I headed back up into the Colorado National Monument this evening to get a few photos of Independence Monument since I realized I didn’t have any good ones.
I was up at 4am this morning so that I could make it to Marlboro Point before sunrise. With storms moving through the area today I was hoping for a colorful sunrise. I wasn’t let down. As I drove out to the point, the eastern sky started to turn a dark pink on the horizon. There was a small sliver of sky open just above the horizon to let some light through. Shortly after reaching Marlboro Point and setting up my camera the light show really started.
After all of the clouds and storms passing through the area today, I knew there was a great chance for a colorful sunset. I viewed the maps of the area and settled on a large reservoir at the base of the Grand Mesa that I had not been to before, hoping for some nice scenery. After work I stopped home and grabbed my camera before rushing to the reservoir. There was a muddy 3/4 mile hike in my work clothes involved to reach this area, but I think it was worth it!
Back in November Jackson and I left work and went out to try and photograph the full moon rising over Mount Garfield and the Little Book Cliffs. Unfortunately, the sky was pretty hazy and we couldn’t even see the moon until it had come up a ways over the top of the Book Cliffs. Of course I still tried to take some photos, but I wasn’t happy with them at the time and never tried to process them when I got home. I actually had forgotten about them until today when I came across the folder on my hard drive. I decided to try processing one of the photos and I actually like the way it turned out in black and white.
I also took a photo of St. Mary’s Hospital with the Book Cliffs in the background while we were up there.
I guess the moral of the story is if you aren’t happy with your photos when you take them, let them sit for a while and revisit them later…maybe you will change your mind!