Just as the sun disappears behind Pikes Peak, the golden glow of the clouds is cast upon the landscape. Thus, it is the so-called Golden Hour.
The Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs has been rated the most popular city park in the country. It certainly is the most scenic! Throughout the park are numerous one-seed juniper trees which can live to be several hundred years. This shot has one that is one of the largest and it literally frames the South Gateway Rock.