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Eldorado Canyon Walls Sunrise Walk and Shoot

Explore the dawn light raking across some of the most beautiful rocks in Colorado. You will want to get up early, bring your coffee, tripod, cable release and a jacket. We will park in the canyon and walk up the Fowler trail (1 mile or so) to several excellent shooting locations. This trail parallels the lower canyon and puts you at 500 feet or more above the creek for direct shots at the rocks.

Exposure tips and advice for shooting in challenging light conditions. And an intro to  shooting for HDR photography. Bring your questions and troubles and we will work on them on location.

Meet a half mile past  the Eldorado Canyon State Park entrance at the Fowler Trail head. There is parking and nearby if needed. See the link to the map above to see the spot. Here's another link to a map showing the trailhead. 

NOTE: it is possible that the road is still closed because of the 2013 flood damage at the lower parking lot and construction that still needs to take place. If that's the case park and walk the half mile to the trail head.

Donation is $25 per photographer if you have fun and learning something. Payable at the end of the walk only.

PARKING NOTE: the park has an entrance fee but no one is there taking it this early in the morning BUT they may stop you on the way out. My vehicle has a parks pass so I can take 1 or 2 in with me. The problem is that parking is a literal nightmare in the town of Eldo Springs. Let me know if you'd like to carpool in with me and we will meet up at Hwy 93.

Limit of 4 participants for this location. Sign up early!

Eldorado Canyon Park Map, scroll to the second page to see the Fowler trail:

http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/EldoradoCanyon/Documents/EldoradoAreaBrochure.pdf

 

Gorgeous color in the canyon!



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay! You got 'em back! Nice!

    July 31, 2014

    • T. W.

      Thanks to Steve and $40 lol:-)

      July 31, 2014

  • T. W.

    Well I think I got some good shots today,,, but while downloading them onto my computer I accidentally deleted all of them.. only me :( Thank goodness I took some photos on my phone.
    I had a great time.. thanks for the meet up. Looking forward to more.

    July 26, 2014

    • Steve G.

      Before you shoot any more on that card they may be recoverable. Call me!

      July 27, 2014

    • T. W.

      I have some great news!! I recovered my photos :-) it cost me $40 but worth it because now I have the program and if it happens again I can retrieve them. will post some pics soon. Thank you so so much Steve for the info!

      July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Steve, for another fun and informative meetup!

    1 · July 27, 2014

  • Steve G.

    Great Group and a really pretty sky today!

    1 · July 26, 2014

  • Keli

    Got some great shots for my senior project thanks!

    July 26, 2014

  • Keli

    Got some great shots for my senior project thanks!

    July 26, 2014

  • Keli

    Got some great shots for my senior project thanks!

    July 26, 2014

  • Keli

    Got some great shots for my senior project thanks!

    1 · July 26, 2014

  • T. W.

    I am looking forward to this meet up. I have never been to Eldorado Canyon, so this will be a first for me :)
    So happy a spot opened up!

    July 17, 2014

    • T. W.

      Yup got it...just Ned to make sure I have directions (the easiest) and I'm good to go :-)

      July 17, 2014

    • T. W.

      Sorry need not Ned LOL

      July 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Steve, I'm interested in carpooling in with you. Where exactly would we meet at 93? Can you give me a landmark where I would park my car? I would be coming from Brighton.

    June 19, 2014

    • Steve G.

      Let's meet at 515. The NE corner of Hwy 93 and Eldorado Springs Drive has a large gravel parking area. I'll send you a little map in an email. I don't want to post it on this page as it might confuse the issue for those coming directly to the trail head.

      June 20, 2014

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