First Snow

400m / f/16 / 1/25 / Nikon Z7 II

There's nothing quite like the first snowfall of the season in the mountains of Colorado. The stark white against the fiery oranges, yellows and reds of the autumn leaves creates a stunning contrast that is a photographer's dream. If you're lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, capturing the beauty of this natural phenomenon can be a truly rewarding experience.

When photographing the first snowfall, timing is everything. Try to plan your trip to the mountains for when the forecast predicts the first snow, and aim to be at the summit for either sunrise or sunset for the best lighting conditions. A tripod will also be a valuable tool to ensure sharp, stable shots.

With a little bit of preparation and a lot of patience, you'll be able to capture the magic of the first snowfall in the mountains and autumn. Happy shooting!

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