Before and After: Mt Wilson in the Fall


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When it comes to my favorite time of year here in Colorado, the answer is easily fall. Even though I predominately photograph international locations, I always try to make time to explore the Rockies when it comes to the end of September and the start of October each year. This image was captured on Last Dollar Road, just above Telluride, Colorado as a fall storm moved through the valley. If you ever get a chance to experience the San Juan Mountain region during the height of the fall colors, you won’t regret it. Feel free to sign up with my newsletter in the right hand side bar to be notified of my next Colorado fall colors workshop in the area.

Post Processing:

This image was edited purely in Adobe Lightroom. I started out by lightly darkening the shadows as well as adding a touch on contrast. I then adjusted the “Whites” and “Blacks” sliders to fine tune the contrast of the image. I then added a little vibrance and a dash of saturation while bringing back a little more of the warmer tones using the white balance brush in the localized adjustments section. Lastly I used the clone tool and removed dust spots and a few trees that stood out on the bottom frame edge.

Equipment Used:

Camera: Canon 1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon 70-200 2.8L IS II
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/100 sec at f/11

Before/After:

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