The End of the Line
There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.
-- Raymond Chandler, "Red Wind," 1938
Looking east, the mountain almost dead ahead is Kit Carson Mountain (elevation 14,165 ft / 4,317 m). The peak to the right (south) of it is the summit of Crestone Peak (14,294 ft / 4,357 m).
POV Elevation: 7,570 ft / 2,307 m
County Road T
San Luis Valley
Sangre de Cristo Mountains
The image was made using a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digital body and a Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens. At f/8 and ISO 100, seven exposures shot at shutter speeds from 1/1000 second to 1/15 second were combined to expand dynamic range.
The raw image files were processed using Adobe Lightroom, Nik HDR Efex Pro 2, and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
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