Maroon Bells at twilight from my 2016 trip to Colorado. I really like the stars that appear around the clouds in this one.
Yes, I am a year behind in editing. I recently finished up the photos from the 2016 & 2017 Cass Fall Photography Workshops. In 2016, I was on a flight back from Colorado on Saturday morning, so I missed most of Saturday, arriving just in time for the night session:
Sunday featured a photo excursion to Whittaker including scenes at Back Mountain Road Crossing:
Gum Road Crossing:
In contrast to my late arrival in 2016, I made it in time for the Friday night welcome session for the first time ever in 2017. Clayton gave a great talk on seeing and on composition.
Saturday included a shoot at the Jail:
We did an outdoor flash lesson with Monica serving as our fly fisherman model:
Saturday ended with the traditional night session, this time at the water tank:
Sunday started with a session inside the company store:
And we ended the weekend with a real treat. We were granted access to the Ice House for a photo session:
Thanks again to Walter, Clayton, Monica, Matt and Andrew for all their hard work in putting together a great weekend. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us this fall.
In one of the scenes from the night session at the Cass Fall Photography Workshops, Andy checks the line shaft of Western Maryland Shay ‘Big 6’ with the help of an inspector’s lantern.
I recently finished editing photos from the 2016 & 2017 Cass Fall Photography Workshops, so I’ll do a trip report Tuesday.
This weekend, I’m attending the 2017 edition of the Cass Fall Photography Workshop. While there isn’t a photo charter component this year, I’m happy that the night photo shoot will occur again this year. The photo above is from the night session at last year’s workshop. I can’t wait to see what Walter and Clayton have in store for us this year.
With any luck, I’ll post the photos from last year’s workshop in the next month.
Continuing on from Part 2, the next stop was Maroon Bells for sunrise. Located in the Snowmass Wilderness, this is a very popular sunrise photo location. Unfortunately a storm was blowing through so I didn’t get the alpine glow sunrise that you typically see here. Instead I got a nice pre-dawn shot (above) with some stars visible between the clouds and a late morning shot when the sun came out and the wind stopped just long enough to get a decent reflection in the lake.
From there I traveled south over Independence Pass, stopping at a couple of spots to take photos of the spectacular landscape before heading to Great Sand Dunes National Park.
I arrived at Great Sand Dunes in a windstorm, so I didn’t spend much time on the dune field. Clouds over the park with clear skies to the west provided some nice storm light on the Dunes.
Dune field from the Entrance Road:
Look for Part 4 covering the two railroad photo charters this trip was centered around in a couple of weeks.