In this year’s fall tour we headed toward the Maroon Bells Snowmass wilderness area from Telluride. Rain and we had been in rainy weather the whole day. In the afternoon we ventured down Capitol Creek road. The rain had let up and the sun was peaking through periodically through the fog and clouds. The clouds teased us in hopes of seeing Capitol Peak, but just gave us glimpses of the mountain above.
The hills below Capitol Peak were filled with color. The saturated golden-yellow, greens and browns were a stark contrast to the rising granite of Capitol Peak so I put on my telephoto to capture this scene just as the fun pierced through the clouds highlighting the gray granite mountain.
- This image was done using focus stacking and was the composite of 6 images using Photoshop CS6’s feature of Auto Blending Layers. This allows me to capture the image at a lower aperture and cause less refraction in the image and still have the full image in focus.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
- Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
- Adapter: Canon 2x EF Extender III CANON 2X (Teleconverter)
- ISO: 320
- Focal Length: 178 mm
- Aperture: f/9
- Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version), Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4