On the last Colorado Fall Colors Photography Tour I took the group to Last Dollar Road where I knew the evening sunset would create some evening alpenglow along the Sneffels Range and give some nice color for the evening. Sunset was upon us and some fast-moving storm clouds came upon us leaving us with a light rain. It’s always nice to have some dramatic clouds to add to the scene, but just as the sun came down low on the horizon the rain clouds gave way to sunshine and gave us a wonderful rainbow on the scene. You can see a slight second rainbow on the left, but not quite enough to make it distinct.
With the fall colors, this rainbow left us a pot of gold along the hillside making for some dramatic colors including the red-roofed farm-house in the scene. I don’t think I could have asked for better that evening. Last Dollar Road never seems to disappoint during sunset or sunrise. It has to be one of my favorite roads always leaving me with a wonderful scene every time I venture on the road.
- Camera: Fuji X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera
- Lens: Fuji XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens/li>
- Filter: 58mm HRT Circular Polarizing Filter
- ISO: 320
- Focal Length: 28.9 mm
- Aperture: f/8
- 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