East River Sunrise

Crested Butte, Colorado

I have photographed this scene a few times over the years. the first was on 35mm film back in the late 90's and then again in the mid 2000's on digital. While out in Colorado this summer I returned again to have a crack at it on large format. I arrived the evening before and scouted out a composition and then camped nearby to be on location before sunrise. I used a combination of front tilt and back tilt to bring the image into focus from near to far and make the Corn Lilly appear larger in the foreground. I was lucky to have some of the best light and atmosphere of the entire trip on this morning.

Zone VI, Nikkor 75mm, 15 seconds (with reciprocity failure) at F32, Kodak Ektar 100. Photo © copyright by Joseph Rossbach.

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