Into Thin Places

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Date: February 17, 2009
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Join local landscape photographer Erik Stensland as he shares his love of nature. Enjoy a visual journey through Rocky Mountain National Park with this award-winning photographer, who has spent years exploring the hidden corners of Rocky capturing unique moments of beauty. Through stories and images he will show you a side of the park that few have seen.

Erik and his wife Joanna settled near Rocky Mountain National Park which enabled Erik to pursue his love of nature through photography. Since then he has been systematically trying to cover all 415 square miles of this amazing national treasure. He frequently rises long before dawn to hike to remote lakes or to high peaks to capture the unparalleled beauty of the park in the warm morning light.

Over the years Erik’s photography has been sold in numerous galleries; been on display in the rotunda of the State Capitol; and shown in prestigious art shows. He has won a number of awards, produced a popular book and has a successful gallery of his photographs in downtown Estes Park.

Having spent nearly 15 years working in post-Communist Europe, his photography reflects the pursuit of vibrant natural colors which were sorely lacking during that period of his life. At the same time, he seeks to reflect something of the Celtic understanding of nature as alive and constantly communicating to us on a deep level.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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