Posted on July 10, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Before and after the rains …
A fiery sunset looking west from near DIA is colored by wildfire haze.
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s been a while since I posted a sunset series, and yesterday’s Facebook pic of the day became an instant classic, so I thought I would upload a few more images from recent sunsets, in particular, a set from Sunday night taken as the most recent batch of monsoon moisture started to lift out of the area. Post-storm sunsets often offer the best lighting, and Sunday was no exception. I also snapped a few shots of an apocalyptic-looking sunset just before the rains came to help quell the devastating Front Range wildfires.
The sun drops behind the Rockies, burning a hole in the hazy Front Range skies.
Sunday’s sunset started with subtle lighting.
The colorful phase started with reflected alpenglow on Guyot and Baldy.
A small pond at the edge of rapidly shrinking Dillon Reservoir helped give this version better light balance and depth.
The colors were intense on every point of the compass.
I intentionally underexposed a few frames and chose this composition to highlight one of the lone dead lodgepoles standing guard along the shore.
The peaks of the Divide bathed in alpenglow.
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