Rio Chama

Rio Chama

Rio Chama

This image was more challenging than expected to create.  I had already been at another location down the road for close to an hour before I relocated.  By the time I set up again I was frozen and could barely feel anything with my hands, they were so numb.  The sun was rising further to my left  than I had hoped.  This changed the angle of light from what I had envisioned meaning that there would be shadow where I had anticipated light.  Fortunately the light fell on the trees that still had some leaves and accentuated their fall color.  Unfortunately the light lasted less than five minutes before it became too intense.

Overall I’m very pleased with the image.  It is one of those places that makes you wonder what it’s like at different times of the year.  A few weeks earlier and there would have been more fall color, spring might bring an entirely different look and colors.  I have a feeling that someday I’ll be back in the same spot, hopefully on a warmer morning.

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