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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.

All images are ©copyright Jacob Lynn Routzahn. You may not replicate, use, manipulate, modify, print, or any other form of editing to my work without my permission. All rights reserved.
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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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