Rocky Mountain National Park: Night Skies and Elk Tom Bol Photo Workshops - October 2020

We timed this workshop for a new moon and the end of the elk rut. The temperatures were cooler and Moraine Park was free from the crowds of late September.
A mule deer buck in the Ponderosa Pines
An elk buck taking a break in an aspen glade
Midday was the perfect time to use creative techniques to photograph fall leaves in Endovalley.
Terry working the canopy
Bob capturing orange aspen leaves in Endovalley
The end of the elk rut meant that animals could be found in small groups throughout the park, grazing and preparing for winter snow
A young mule deer
We took advantage of spectacular sunrise and sunsets when cloudy and smokey skies were unfavorable to shoot skies at night
A wild turkey with attitude
High winds created striking cloud formations for sunset in Moraine Park
With a very active fire season nearby, several fires added drama and smoke to our landscape sessions
The East Troublesome Fire from Trail Ridge Road
The Cameron Peak Fire near Devil's Gulch
Sunrise from Rainbow Curve
Fortunately for us, high winds were just what we needed to clear the skies and give us a final chance to photograph the galaxy over Sprague Lake.
Sprague Lake at night

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Cree Bol


Cree Bol and Tom Bol