I went to shoot the Rocky Mountain Region Porsche Club Racing event this weekend out at High Plains Raceway. The event gives me an excuse to get up early and head out to the Eastern Plains of Colorado to look for some “Americana” and hopefully find a nice sunrise as well.
The sky this past Saturday was cloudless so it didn’t really make for a great sunrise, but I was on a mission to find Americana. Driving past Last Chance, Colorado I spotted this old abandoned house in the distance out on the prairie. Weathered wood gives off a nice patina glow when the sun hits it in the morning. I remember that from shooting the Thomas Moulton Barn in the Grand Tetons. As the sun rose off the horizon, the glow of the house turned more golden and made for a nice contrast against the open plains. I found my piece of Americana! I think I need to spend some more time out in this area and venture out into the abandoned houses. I’m sure the scenes inside the houses will tell an even better story.