5 days ago
I'm changing things up from Italy and going back to Colorado for this post.
This picture was from a week ago and will be the last time I get to play in the mountains for a little while. I'm finally having my shoulder surgery tomorrow, which is good. However, I'll be unable to do what I love for some time, which is a bummer. At least it's not forever, but it's gonna take some months to get back to anything resembling normal.
That said, I went up to Dream lake with my friends @benstraussphotography and @wmorleyphotography for sunrise. Ben and I have been to Dream countless times, but Wes had never seen it, so of course we had to go with him. It also seemed like the perfect opportunity to get on the trail and hang out with my friends. I had no expectations of getting any pictures, I was just happy to be outside with some good company.
I also took it as an opportunity to play around and experiment with compositions. It was a nice feeling to just have fun without worrying about missing the light or being bummed that the conditions weren't perfect, which I do far too often.
On the way down the trail, we saw this one little puffy cloud hanging over Longs Peak. It would ebb and flow, but never drift away, almost as if it was dancing atop the mountain. On top of the that, the light was absolutely perfect for the moment.
When I finally looked at the pictures from that morning on my computer, it was by far my favorite. That little cloud adds all the character in the world to an already fantastic view. I'm glad I got the chance to see it. It was a good way to hit pause on going outside for a while.
So that's it. Who knows what I'll post next, but I figure I'll take this time to do some more drawing and painting. Maybe re-edit some old photos. I just don't know.
Shot with sony alpha a6300
Shot details: f4.5, 1/4000 second, iso 250, 37mm (I wasn't paying attention to my settings and got lucky lol)