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After Sunrise

Posted by
Julie L. Brown, Photobirder (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 31 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison County Colorado

The sun gave the rocks to the west a red glow after the sun rose, for the last image of my Colorado photo workshop. I spent the rest of the day driving back to Denver over Cottonwood Pass, a beautiful scenic route that goes over the Collegiate Peaks. I will post a few of those images, then it will be back to the birds and butterflies of summer 2010.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/40 second F/16.0 ISO 1000 50 mm

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This photoblog is my nature journal and travelogue. Many of my wildlife images were made in environments impacted by humans. My goal is to feature each animal in a way that allows the viewer to sense the essence of its life in the wild. The purpose of the accompanying narratives is to enhance awareness and appreciation of our natural world, as well as to inspire everyone to protect and care for it.

Cruz from exurbia, United States

The gilding on the mountains is magical and not easy to capture! You did “good” as the kids say!

31 Aug 2010 6:23am

@Cruz: Thank you. I do remember being a bit unsure of how to shoot this.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I like how the light is falling on the mountains of the background. Lovely panoramic presentation too.
A very beautiful landscape photo ! Have a nice day Julie :)

31 Aug 2010 9:14am

@Tamara: Thank you Tamara. I am guilty of using the panoramic crop often!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful landscape.. the montain, reservoir and the sky.. all in the right place to please the viewer :)

31 Aug 2010 9:52am

@Sarito: Thank you. The light makes all the difference!

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Great light in this beautiful landscape.

31 Aug 2010 1:24pm

@Vaido: Thank you. I learned that the best images are made when the light is best.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous light in this pretty landscape !

31 Aug 2010 1:28pm

@MARIANA: Thank you so much!

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Beautiful light...love the vastness of this view!

31 Aug 2010 2:16pm

@Sara: Thank you Sara. I wish I had thought to shoot multiple frames to stitch together in photoshop. Oh well, next year!

Gillian Barfoot from Saint John, Canada

I love that tufty field in the foreground -- great texture and subtle shadow -- and of course the mountains and the light and, well, the whole landscape is just lovely.

31 Aug 2010 4:07pm

@Gillian Barfoot: Thanks Gillian. From this angle the sage looks thicker. You can actually walk through it.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice image with a great sunset mood !

31 Aug 2010 4:10pm

@Loner: Thank you Sonja.

Joan Coole from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful indeed. Great of you to share this one!

31 Aug 2010 5:34pm

@Joan Coole: Thank you for your comment!

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful light Julie!

31 Aug 2010 9:13pm

@Richard: Thanks Richard. We were almost ready to leave but I like the light so I stayed a bit longer.

Johan Dierckx from Wijnegem, Belgium

Although the landscape is very different, I can see the same way of making the compo as in the image of two days ago. (The 1/3ths compo). You must like this very much ;-) Seeing all the images of your Colorade workshop this must have been a very intense but interesting workshop. Greetz, Julie :-)

31 Aug 2010 10:17pm

@Johan Dierckx: Yes Johan, I like the panoramic compositions. I tend to crop this way when the sky has no interest. The Colorado landscape is beautiful, and the workshop kept us busy driving to sunrise and sunset shoots. I did not get to spend enough time birding, hiking trails or working wildflower macros. It is a 2.5 hour plane ride to get to the mountains from where I live. That is why I like to go there at least twice a year. Thanks for your comment.

JOEMULLIGAN from burnsville, nc, United States

i like your panoramas, julie. love the texture of the brush in the foreground, then the green trees, the smoky blue lake, the firey mountain, and the serenely peaceful sky.....

1 Sep 2010 2:35am

@JOEMULLIGAN: Thanks Joe. That is a nice comment.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful panoramic view! i like the layered landscape and the light shining on the mountains in the background makes me look deep into the shot - lovely work!

1 Sep 2010 4:01am

@DarkElf: Thank you.

Sunder from Chennai, India

Lovely panoramic view..

1 Sep 2010 9:07am

@Sunder: Thank you for the comment.

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

The rising sun lights up just the right areas to make a good photo.

2 Sep 2010 10:40am

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/40 second
F/16.0
ISO 1000
50 mm

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