cavazbe
cavazbe

Hooked



A time-lapse along Colorado's Million Dollar highway.

A time-lapse along Colorado's Million Dollar highway.
Read less

Views

967

Likes

Awards

Top Pick Award
Contest Finalist in The Exposure Project
Halfway22 Award
Runner Up in Covers Photo Contest Volume16
Jewel Award
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
steffoto IrinaRisa tonyb1969 WilliamGPennington Silentiumgrapho Genesis_D_Photography Topsy124 +21
Superb Composition
melissaknapp Christine9 aliasadi109 WJKAEPHOTOGRAPHY joybello DanaCarruthers PoeticVision +13
Top Choice
TiffG DanielasPhotography photosue50 PixelsInLightspace alexlevinsky Londoner21 RobertoPuente +12
Magnificent Capture
enriquekapie doubleplay Kai_Katajalehto DMilestogo lynnheyns jdmarks64 familycam +5
Outstanding Creativity
Yahya19 robertsalazar chuckedwards Chriskoool vladiart skartographie gaschenf +2
Superior Skill
Dacemac carlrichardharris Eddie_Bulfin mcampi James-Evans OBRonTyan michelleking_0901 +2
Virtuoso
Blueyeswgtn Llilysb Antoa
All Star
rudy58 vladimirvasilyev

Emotions

Impressed
richardpetersen xoniuelo ZoltanKr michelleking_0901 James-Evans SteveHphotos JRyan80 +10
Happy
Ton_van_Waard enriquekapie
Relaxed
mercedesdiodati

Top Ranks

Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol12Top 20 rank
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol12Top 20 rank week 2
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol12Top 20 rank week 1
Our World Photography AwardsTop 20 rank
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol11Top 10 rank
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol11Top 10 rank week 1
Colors In Nature Photo Contest 2022Top 10 rank
Colors In Nature Photo Contest 2022Top 10 rank week 1
Creative Moments Photo Contest vol1Top 10 rank
Creative Moments Photo Contest vol1Top 10 rank week 1
Sunrises And Sunsets Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Sunrises And Sunsets Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Colorful Visions Photo ContestTop 10 rank
My Favorite Space Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Colorful Visions Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
My Favorite Space Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Legend And Fantasy Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Legend And Fantasy Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol12Top 20 rank
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol12Top 30 rank week 1
Mother Nature Photo Contest 2021Top 20 rank
Mother Nature Photo Contest 2021Top 10 rank week 1
Creative Moments Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume31Top 10 rank
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 77Top 10 rank
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume31Top 10 rank week 2
Covers Photo Contest Volume16Top 10 rank
Interesting Exposures Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Volume31Top 30 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Volume16Top 10 rank week 1
Interesting Exposures Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol14Top 10 rank
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol14Top 10 rank week 1
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol10Top 20 rank
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol10Top 10 rank week 1

Categories


5 Comments | Report
pajoshi
 
pajoshi Jan 11
great shot!
cavazbe
cavazbe Jan 11
Thank you very much!
JRyan80 Platinum
 
JRyan80 Mar 02
Congratulations on winning runner-up in the covers photo contest! What an amazing shot! Nicely done!!
cavazbe
cavazbe Mar 05
Thank you very much, Jeremy. I appreciate it.
carlrichardharris Ultimate
 
Absolutely love this, well done.
cavazbe
cavazbe Mar 26
Thank you very much, Carl...much appreciated!
deeannwedgeclendenin Platinum
 
Love this
cavazbe
cavazbe Jun 13
Thank you very much!!
tonyb1969
 
tonyb1969 Aug 05
Outstanding work! Love traveling this highway.
cavazbe
cavazbe Aug 06
thanks, Tony! Same and it is a great drive.
See all

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the evening of October 1, 2020, along Colorado's Million Dollar Highway (US 550) between Ouray and Silverton.
Time
I took this shot just before sunset and through dusk. I arrived on-site around 5:30 P.M. and stayed until 8:30 P.M. Since this photo was a timelapse between sunset and dark, I needed plenty of time to capture all the elements of the photo, which occurred at different times.
Lighting
There are several events captured in this composite - sunset, dusk, and dark. It was impossible to capture all of these elements in one frame, so I had to plan for each one. The light at sunset was amazing and I got lucky on this one part of the photo because chances of a good sunset were slim. My backup plan was to get stars for the sky if the sunset ended up being dull. The soft evening light also gave the mountains a nice glow, which was a nice touch. I needed to wait until dark to capture the light from the passing traffic, which gave some visual interest to the photo.
Equipment
I used a Canon 5D Mark IV with a EF16-35 f/2.8L USM II lens mounted on a Really Right Stuff travel tripod and a remote cable release.
Inspiration
I had been in the area for a week and wanted to get something unique. I had driven up and down this road for a few days and the idea come to me toward the end of the trip. I thought it would be cool to get the lights whipping around the "U" part of the road. Getting the colorful sky was a bonus.
Editing
There was some LightRoom and Photoshop magic that went into this photo. Each element of the scene is a different photo - the sky and foreground are two photos and the light streaks are 18 different photos. The sky and land photos are edited in LR for tonal balance and exposure and blended in Photoshop and further refined there. The light streaks were combined in PS and blended as one photo, then layered on the composite of the sky and land. Once all three components were on one frame, the composite was edited for contrast and tone. Dodging and burning were used for local adjustments.
In my camera bag
My Canon 5D IV and either the 16-35, 24-70, or 70-200 are usually in my bag. I will occasionally carry various long-exposure ND filters or polarizers.
Feedback
Plan, plan, and plan! I will admit that I did not plan nearly long enough for this photo and pulled off at the last minute, but I still had ample time to get to the scene and set up where I was happy with the composition. I spent quite a bit of time sorting through 300+ images to find the right ones needed for the final composite. That part involved lots of trial and error and several iterations before I found the right combination. Don't get discouraged with this part and take some time away and come back to the photo you get frustrated with editing. As long as you have each of the components for the shot you are looking for, you will do fine. Be patient during shooting and don't forget to have fun and enjoy your surroundings while you are shooting!

See more amazing photos, follow cavazbe

VIEWBUG
Join to share your photos
Already have a VIEWBUG account? Log In

*By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and to receive VIEWBUG emails & updates and acknowledge that read our Privacy Policy.