Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful 2015 and are ready to kick off 2016. I definitely ended it with a bang and a great quick trip to Gunnison and Crested Butte! It’s the kick I needed to get back in the “swing” of things for 2016.
Ryan Wright showed me a picture on Instagram of some clear frozen ice located in the Blue Mesa Reservoir and that was our initial goal was to capture this wonderful clear ice, but when we arrived in Gunnison it had started to snow and the next morning the Blue Mesa Reservoir was covered in 4-6 inches of snow so the ice was not to be seen. We did however capture the beauty a fresh snow in Gunnison and Crested Butte. We embraced the single digit weather (1 degree on Wednesday evening) and captured some very holiday festive scenery around Crested Butte and Gunnison.
This image is of a festive lighted tire swing on a farm near the turnoff to Jack’s Cabin. The lights of the swing lit up the tree and and accented the frost from the light snow that was falling that evening. One of the unique and wonderful scenes near Crested Butte.
I had forgotten how beautiful Crested Butte was and may have to incorporate it as part of my fall tour this year. It’s just a wonderful mountain town with great scenery surrounding the area.
Have a wonderful 2016!
- Camera: Fuji X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera
- Lens: Fuji XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens/li>
- ISO: 1250
- Focal Length: 23 mm
- Aperture: f/3.2
- Shutter Speed: 15 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)