I have been here to this overlook at Dallas Divide in Colorado many times and it is amazing….and usually crowded in fall.
During my visits the weather has been ‘perfect’ and other times sunny. What I mean is that one time the sky was so clear, it was hot, and it just was not that great compared to this visit when a storm was passing through and even leaving a dusting of snow on the mountains.
I love photographing in crappy weather! Some of my best or maybe favorite images happened when the weather sucked.
When it is overcast or even raining, specular highlights created by the sun give way to diffused highlights from the overcast. Scene contrast is lowered and colors become more vibrant.
That was the case here at Dallas Divide. One moment the mountains were buried in clouds and the next they peeked through the thinning veil.
And the best part is you cant go in a add in the perfect amount of contrast that you want rather than trying to deal with too much contrast on a sunny day.
I love shooing in crappy weather!
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