As mentioned in an earlier post, we are beginning to branch out beyond business/lingerie posts. Here is a post from friend and fantastic professional photographer Dave Gill. Be sure to check out his site for much more!
Trail Ridge Road is one of Colorado’s most famous scenic roads, connects
Estes Park with Grand Lake, and reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet above
sea level. This sunset was photographed from a spot well above timberline,
on , the temperature was slightly below freezing, and the wind was
blowing at about 50 mph. It’s always best always to be prepared for
‘interesting’ weather when you are in the mountains.
My favorite time for sunrise and sunset photography is as storms are either
moving in or breaking up and this sunset was no exception. The smoke from a
forest fire burning west of Fort Collins contributed to the intensity of the
colors. My wife, Anne, and I drove through the thunderstorm and got to the
spot where we planned to view the sunset before the colors developed, set up
our cameras and waited to see what it would look like. Many times a storm
doesn’t cooperate and the sunset is either behind clouds or doesn’t develop
into something spectacular, but this was one of the times that all of the
elements came together.