This image is a new variant of a black & white image that already exists in my Colorado Landscapes gallery, that I had originally shot and processed over a year-and-a-half ago. Today I decided that the image deserved a color version, too, as it is a sunset after all. I went for a slightly tighter crop on this version, too (the B&W version is not cropped at all), to really draw you into the summit.
I was at the Frisco Bay Marina in Frisco, CO, and had been shooting on the tripod, with my camera aimed across the reservoir over at the "three peaks" (Gray's, Torrey's, and I forget the name of the third one), hoping to get some good alpenglow shots on those peaks. Then I packed up my stuff, threw it in the car, and then, as I closed the trunk and turned to get into my car, I noticed great light over on Peak One. The light was changing fast, so I quickly grabbed my camera out of the bag, and just braced on my car door to stabilize, as I didn't even have time to get out and setup the tripod. This image was shot at 300mm, which is how I got so tight on the summit. I had been testing out my new toys on this trip, which was a new (at the time) Sony A77II camera and Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM lens, and that was the combo used for this image.
I hope you enjoy the image. I miss Colorado, and can't wait to get back out there this Spring for a few days of skiing (heading to Winter Park). First, though, I'm going to finally check out the skiing here in MN, up north at Lutsen Mountains. It'll be cool to be looking out on Lake Superior as I swoosh down the slopes. I've been up there handful of times in the other seasons, but haven't been up there in the winter yet. I'm really looking forward to it.