crestone peak

“Crestone Needle Alpenglow”

This July I spent 4 days in the Sangre De Cristo Wilderness.  We backpacked in and camped at the base of this incredible peak, the Crestone Needle.  The trip was mostly a lot of time around a campfire waiting out endless rains, but every morning we were treated to an outstanding sunrise before the monsoon moisture picked up again.  This mountain completely dominates the view here, and the possibilities of compositions leading up to it are endless.

Shot Notes:

Velvia 50 4x5, 75mm Super Angulon
6 seconds at f22, 2 stop GND filter and additional darkslide dodging