Moonset, Wilkerson Pass 3

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Moonset, Wilkerson Pass 3

Uploaded: January 09, 2006


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.


Dorothy Neumann January 09, 2006

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 January 09, 2006

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 January 09, 2006

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

Corinne M. Thompson January 09, 2006

Beautiful colors and image. #2269562

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 09, 2006

Tom, excellent colors, clarity and light. #2270946

February 21, 2006

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

Corinne M. Thompson February 23, 2006

Congrats on your Finalist :) #2455949

Kerby Pfrangle February 25, 2006

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

Stan Kwasniowski February 25, 2006

Tom awesome, Congratulations #2467042

Isabel L February 25, 2006

This is so simple yet elegant. Congratulations! #2467066

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 25, 2006

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

Corinne M. Thompson February 25, 2006

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

Donna W. Neal February 26, 2006

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Tom #2469792

Milan Banik February 28, 2006

Tom congrates on Outstanding winning work! #2480037

Anita Taylor March 02, 2006

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

Devon McCarroll March 05, 2006

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

Cathy M. Gromball March 21, 2006

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Tom!

Cathy :) #2559103

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