Sunrise in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

Equipment Info
DJI FC7203
8965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 100
Nearest Area
Wet Mountain Valley
Westcliffe, CO
Brief Directions
Colorado CR 69
I took this photo with the help of my drone. I saw the special light of the rising sun flooding parts of the foothills of the Rockies and the wide open spaces of the connecting Wet Mountain Valley, but somehow felt this scene must look even more spectacular from the sky. So I quickly flew the drone straight up and instantly knew that was the right move: Light and shadow were very unusual plus the peaks of the Rockies were looming as a stark contrast - with fog banks and clouds - in the background. And the partial illumination of the "green zone", where the tiny creek meanders through, was the icing on the cake. And only visible through the lens of the drone.
Date Added
August 17, 2020
Date Taken
July 26, 2020