A long rest after a morning summit found us getting the itch to shoot around our beautiful campsite in this humbling basin of the Sangre de Cristo Range. A wide angle lens does a wonderful job in this scene, placing emphasis on the well contrasted textures of the foreground, while giving equal importance to the depth of the image. Thin cloud cover allowed the camera to capture a range of detail, easily controlled within one exposure. I worked this area for a while, trying my hand at different horizon placements and compositional choices. It never fails, this being one of the first shots of the scene ends up being my favorite.