The Light on the Horizon

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The light on the horizon.
As we scouted for our evening locations a couple of weeks ago in Estes Park and the National Parks Night Skies Photography Workshops, this location really caught my eye. It was a perfect location with the open valley facing east and the mountains to our west. As we waited for sunset and the blue hour, the lights from Estes Park caused a color cast on the clouds that were low to the horizon. I did a long exposure to smooth out the clouds, but still capture the color and a few stars above the clouds. It turned out to be our night sky spot as well as our sunrise spot and was a great location for both.
Tamron SP 15-30mm Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, shutter speed of 30 seconds, ISO 800, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, Lowepro Flipside 500AW photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron

3 Responses to “The Light on the Horizon”

  1. This was a great spot for the workshop. If you could have just had someone turn up the thermostat, it would have been perfect! Thanks for being such a great teacher.

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