Last Dollar Road Sunrise

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.

Sunrise view from Mt. Wilson from Last Dollar Road in the Fall
Last Dollar Road Sunrise | Click to Enlarge/Purchase

Capture Notes:

  • Michael Criswell

    Wonderful light Rick