The light is always dramatic at the top of Last Dollar Road and I can always count on coming away with a great image at Sunrise or Sunset. The light comes in from the left or the right of the scene depending on the time of day and creates some dramatic and amazing contrasts and textures, especially during the fall season with gold aspens spread across the mountain side below Mt. Wilson.
This was the final sunrise in Telluride for my fall tour this year and Last Dollar Road did not disappoint. I just love the brilliant gold color brought in just as the sun rose above the horizon contrasted by the iron ore red alpenglow along the Mt. Wilson range. The light was amazing and seemed like every few minutes the scene would change to create another great image.
I can’t wait to take my next set of tour guests to this wonderful place.
- Camera: Fuji X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera
- Lens: Fuji XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens
- Filter: 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
- ISO: 400
- Focal Length: 34.3 mm
- Aperture: f/11
- Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version), Capture One Pro 8 , Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4