A long exposure captures the tail lights of buses and cars as they speed by. The City and County Building performs a great light show for spectators. This happens every year and doesn’t end until the later part of January. Go visit! #PureColorado
On the way up to Mt. Evans there is a nice little stream with a waterfall. I had extra time before my appointment, so I used it to capture this waterfall. It wasn’t as easy as it looks, as I had to climb down upon a rock to get a better view. It was worth it. I used a ND Filter so I could take a long exposure and make the water look soft and dreamy. It works better than an iPhone!
Colorado has some very dark skies, once you get away from the Front Range. This past weekend, I joined a group of photographers as we took photos of the Milky Way while one in the group drove a car on the pass. Since I was taking a long exposure the light trails of the car were also recorded in the image. It was a very fun evening!
They say the first 5 miles of the Horse Drive are the most dangerous. The horses want to run and they do! Here they are crossing the bridge, where shortly after everyone gets to take a break. From here on out the pace slows and we all get used to being together on the #GreatAmericanHorseDrive.
It might look like I’m standing right in their path, but no worries, I’m actually off to the side of the bridge, wedged between a couple of parked cars. The road curves as it exits the bridge, so this isn’t nearly as dangerous as it looks. Plus I’m shooting with a 200mm lens, f8, 1/2000 sec at 1000 ISO.
I like how the horses are looking right at me. They like having their picture taken!