Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunny Hillside Morning in Breckenridge

Early one morning on a recent ski trip to Colorado I hiked up the road a bit to shoot some photos of the sun rising up over the mountains and over the town of Breckenridge.  The sunrise was great but the angle of the mountains and the view over the town wasn't quite what I was hoping for.  That's just a function of me not taking the time to scout a good location ahead of time.  As often happens, though, there's something interesting nearby even if the shot you had in your mind doesn't work out too well.  Many times I've tried to get a shot a certain way and have it not work out for whatever reason.  This time it was a less than attractive skier parking lot directly between the camera and sun.  It was a half mile or so away but the viewers eye would have started with the sun, traced down a nice natural line created by distant mountains and led straight down into...buses.  Not so cool.  And I didn't really have time to move or change my angle enough to correct my problem.

So I turned ninety degrees to the right and shot the sun lighting some these trees and the hillside right beside be, with the town of Breckenridge in the background.  It's a much nicer scene, shows some morning light and still captures the mountains the parts of the ski town that I wanted to get.  This just proves that sometimes Plan B or Plan C is every bit as good or better than whatever shot Plan A is or was.

Hills above Breckenridge Colorado

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