I just got back from spring break skiing in Breckenridge, CO with the fam. I guess one of the benefits of traveling a lot for work, is that you build up some frequent flyer miles to take a trip here and there. Anyway,I thought I’d post a photo from the only time my DSLR made it out of the bag. I was there for 6 days and my camera bag/tripod sat in the corner of the room (taking back seat to skiing) for the first 5 :) Then one morning I woke up early, looked outside and saw some decent clouds, and decided to go shoot.

Actually, if I’m being honest, I went back to bed first. Then I laid there for about 10 minutes, knowing I wouldn’t actually sleep at this point, because I’d be wondering what kind of sunrise I’d miss. So I got dressed (warmly), grabbed my gear, got in the rental car and went out for a chilly 7°F sunrise shoot.

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Breckenridge Sunrise

Photo Info:
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: 1/20 sec.
ISO: 100
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33 and BH-55 Ballhead

I really had absolutely no idea where the sun would come up, as I hadn’t been up that early since I was in Breck (I think that’s how the cool kids say it ;) ). It’s always hard shooting in the mountains because sometimes sunrise/sunset is a bust, because the sun comes up behind a mountain. And by the time it actually gets over the peak, the good light is gone. But I found a location that looked pretty decent, (and I got somewhat lucky) in that it caught some early light.

Sadly, I’m back in the swing of things. I had a great week watching my kids tear up the slopes (not bad for FL kids either), and we returned with all bones and limbs intact. Have a good one!