After Sunset

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D850
-4906891/1000000 sec. / ISO 160
Nearest Area
Wet Mountain Valley
Town
Westcliffe, Colorado
Brief Directions
Colorado CR 69
Description
Sometimes it pays to stick around a little longer: I had high hopes for a beautiful sunset behind the Rockies of Southern Colorado, but it never really materialize on that particular evening. It was bitter cold with the windchill below zero and I was more than ready to call it a day. But somehow I persuaded myself to hang in for another 15 or 20 minutes after the sun had long vanished behind the tall 14,000+ ft peaks. It was getting dark fast now. But, sure enough, suddenly the sky was turning from ash-grey steadily into a purplish pink interlaced with clouds in many shades of blue and dark purple. To put a bit more drama into the already stunning scenery I did 20 second to 30 second exposures, allowing the clouds to race over the stoic, sharp mountains, giving the images a painting-like finish.
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Date Added
January 24, 2021
Date Taken
January 13, 2021