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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Oct 2, 2012, 9:05:13 PM
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Night Falls Over Wilson Peak by Jacob-Routzahn Night Falls Over Wilson Peak by Jacob-Routzahn
On my recent trip to Southwest Colorado and the Canyonlands of Utah, I made a point to try and find a place photographed by Thomas Mangelsen. It is one of Colorado's hardest, and in my opinion most beautiful, 14ers. The peak is known as Wilson Peak (14,017 ft) and after driving down a wrong road believing I finally figured out where it was for sunset, I finally came to the conclusion I was wrong. So, in the later hours of the evening, I found myself searching for it in the middle of the night.

Miles away from everything in the hot rod, I decided to pull over on the side of the road and check my location. Using a high ISO to reduce the length of my exposure, just to check I was in the right area, I figured out that I was. Cheers began to erupt into the pitch black of the night knowing that a good shot would soon ensue.

So, lowering my ISO and dragging out my shutter, I sat quietly alongside the gravel road, eating my chilli, tuna burrito and chicken noodle soup waiting for my exposure to finish. Once I knew I had my low noise exposure, I again cranked the ISO up to shoot and freeze the stars. A manual blend in photoshop created the image you see here.

Enjoy!

P.S. The lighting is from the moon rising back and to my left.

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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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this came out exceptionally well !
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
hahaha, thanks man. I thought I saw a bear when I was taking this. But it was just a horse.
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moneyshot5148 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind.... Blown.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well keep you wits man! You need to be thinking about moving out here in April! Remember?! You promised.
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work on the blending. Could have fooled me.
And what a chow hound. Chili, burrito and soup!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
hahaha, dude I was starved! I'd been rationing my food for a while and decided to splurge that night. I just plopped myself down right in the middle of a gravel road and cooked everything up right there. And actually smashed it there too (ate it)!! :lol: Definitely had a good night sleep that night in the hot rod :)
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nothing like a satisfied stomach to sleep on.
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done my friend!! :clap: :clap:
Cindy
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well thank you very much :)
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome !!!
Cindy
:heart:
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