Dream Lake Photos

Photos by Erik Stensland
dream lake on winter morning in rocky mountain national park   dream lake sunrise over hallet peak in rocky mountain national park   cascades below dream lake in rocky mountain national parke
Dream Lake Winter   Dream Lake Sunrise   Dream Lake Cascades

Dream Lake is one of Rocky Mountain National Park’s classic views and one of its most photogenic. This lake should be on your “must see” list as it is both one of the most beautiful lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park and isn’t too difficult to reach. Sunrise is the best time to be here as the mountains will light up spectacularly on most mornings. Besides Dream Lake, Travel Photo Guides Rocky Mountain National Park iPhone app also shows you the best places to take photos of the majestic mountains and peaks and other beautiful lakes found in the Park.

Hallett Peak and Flattop mountain tower over Dream Lake. The shape of the lake leads the eye directly to Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain making it easy to take great photos of these beautiful mountains. The best time to take photos and pictures of mountains and lakes is at sunrise or sunset.

Rocky Mountain National Park features rugged scenery, including spectacular views of the mountains and peaks of the Continental Divide, forests, lakes and alpine tundra. The Park has a wide variety of wildlife including elk, bighorn sheep, moose, bears, hawks and other birds. Colorful wildflowers such as columbine, sunflowers, iris and pasque flowers grow in the spring and summer. There is easy access to back-country trails for hiking, back packing, rock climbing and camping where you can find all these beautiful views to enjoy and photograph. The best time to take photos and pictures of the rugged scenery and wildlife is often at sunrise or sunset.


Camera Equipment Used in Photos

These photos were taken with a Canon EOS 5D and a EF17-40mm F/4L USM or a Digital rebel XT 18-55mm kit lens.  Nikon shooters will prefer a D3 or a D90.  Other full frame  or APS-C cameras such as the Nikon d300 or Canon 7D will work as well.  Many landscape photographers  consider   a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens an essential piece of camera equipement.  This lens is available for most digital cameras including DSLRs  from Leica, Pentax , Sony, Sigma and Olympus. 


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