A valley of endless golden aspen under the snow dusted Beckwith Peaks. This is my little secret place I like to venture off the main road of Kebler Pass, where I can always have this view to myself. I make sure to walk down this trail every autumn to watch a sunset.
Kebler Pass, Colorado - September 2012
Velvia 100 4x5, 135mm fuji lens 1 second at f22, polarizer and 2 stop soft GND filter
This was one of the highlights from my travels this autumn. I found this spot a couple hours before sunset and figured I’d set up and wait for light. I had the place all to myself, but It was mostly cloudy out so I didn’t know what to expect. After a while of waiting the sky started dumping rain on me, but I put on the rain gear and enjoyed the solitude. Right as the rain was getting to its strongest, I noticed the sky brightening up so I had a glimmer of hope that something would happen. Then suddenly a double rainbow appeared and stayed incredibly brilliant for almost 5 minutes! I watched the light come and go on the aspens and found this to be the perfect time to take the shot.
Shot Notes: Velvia 50 4x5, 75mm Super Angulon 2 seconds at f22, polarizing filter and 2 stop soft GND filter
Fog and a setting full moon over a small lake near Greeley, Colorado. The Poudre Trail has several public open spaces where one can enjoy the crisp morning air and watch a sunrise. As this is not far from where I live, I’ve enjoyed countless mornings with this peaceful view.