Ivy Creek Trail in the Colorado National Forest

Ivy Creek Trail

This image of the day comes from a National Forest trail that is so green during the summer it looks like a rain forest. This is from about a mile or so down Ivy Creek Trail in Colorado, one of many hundreds of images I came out with on this particular day.

Walking the Ivy Creek Trail

If you have never walked a trail in a secluded spot you don’t know what you are missing.  The peace that I tried to convey in this image is only the tip of the ice burg so to speak.  You take a road out of Creede Colorado to a national forest road (dirt road), where you have road signs and a view of houses. The farther into the woods you travel, the smaller the road gets, the more nature takes over.  Once you are back into the trail you hear absolutely no man made noise.  No street noise, no cars, no chatter, just the creek and some birds.

It is like you have traveled into a sound booth at a recording studio and it is miles and miles across. This photo was taken only about a quarter mile into the trail, which you can take for about 20-30 miles, or loop all the way back into the city of Creede. This image below is one of my all time favorite shots I have taken as a photographer.  I would encourage you to look at the larger size to see the details in the trees.  Only can nature produce so many variants of green.  In person, it is the most lush and fertile area you can imagine, almost untouched by society.

Image Specifics

  • Body – Nikon D2X
  • Film – Digital RAW 12.1mp
  • Lens – Nikon 17-35mm [f/2.8] shot @ 17mm – f/13
  • Exposure – 6 seconds @ ISO-100

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