The Sangre De Cristos
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|The Sangre De Cristos are a fault block mountain range in southern Colorado and extending into New Mexico, in fact the highest peak in New Mexico is in the Sangre De Cristos. This photo is of a part of the northern Sangre De Cristo range in the Wet Mountain Valley of southern Colorado. |
The peaks pictured are Humboldt Peak at 14064 feet (4300 meters) on the left and in back on the left and in the clouds is Crestone Needle at 14197 feet (4341 meters) and in back and to the right is Crestone Peak at 14294 feet (4371 meters) and on the right in front is Colony Baldy at 13678 feet (4182 meters). These mountains rise up 7000 feet or about 2100 meters above the valley
The morning I took this photo the lighting wasn't at my favorite, it was very cloudy and the sun was being blocked by clouds to the east, so sunrise was a bust, but about half an hour after sunrise the sun started to shine through the clouds to shine on the peaks just enough to lighten them up as you can tell in the photo, I was able to get a hand full of photos of these mountains until the sun went behind the clouds again and the nice lighting had desappeared
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