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I couldn't resist capturing this view north before leaving - what with the gorgeous glassy reflection and mountainous backcountry terrain. Little Matterhorn appears even better than I'd hoped, so I'm really glad I caught it before heading out.

This image was taken with GND filters just after sunrise from Lake Helene - after a hike up from the Bear Lake trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. On the post-processing side, I used Silver Efex Pro to help bring out all the b/w tones. Sure, the original had plenty of color... but this approach caught my eye like nobody's business!

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