12 Best Landscapes 2013 – Part 6

We finish out the 12 Best Landscapes 2013 with images near Telluride, Colorado. Image #11 is from the box canyon behind Telluride, Colorado. One of the mornings of my Colorado Fall Colors Photography Tour brought snow, but that didn’t stop us.  We headed up to Bridal Veil Falls and with the snow mixed with the colors of the aspen trees it made for a dramatic image of Bridal Veil Falls against the snow-covered backdrop.

Bridal Veil Falls amongst the snow covered fall colors near Telluride, Colorado

Bridal Veil Falls | Click to Enlarge

My final and my favorite image of the year is a sunset image of Mt. Wilson as viewed from Last Dollar Road. The storm clouds were covering the valley as Lee Brown and Chris Nitz and I ventured up Last Dollar road in hopes of getting a nice sunset image on the first evening of the Colorado Fall Colors Photography Tour. As we arrived to the location the wind picked up, but the nice thing about the wind is if we were patient it would be blowing the clouds across the sky and hopefully give some openings for the sun to peak through before it settled down below the horizon.

Lee Brown and I ventured down the side of the hill below the road looking for the ideal location to shoot and setup for the shot. This image appears so serene and you would never know that Lee and I had on our full winter gear and were bracing our cameras in 40 mile an hour winds hoping our tripods were sturdy enough to give us a clean image.

Just before the sun settled below the horizon the clouds broke open and delivered some of the most amazing light over the valley and highlighting Mt. Wilson. I love this valley and it’s one of my go to places in the fall for an amazing sunset.

Come back tomorrow and I’ll have a full recap and something special to start the new year!

Mt. Wilson Sunset

Mt. Wilson Sunset | Click to Enlarge

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  • ljsaltiel

    What great images Rick. Can’t wait to shoot them with you. I hope I get some half as good as these.