Front Range Compression
Two things about living in the Front Range in Colorado are prominent icons for me: the Rocky Mountains and giant Cottonwoods in the undeveloped lands. The most prominent mountain in the background is Long's Peak, you can just make out the peak's famous keyhole where most hikers go through to reach the summit of this 14,000 ft+ mountain.
Here I went with a 300 mm F4 lens with a 1.4x converter for an effective 35mm focal length of 630 mm, definitely not your typical landscape lens of choice. I used the telephoto to achieve the compression/layering of the mountains behind the tree.
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