This ancient pickup has certainly seen better days.. probably about 75 years worth of better days. The remains of this pickup is sitting at almost 12,000 feet above sea level – it is just above Animas Forks on the way to California Gulch. It is so fun shooting in the San Juan mountains – there are mining relics scattered everywhere. This shot was taken just before the sun popped over the mountain behind the truck giving it that cool halo-like glow. I drove up to Animas Forks to take dawn shots only to realize that a) the sun didn’t hit the town until about 9:30 AM due to the mountains and b) it was really cold waiting in the dark for the sun to rise.
Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 17-40 f/4L @24mm ISO 200, f/16, +/- 2 stops