Summer Glow, Uinta Mountain Wildflowers

7/27/2020  |  Uinta Mountains, Utah

Introducing my new release of 'Summer Glow'.

Photographing in the high mountains is my favorite place to be. This night despite the lack of clouds made for an amazing evening. I love finding compositions that show the depth and detail of a scene, I love flowers and I love the last moment of sunlight touching the mountains. I hope you enjoy this image. Here is a video of the nights adventure!

setting sunlight on Hayden Peak Uinta Mountains, Utah
Summer Glow
Uinta Mountains, UTAH

Limited Edition of 100 Museum Grade, Fine Art Prints.

I love the Uinta Mountains in any season but summer is special. The wildflowers are in full bloom, the cool air is a reprieve from the heat of the valley and if you don't mind the mosquitoes you'll find it very relaxing. Mosquitoes don't bother me. My wife, on the other hand, gets eaten alive. I tell her it's because she is so sweet. I guess that means I'm too sour! This location is an easy hike near Mirror Lake and is one of my favorite spots on the planet. July 18, 2020 the wildflowers were amazing! I set up and waited an hour for the light to get perfect for this photograph. The slight breeze made for a difficult shot because I wanted to keep everything sharp, but I finally pulled it off. I love the colors of the Indian Paint Brush, the Elephant Head and the Daisy flowers. The last warm glow of light hitting Hayden Peak really makes this image happen.

The Uinta Mountains (/juːˈɪntə/ yoo-IN-tə) are an east-west trending chain of mountains in northeastern Utah extending slightly into southern Wyoming in the United States. As a subrange of the Rocky Mountains, they are unusual for being the highest range in the contiguous United States running east to west,[1] and lie approximately 100 miles (160 km) east of Salt Lake City. The range has peaks ranging from 11,000–13,528 feet (3,353–4,123 m), with the highest point being Kings Peak, also the highest point in Utah. The Mirror Lake Highway crosses the western half of the Uintas on its way to Wyoming.