I was offered up the opportunity to head back out to Telluride again this fall to cover the Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors for the second year in a row. Though last year's trip pitted us against some rain and less than ideal outside conditions, this year promised nothing but sunshine and perfect temps. I hit up my buddy Jake, who recently picked up a Lexus SportCross, we talked out our plans, filled the sport wagon to the brim with gear, and didn't look back.
Day one of the festival kicked off with all the same activities as last year's event - a poker run, a car show on main street, and the Million Dollar Highway Road Rally. Of course, like most of these multi-day events, it's not possible to hit everything.. so I made the choice to focus on the rally this year. To be honest, the 240-mile rally was our key interest at this year's festival. Where else (in the U.S.) can you drive scenic mountain roads with some really amazing vehicles?
Since my main focus was videography this year, we spent about an hour building out a DIY camera car rig that would support my DJI Ronin. Since my primary objective was to get some great rolling footage during the rally, and to do it safely, this seemed like the best and most cost effective way to handle this. Though we encountered a few snags along the way, the overall set up worked as we'd hoped it would - and it looked pretty rad, too!
While the cars are the main draw for this event, I can't ever stop myself from taking a few landscape images along the way. This part of the country is truly one of the most incredible places you'll find. Getting to roam these roads with people you know and cars you love is kind of like a dream come true. The icing on the cake is having access to gear to help capture these moments so you can remember them and share them with others!
More photos from the event are coming soon!
Gear: Canon 6D, Canon 24-70 2.8L, Canon 70-200 2.8L IS, Tiffen CPL, Sunpak Tripod
Post Processing: Adobe Camera Raw & Adobe Photoshop