October 1, 2015

Maroon Bells

I spent most of last week in Colorado with my good friend, Rick Louie and his Colorado Fall Color Tour. It was an intensive, exhausting and glorious experience from which I am still recovering. The tour started with a drive from Denver to Aspen on Wednesday.

After a fantastic dawn shoot at Maroon Bells, The Tour continued to the Telluride area, quite possibly the prettiest part of this gorgeous state. I will have a full report about the trip (featuring a lot of images, of course) in the near future. But for now, here are a couple of shots of Maroon Bells.

Maroon Bells is a destination spot for photographers. You have to arrive early to get a good spot to shoot. For our group that meant a wake up call of 3:30 AM departure for a 4:15 arrival — making us the first on the scene.

By the time the sun rose there were over 100 photographers lining the shore to shoot this iconic scene. Our early arrival afforded us the opportunity to shoot the night sky, which was also great fun. Below is a wide shot of Maroon Bells during the morning blue hour.

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