I’m starting a new annual tradition in 2020 – Panorama Week! I just returned from an incredible trip to Colorado and will be sharing my Top 7 panoramic images from the stunning Rocky Mountains. Be sure to check back often as I will be posting each day’s panorama below!
Each pano will be available for prints too! They will all be custom orders in either 12″ x 36″ or 10″ x 20″ panoramic prints (depending on proper sizing). Each pano will be framed and priced at $500. Send a message to email@example.com to claim the first edition! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did while viewing these incredible scenes in person!
October 6, 2020: Rocky Mountain Moonrise
This was taken while driving along the stunning Colorado dirt roads through endless swaths of fall color. The sky lit up a bright pink, illuminating the aspens and Rocky mountain peaks just as the full moon rose overhead. Perfection!
October 7, 2020: Mt Wilson Sunrise, Telluride CO
Few views are more spectacular than Mt. Wilson outside of Telluride, Colorado. The majestic peak towers over fields of endless glowing aspen groves while the sunlight just started to light the mountains with the calm, still hues of sunrise. This is a 6 image panorama, taken at the exact moment I was waiting for. The air was cold and still, the aspens were motionless and just started to glow, and the full Mt. Wilson peak was lit up enough to see. In between moments of seeing my own breath in view of the camera, I hit the shutter 6 times to permanently save this stunning moment!
October 8, 2020: Autumn Rainy Falls
After a day full of rain, the autumn colors were really shining against the rocky mountain cliffs! The waterfall was flowing strongly through the scene and the lighting was perfect to get a balance of the different painted colors of fall. Even though this wasn’t the destination of the hike, I think it stole the show!
October 9, 2020: Alone
Have you ever felt alone in a crowd? That’s what I imagined this lonesome aspen felt as it was surrounded by hundreds of others towering overhead! This scene was somewhere along a dirt road in central Colorado. I stopped the car immediately when I saw the golden sunset side light illuminating the scene, like a spotlight on this lone aspen.
October 10, 2020: Rocky Alpenglow
Have you ever woken up at 5am to watch the sky slowly start to glow before sunrise? The deep blue of the Earth’s shadow slowly dips toward the horizon, and just moments later the peak of Mt. Wilson lit up bright red with the first rays of the new day.
October 11, 2020: Approaching Storms
Just as I got to the top of the mountain, I turned back and saw the inclement weather changing rapidly. The alpine lake we had just stopped to see what incredible, but cold and windy as all hell! This explained that…. Anyway, I ended up hiking as fast as possible back down to the tiny lake in the center of this image where the car was parked, hoping to beat the rain!
October 12, 2020: The Fisherman
My favorite moment in the entire trip to Colorado for the fall of 2020 was this impeccably still, calm moment where a fisherman stood against the shores of an alpine lake as the moon rose overhead. The air was cool and silent, the water motionless, and the full moon rose overhead as the mountains and fall foliage glowed around us. Spectacular!
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