Sunrise over the West Spanish Peak

Dec 27, 1989

We were fortunate enough to have been invited to photograph on a ranch in the southern Colorado mountains on which the Nature Conservatory has an easement. This lovely spring sunrise shot is of the West Spanish Peak in the Culebra Range way, way down in Southern Colorado hard on the Colorado/New Mexico border. The clouds were bright, vibrant and alive at sunrise and reflecting enough light back to the ground to bring the foreground to life showing the newly budded spring trees and balance the soft greens of the foreground with the strength of the background.