BOBBY MAGILL

Journalist • Photographer

Bobby Magill is a senior science writer for Climate Central in New York and a journalist who has covered fracking and the environment in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001. 

Anatomy of an image: Trail Ridge Sunset

"Trail Ridge Sunset" is my best-selling image so far. It was taken in late September 2009 above the Tundra Communities Trail on Trail Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park. This one has had some significant touch-ups done to it, partially because the original image was littered with specks of dust that had lodged themselves on the camera sensor. My camera was new at the time, and I was just becoming accustomed to the best way to keep the sensor clean. Ridding the image of the dust specks was a fun task, assisted with Photoshop and Apple Aperture. Here's the original un-retouched RAW image I took using my Canon 50D:

The evening I took this image on Trail Ridge was really one of the clearest and most superlative evenings I've ever experienced at Rocky. I shot a bunch of great images that night:

Another capture on that photo shoot: