Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Remember to Check the Rearview Mirror

One of my favorite things to do while I’m travelling is to get up before sunrise and go driving, just to see what I might find in the early light. The photograph below was taken on such a morning a few weeks ago, when I explored one of the numerous gravel roads near our cabin in Granby. I was driving into a deep valley, and the sun had just begun to illuminate the high peaks ahead of me. In my rearview mirror, I noticed the looming backdrop of mountains awash in the morning light.

The layer effect of the mountain backdrop combined with the diffuse wildfire smoke fascinated me throughout our stay, and it became a feature of many of my photographs from the trip. Last week, I posted another of such photographs, taken under similar circumstances. Don’t be surprised if you see more of them here in the future.

road at sunrise, colorado

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