Today’s post comes from the Upper Goliath Wilderness Area, along the Mount Evan’s Highway in the Colorado Rockies. My last sunrise I posted was a beauty (“Sunrise Over Upper Goliath”), but while reviewing the images later in the day (on the back of my camera), I wished I would have photographed the sunrise with a telephoto lens. Why? A telephoto lens will do a couple of things: First, it will add a “compression” effect, drawing the mountain layers closer to each other, and second, will show the sun as a larger body in the image. So the following morning I got up well before sunrise and headed back up to the Upper Goliath Wilderness Area. This time I shot with my 100-400mm lens. Here is a progression of the sunrise that morning:
As it turned out, there was little “compression” since the cloud layer was very low along the skyline. But I love the fact that the many clouds created an amazing palette for the brilliant colors in the sunrise! And the larger sun really adds to the composition … after all, that is the subject of these images.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D Mark 2 body
- Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead
- ISO 200
- Shutter 1/6 sec., 1/10 sec., 1/13 sec., 1/25 sec.