Sunrise in Snowy Valley

Equipment Info
NIKON D850
480mm / f/8 / 1/200 sec. / ISO 125
State/Province/Region
Colorado
Nearest Area
Westcliffe
Town
westcliffe
Brief Directions

Colorado CR 69, 15 miles South of Westcliffe

Description

The first rays of the sun reveal the morning after: During the night a snowstorm had blanketed the Wet Mountain Valley in South Central Colorado, obscuring the usually visible high peaks of the Rockies. The rising sun - filtered by freezing fog and a few remaining flakes - gave the rolling foothills this incredible pinkish-golden hue. And the combination of it all created a slightly diffused clarity, almost like a watercolor painting. Especially when you look at the old log cabin - the only structure with clear lines in the entire landscape. But my favorite feature in this scene has to be the red dirt road which leads the eye through the photo - and the beauty of winter.

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Date Added
January 14, 2020
Date Taken
January 13, 2020