South Park Sunsets

March 29, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Sunset Over Mt. PrincetonSunset Over Mt. Princeton While I still have the landscape photo discount sale going, I thought I'd offer a couple more recent images to entice you. :)  The picture above, which shows the sun setting over Mt. Princeton, and the photo below, which shows a wider view of the Sawatch and South Park at that same outing, were both captured a little ways below the summit of Wilkerson Pass back in mid-January.

 

I had been out in Fairplay for the day, and was on my way back to Manitou Springs.  My timing was perfect, as I realized I wasn't far off from sunset as I approached the Pass.  I was hoping for this when I packed my photo gear in the car that morning.  So I got to the top of the Pass as quickly as I could, parked my car at the rest area there, and quickly grabbed my gear and made a beeline down to some rock outcroppings lower on the hill.  I shot into the sun, unfiltered, hoping to get some cool lens flare effects, which you can see I did.  These weren't typical wide-angle shots; I used my 70-200mm lens on these to get in closer to the mountains across the valley.  Don't be afraid to take out those longer lenses when doing landscape shots!  Too many people think you have to use wide-angle lenses when doing landscape photography, but that just isn't so.  Getting a shot like this in camera, with full detail, is much better than having to crop the hell out of a wide shot later, even if you are shooting with a super-high resolution camera.  So bring along that telephoto lens, too, and look for different composition options.  You might walk away with some great shots that you might not have otherwise.

Sunset Over the Sawatch and South ParkSunset and Lens Flare In addition to both of these new images now being available in the Landscapes gallery, I thought I'd remind you of this South Park sunset photo in the gallery, too; taken last September.  This one was all about those lovely pink clouds overhead,  and bright, yellow sky to the west.  I purposely underexposed the foreground a bit, making it more silhouetted than it actually was, to put all the focus on the sky and horizon.  This is one of my favorite pics from last Fall:

South Park Sunset, Ryan Fonkert PhotographySouth Park Sunset Remember: you can pick up any of these prints (or any other landscape prints!) now for 50% through the end of the month!  Just enter coupon code, RFP-50-OFF, when completing your order.  No minimum or maximum to buy!


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