, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    Hi Sam,

    Some wonderful photography, visited the National Park a few years ago, brings back many good memories. Keep up the good work.


  232. Rai
    January 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I love Rocky Mountain! Have you been to Denali? I used to live in Alaska and it is AMAZING.

    Also congrats on fresh pressing! WOO

  233. Dave
    January 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing them.

  234. mamaboe
    January 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Reblogged this on Mama Boe and commented:
    These are the things that made My Captain and I want to retire in Mountain Country. Sam Adams captures these things so well!

  235. gaycarboys
    February 8, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    I feel like I’m there with you. I love fab shots of places I haven’t been to.

  236. CheyenneCharlie
    February 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Reblogged this on cheyennecharlie.

  237. Katie C.
    February 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Finished the painting of Moraine Park. Hope the link works. It is not the best photo, and I changed the picture up just a little bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sam Adams Photography
      February 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

      Hey Katie,

      Thanks for the update, unfortunetly the link doesn’t work. Could you send me the picture via email – samadamsphotography{at}


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