Moonset, Wilkerson Pass 3

© Tom Schmitt

Moonset, Wilkerson Pass 3

Dorothy Neumann Student 1/9/2006 4:23:44 AM

This is so pretty. It reminds me of driving through the desert under a full moon and being able to see for miles and miles. Where is Wilkerson Pass? #371788

Tom Schmitt 1/9/2006 4:41:56 AM

Thank you Dorothy for commenting! Wilkerson Pass is about an hour west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. Whenever I go to the Fairplay area and Buffalo Peaks Wildernsss Area, I stop and enjoy the view, and sometimes some nice light for photos, at the pulloff spot just west of the pass. There are a couple of other shots in my gallery from the same day (one was a Finalist and Photo of the Day #342). #2267873

Jörgen 1/9/2006 11:45:36 AM

Beautiful landscape whith lots of mood an great colors. Like the way you have captured the moon.
Love it!!!
/Jörgen #2269439

Corinne M. Thompson 1/9/2006 12:48:29 PM

Beautiful colors and image. #2269562

Janine Russell 1/9/2006 8:05:08 PM

Tom, excellent colors, clarity and light. #2270946

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/21/2006 3:21:35 PM

beautiful colors and mood - although oversharpened-the moon has a black ring around it. #2448624

Corinne M. Thompson 2/23/2006 1:45:53 AM

Congrats on your Finalist :) #2455949

kerby lee pfrangle 2/25/2006 1:07:51 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. Job well done and beautiful image. Kerby #2466631

Stan Kwasniowski 2/25/2006 1:56:37 PM

Tom awesome, Congratulations #2467042

Isabel L 2/25/2006 2:00:39 PM

This is so simple yet elegant. Congratulations! #2467066

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/25/2006 7:19:07 PM

Outstanding winning image, congratulations!!! Wow, this is fabulous! #2468408

Corinne M. Thompson 2/25/2006 8:38:22 PM

A well deserved win...Congrats :) #2468751

Donna W. Neal 2/26/2006 5:34:42 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Tom #2469792

Milan Banik 2/28/2006 12:28:31 PM

Tom congrates on Outstanding winning work! #2480037

Anita Taylor 3/2/2006 7:11:27 PM

Lovely colors and simplicity make this incredible! Congratulations on your win, Tom! #2489761

Devon McCarroll 3/5/2006 7:30:38 AM

Beautiful shot! I could stare at it for hours! #2498826

Cathy M. Gromball 3/21/2006 5:21:51 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Tom!

Cathy :) #2559103


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Description

Galen Rowell described it as the "twilight wedge", where the earth's cool shadow gives way to the warmer colors of daylight (and vice versa for the end of the day). The moonset series I shot at Wilkerson Pass shows this better than any I've done. The light changes dramatically as the moon sets through the haze and the sun rises. Tripod-mounted Nikon N65 with Nikkor ED 70-300mm lens.

Uploaded on 1/9/2006 2:43:09 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon N65/F65 SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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