Maroon Bells Early Morning

Maroon Bells Early Morning

March 25, 2005 By Joe Morahan

Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado

I woke up at around 3:30am to start my day today. I found a great hill last night and thought it might be a great place to view the sunrise while still having Maroon Bells in the background. I had hundreds of other photographers all standing next to me and the lake and I did not want to have a shot that hundreds of others have. I wanted my own view. So I woke up early and climbed a mountain in the pitch dark. No fear- kinda. I walked straight up until my legs would not take another step. Then went even further. I got to a great view point where you can see the whole valley below. The clouds were just right and I had a bit of good luck. The valley when lit by the sun showed the beautiful yellow and gold colors that fill Aspen Colorado every year.

Shot details: f/11 ; 1/80 sec; ISO 100; 5616×3324 Pixels 
Focal Length 36mm; EF 17-40 mm f/4 L USM

Camera Details: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Joe Morahan