Hartman Rocks, Gunnison, Colorado, USA by Matt Burt

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I live a few miles from this scenic and fun area, Hartman Rocks. It’s a regular location for my photos. I came out to shoot the moon with rocks but once I spotted this tree I knew I had to try and make this alignment work. Some careful tripod positioning got things aligned and my vintage 300mm lens made the moon nice and big. I bracketed everything with some exposure blending in mind. After a couple of blends I was never satisfied with I decided this single exposure was my favorite anyway.

Hartman Rocks Recreation Area is a great place for photography or recreation. It’s most popular in summer with mountain bikers and campers but still beautiful in winter although skis or snowshoes are recommended on snowy years.

I used a modern body, the Pentax K-1 Mk2 paired with a vintage K-mount lens, the Pentax A* 300mm f/4. This lens stands up pretty well considering it went out of production when I was in middle school.

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