Gem of the Rockies

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    Ouray Colorado under a mostly clear night sky. Took about a half an hour to figure out how to make this shot happen. I have seen a lot of photos from this overlook, but none that really captures that special feeling of winter in a mountain town. I know there are a lot of hotels here, but it still seems like someone has left a light on for me while I was away. How many light sources can you count?
    {at the risk of pulling the curtain back too far: Started off with some pretty heavy filtration, which gave mixed results. The super wide lens I ended up using doesn't accept filters, so I started to bracket time and WB. What you see here is the result of many individual exposures selectively blended together. Got lucky with the cloudless sky. Most of that day was a high overcast, which, also luckily, was settled over Montrose whose light pollution is visible at center frame. These results gave me a helluvan idea for the next shot, I love it when ideas chase each other around the room!}

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    1. Vickycec 39 months ago | reply

      this image is beautiful.

    2. Allan Raymund 39 months ago | reply


    3. PHiL™ 39 months ago | reply

      very nice!!

    4. SergeK  39 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful image, very well presented. Thanks for sharing with us.
      Thank you for your visit !

      (Explored, congrats!!)

    5. Ylejan 39 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot. Congrats

      please look at my last upload
      Dalla Puglia alla Calabria in un solo scatto

    6. sotmax 39 months ago | reply

      very very nice...

    7. Pixilista 39 months ago | reply

      Absolutely magnificent - even with all the post processing, this picture has such a wonderful feel to it. Instant favorite; I hope you follow through on your next ideas!

    8. Pulgarcita. 39 months ago | reply

      una bellezaa!!

    9. Neil Kremer 39 months ago | reply

      That's really cool man. Love the blending work.

    10. michael.gulledge 34 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot! Where was this taken from in Ouray?

    11. rocketfuelie 31 months ago | reply

      I practically live here. I was there just yesterday. My favourite thing about this shot is how the light of the town shines on the surrounding mountains because it's so closed in. Magical.

    12. Pan.101 21 months ago | reply

      wonderful photo.

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