West Elk Mountains Summer Sunset

Gunnison National Forest, Colorado

I captured this display of light and summer alpine wildflowers just after sunset on a beautiful July evening. I had another composition set up[ a few hundred yards away when the light began to explode in this direction. Luckily I had pre-scouted this composition the day before and was able to get the Zone VI Large Format Camera set up, focused and shot just in time before the light faded moments later.

Zone VI 4x5 Large Format, Nikkor 120mm, 8 seconds at F32, Kodak E100, Nisi 3 Stop (soft) ND Grad & Tiffen 81a Warming Filter. Film developed in CineStill Dynamic Chrome E6. Photo © copyright by Joseph Rossbach.

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