Part of making sure you get a good spot at the Maroon Bells during the fall season is to get there early prior to sunrise. Even though getting up at 3:30am is not a pleasure of mine, being able do some astrophotography while waiting takes away some of the pain of getting up early.
I’ve never created an astrophotography shot in black and white, but I felt this kind of minimalistic look to this image warranted a conversion to black and white. I applied a VSCO Film preset to this image from their Film 07 Night Tungsten Pack, the Kodak BW400CN Night Tungsten and with some tweeks to produce this image.
It’s just the simplicity of the Maroon Bells and the stars at twilight.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
- Lens: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon EF
- ISO: 5000
- Focal Length: 14 mm
- Aperture: f/2.8
- Shutter Speed: 20sec.
- Post Processing: Creative Cloud Photography Plan (12 Month Subscription, Download), VSCO Film 07