It was New Year’s Day and my wife and I, but mostly our dog Bella, were feeling a little cooped up so we decided to head out for a hike. There was still some snow on the ground near our house so we decided to head out to Mount Falcon Park to see if there was any snow out near Red Rocks Park and to see if I could capture the park with some snow on the ground. When we reached the park the area was pretty much dry. It looks like we had more snow out east then they did on the western part of town.
Mount Falcon Park is part of the Jefferson County Park system and has some extensive trails, great for view of the city and over Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Some of the trails have quite a bit of elevation gain and so it makes it a great training ground for climbing 14K ft. peaks.
Just around sunset this day the clouds starting rolling in over the park toward Denver making for some dynamic skies! I was able to find an opening along the path and captured Red Rocks Park just as the late afternoon sun started to glow against the rocks and as the clouds formed over head.
The main reason I love this park is views of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Red Rocks is the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. It is an amazing concert venue and something you should experience if you are in the area during concert season. One of the most amazing concerts I’ve seen there was the famous U2 – Under the Blood Red Sky Tour. Here is U2 Live at Red Rocks – Part 1.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens
- Filter: Singh-Ray 4×6″ Graduated Neutral Density (3-stop) Optical Resin Filter
- ISO: 100
- Focal Length: 70 mm
- Aperture: f/11
- Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version), Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4