Sunrise at Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado

Sunrise at Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado

July 1, 2005 By Joe Morahan

The sunrise at Maroon Bells, Colorado during the fall season was one sunrise I will never forget. It was a perfect morning to be their shooting. I wake up at my hotel at around 4:30am and started driving right away. I arrived at the parking lot at maybe 4:50am thinking I would be the first photog on the scene. Nope. Not even close. There had to have been 150 other people with tripods and cameras all set up waiting for the shot. I met some great people while out there and look forward to meeting more next year. This shot was a composite of a group of five images all taken that morning. You can see the sunlight just barley hitting the mountain peaks. The aspen trees are all yellow with color and the reflection in the lake was just perfect for me and all the rest there waiting to witness this event.

Shot details: f/11 ; 1/4 sec; ISO 100; 5318×3546 Pixels 
Focal Length 26mm; EF 17-40 mm f/4 L USM
Camera Details: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Joe Morahan