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Ch’il Bíláhtah Nizhóní
Crested Butte, Colorado
The title (pronounced: chill-bi-li-tah-ni-zho-nee) of this photo is in Navajo and roughly translates to “Beautiful Flower”.
These delicate flowers along the mountainside in beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado are the perfect foreground for this dramatic sky. The mountain flowers of Colorado come for but a season, but add even more beauty to an already amazing landscape!
To capture this shot, I had to ensure two things:
1. That my shutter speed was fast enough to freeze the flowers flowing in the breeze
2. To make sure that I exposed the image to the highest degree in the foreground without over exposing the sky.
The resulting image was then completed in Lightroom by pulling back the highlights and increasing the shadow exposure.
Image Code: A031