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Last Light at Chimney Rock by Jacob-Routzahn Last Light at Chimney Rock by Jacob-Routzahn
On the first evening of my trip to SW Colorado for the changing leaves, I found myself heading down a winding gravel road in the middle of the night. Deciding that "vista point" probably meant that something vast and open was going to be around, I pulled over and set up camp (i.e. the back of my car). The next morning I began shooting well before sunrise and quickly found out that this was a spot I had been trying to find for sometime. Happy as a nerd on a computer, I shot away, even though the lighting sucked and this was clearly a sunset spot.

So, with the remainder of the day, I roamed the surrounding mountains finding fun trails and other potential spots to shoot. Knowing that I would return to this area in the evening, the only thing I could think of was, "Please let there be some good light."

With huge amounts of luck, and being in the right place at the right time, the very last light of the day cast a brilliant red glow across Chimney Rock and the Courthouse. Not only was the color beautiful, but so was the changing aspens. Though not at their peak, seeing entire mountainsides filled with yellows, oranges, reds and greens is something in its own.

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Sjukligt-Grav-Bloss Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
When you see things like this you understand why man was ment to live in the nature, but this mountain will be torn down and turned into a parking lot in time becouse thats how we are as humans :) we spread ourselfs and our Buildings like a desiease. Everything will begone eventually
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
Very true.
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Redilion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
This is epic and beautiful. It's perfect exaple of nature photo!   Thanks for sharing this.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the comment! :D
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JustinGSinclair Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Love it, good shot!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks man!
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Nicky8 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
beautiful shot!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :highfive:
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witchhunttress Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
amazing :llama:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have shared a beautiful capture of light~color~nature~ at her best!
A wonderful way to end the day~:heart:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well I appreciate the lovely comment! Glad you enjoy it! :D
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oOToetjeOo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist
an awesome shot :D i am aslo a sucker for those red and green hues of the Colorado plateau XD
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ditto! And thank you for the comment!
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oOToetjeOo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
ah no probs XD
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Man!!:clap::clap:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D :handshake:
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:
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VertiEarth Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply breathtaking. I love shots like this, great timing too!!!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well thank you! I'm pleased you like it! :D
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AbstractDr3ams Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I HAVE to get out there one day, stunning views. Great picture, as expected :worship:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :D Get out there and enjoy it! The area is unbelievable!
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siyeh75 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I hope you enjoyed your trip. I have certainly enjoyed seeing the photos from it.
Gorgeous!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
I most definitely did! I just wish I sold enough prints to do it again. And again. And again. And..... you get the picture :D
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siyeh75 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
The picture? lol... yeah, I got it! ;)
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wolfnipplechips Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo! Wow!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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