It was raining on and off as the storms rolled through, the day I took this image. I had seen this cabin the day before and knew i wanted to photograph it before we left the park. This cabin sits among the tall evergreens, nestled high in the Rocky Mountains. To be more specific, it's in State Forest State Park, near Walden, Colorado.
A clearing in the storm allowed for some sunlight to peek through and add the needed light to the scene that I'd been hoping for. Sometimes when you're out in the field you have plenty of time and energy to plan, wait and execute a perfect image where all of the variables line up just as you planned for them to. Then there are occasions, like this, where your time is limited and you arrive at a location with the equipment, desire, skill and a prayer that all will work out to capture a lovely image.
I love scenes like this, where you can try to imagine yourself living in another time. What a difficult life it must have been, with the harsh winters and little creature comforts; without all of the conveniences of the lifestyle most have today: internet, Fast Food, Electricity, even indoor bathrooms. Yep, I was feeling pretty spoiled after this shoot...and grateful.
I love the peaceful beauty of this image. It just may have to grace a wall in my own home. This image is available for purchase, if you're thinking the same thing! Just click on the image to be taken to the shopping area for this image.
Keywords: Colorado, North Park, Rocky Mountains, State Forest State Park, Walden, abandoned, architecture, cabin, landscape, log cabin, mountains, nature, nostalgia, old, scenic, trees
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