Rocky Mountain Monsoon

The monsoonal weather dramaticallly overwhelmed West Horseshoe Park this afternoon. The heavy sky approached from the northwest and was followed by an extended period of heavy rain with some lightning and thunder. No wind. Temps fell into the 50's. Better weather is expected by the weekend. 07/16/14 4:38pm. Canon 5Dmk3, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, f/11, ISO 100, [1/80s, 1/50s, 1/30s], lens focal length 32mm.

Miracle chapel

Our favorite "Chapel on the Rock". I marvel at the clean-up and survival after the major mudslide and flood of September 2013. It's a miracle. The Chapel on the Rock (officially, Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel) is a tourist landmark in Allenspark, Colorado. It's a beloved historic landmark. Very difficult to photograph, but always worth an attempt. Canon5Dmk3, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, f/11, 1/80s, ISO100, lens focal length 50mm, 0.9 soft grad ND filter.