Sunrise Over Upper Goliath

Another beautiful sunrise over the Colorado Rockies. On an early morning drive up the Mount Evans Highway, I pulled to the side of the road, along the Upper Goliath Wilderness Area, and hiked a short distance to capture the sunrise. Finding an interesting, small bristle-cone pine tree as foreground interest, I set up the tripod and captured a lot of images of the sun as it inched it’s way over the mountains and through the clouds:

Sunrise Over Upper Goliath Wilderness

This image is a result of combining 3 individual images of varying exposures (a process called HDR, High Dynamic Range). I would have loved to have had more clouds in the sky for more color, but still a nice way to wake up!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Tamron 17-35 mm lens, shot at 17 mm
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead
  • ISO 200
  • f/19
  • Shutter 1/6 sec., 1/2 sec., 1/15 sec.
  • Processing: 3 images were combined (HDR) in Photomatix Pro software, to get final image



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