If you’re a photographer in Colorado, it is required (perhaps by law) that you have two shots in your portfolio. First, you need the fall Aspens looking up at the sky shot. I haven’t nailed that one yet, but I did get this last week up on the Buena Vista side of Cottonwood Pass near Cottonwood Lake.
Mmmmm. Beeer. Courtesy of Colorado Plus, Crooked Stave, Odyssey Beerworks. and a couple others I can’t make out.
I took this shot three years ago and whiffed. This is a little better.
After I shot “Southbound,” which I posted yesterday, I turned, took three steps around and shot this. I used a very similar workflow, except this is a tad more contrasty (me being me, you know). Also, the light is a little different facing north. I then employed a cooler mild blue toner vs the ambrotype finish I used on “Southbound.” I’ll be interested to see what everyone makes of the contrast between the two.
This is dedicated to 5280LM’s Greg Stene, a Springs native. Greg is on the mend from a nasty accident and here’s hoping he’s back up and running soon.