My friend James and I had spent a long day climbing up the Newcomb Creek Trail in Colorado’s Park Range (more commonly known as the “Zirkels”, after the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area that spans much of it). We had stopped at a number of potential campsites, but hordes of mosquitoes chased us away from each spot. Finally, we gave up and camped yards away from the Continental Divide. As the sun went down, the Rawah range on the other side of North Park lit up with reflected sunset light. This became my favorite image of the week.

The Rawahs at Sunset

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 55 mm, f/8 at 1/70, ISO 200

Digital Darkroom. I didn’t need to do too much to this photo besides the usual tweaks to exposure, contrast, highlights, and so forth. I did drag a neutral density filter up from the bottom to remove a few distracting light patches. Likewise, I took out an additional grey cloud spot along the top that was similarly distracting.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.

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