I chose this painting because the artist described the Rocky Mountains as "the best material for an artist". The things that caught my eye the most were the sharp peeks of the mountains, and the illuminated clouds. It looks almost like mist and fog blocking the mountains. This landscape was Bierstadt's first trip to the West. He painted with vibrant colors because he believed that's how they should look. I like how even though the people and the horses are very small, the tribe is extremely detailed.