Coal Bank Pass Mountain Summit Colorado

207/366: Into The Mountains

A shot from Coal Bank Pass Summit in Colorado at an elevation of 10,640 feet.  If you haven’t driven on this road, let me tell you it is an adventure. I have to give a shot out to my father who did his best to stop when I would ask, in order to jump out and take a photography.  This road between Durango Colorado and Silverton Colorado is the only road that will get you into Silverton from the south and it traverses many mountain passes and peaks. Nestled in the heart of the San Juan National Forest this road takes you into the forest and into the mountains unlike anything I’ve ever seen before in my life.  It was an exhilarating adventure into a land and landscape my eyes and heart had only imagined.  The vibrant green soft plushness of the grass, the mountains plainly visible to the eye, the snow-caped peaks, the gigantic tall and skinny pine trees and the brilliant blue sky all made for a photographers dream.

This photo was taken with my Lee Filters Circular Polarizer and Big stopper for an exposure time of 6.0 seconds at f/8, ISO 100 – 14mm.