October 4, 2012 – Ophir Pass

Ophir Pass in Autumn

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Another fall picture from Colorado today, from my trip last weekend. This one is approaching Ophir Pass from the west. Ophir Pass is a fairly rough road that crosses the mountains south of Telluride, cutting through to a point just north of Silverton, in the San Juans. We attempted to drive over it, but it got pretty gnarly pretty quickly, and I wasn’t sure how much clearance our rental car had. I’m pretty sure we could have made it, but I’ll admit that I got a bit spooked, and at one particular river crossing I decided that we had pushed it enough. We got just about to the end of the aspen groves though, so while we definitely missed some great views higher up, we had seen about all the color there was to see, at least on the west side of the pass.

I’m seeing some corner softness in today’s and yesterday’s pictures. This is frustrating for me, I’m not sure why I’m noticing that a lot more now than in the past. Maybe it’s always been there and I just never knew. Maybe it’s time for some new equipment. Hmmmm.

Oh, and: yes, I used a polarizer on this one. Duh.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO 200. Focal length: 42mm.

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  1. avatar
    Will October 8, 2012

    Saw your pics on FB, and I had a feeling this site might come alive again.

    The softness might be saying it is time for something nicer than Tamron glass…

    Thanks for the bigger pics, it’s nice to see the better resolution.

    • avatar
      Dave October 8, 2012

      Damnit man, I hate you for speaking the truth. Because the truth is so… expensive.

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