Colorado Moon To Milk
In what turned out to be my final good image from my recent trip to the San Juans, I caught what looked to me like the perfect moment at twilight. The sun's glow from beyond the horizon was just starting to provide some great light and the moon had lifted up off the horizon providing a fiery glow through the clouds. And on the far right side, I was just early enough to catch the starry skies including the Milky Way before it faded from view.
After driving much of the night trying to find places where my scouted locations weren't covered by thick clouds, I was happy to finally nail this spot with great skies and a terrific calm water reflection! This panoramic composite image was stitched together from 5 overlapping horizontal captures using PTGui. The captures were taken with my Nikon D700 and Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens at Andrews Lake on Molas Pass between Silverton and Durango, Colorado.
January 22nd, 2013
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