Here’s a fun example of one of the fall Mash-ups that can be found all over the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This one happened to be under some aspens at McClure pass in Central Colorado. With so many types of plants changing to different colors at different times, scenes like this can be found through most of the fall.
w/ Nikkor 70-300mm lens
ISO-200, 1/20s, f/16, 70mm
Photo taken on 09/28/2007
Grabbed this closeup shot of a pair of fall aspen leaves near Maroon Bells in Central Colorado. The dark background in the shot is actually just the valley in the distance which was still deep in shadow during the early morning.
w/ Nikkor 18-200mm lens
ISO-400, 1/500s, f/18, 200mm
Photo taken on 9/25/2008
The white bark and dark "eyes" of aspen tree trunks along McClure Pass in the Central colorado Rocky Mountains. Kind of makes me think of Zebra "spots" instead of stripes. It's hard to find pristine tree trunks along the roadside since so many people think they have the right to leave their mark while they're "visiting". 👎😡 Shot Details:
w/ Quantaray 70-300mm lens
ISO-400, 1/200s, f/11, 200mm
Photo taken on 6/14/2010
Nothing like a few raindrops on a fall aspen leaf to bring it to life. Found this one on a gravel path in the Silver Queen campground near Maroon Bells in central Colorado.
w/Quantaray 70-300mm Macro lens
ISO-200, 1/100s, f/9, 200mm
Photo taken on 9/28/2007
Fall aspen reflections in Rowdy Lake located just off forest road 858 in southwest Colorado. The reflection took on the look of a painting with the help of dozens of tiny fish that kept creating ripples while nipping at food on the water's surface.
w/ Nikkor 80-200mm macro zoom
ISO-800, 1/400s, f/9, 200mm (macro)
Photo taken on 9/26/2009
A fall morning closeup of a mountain dandelion (salsify) near Maroon Bells in the Central Colorado Rocky Mountains. The dark background was courtesy of a hillside across the valley where the sun had not yet risen high enough to shine on it.
w/ Tamron 70-300mm macro zoom
ISO-1250, 1/500s, f/18, 170mm (macro)
Photo taken on 9/25/2008
One of the more colorful groves of aspen that can be found along forest road 730 on the way up to Ohio pass in Central Colorado. This particular grove always puts on a great show and changes at least a week earlier than the others around it.
A virtual waterfall of color as the aspens put on the fall show. This area is known as the Dyke which is a thin spine of rock running south from Ruby Peak. This entire area is filled with aspen and is only a few miles West of Kebler Pass in the Central Colorado Rockies on FR12.
The trees in this photo turn the same shades of yellow, orange, and red every year. Aspens almost always spread by root, so each of the colored sections are actually all trees that share the same root system.
[Insert quote about journeys] Actually, have you ever just wanted to play on railroad tracks? Even knowing these tracks have been abandoned for many many years, it was exciting in both a giddy and scary way to walk on them for the first time. These days, they're a place to walk dogs, sightsee, or hop over quickly from condo to Starbucks or get fresh bread at Avon Bakery & Deli #smalltownfun#vaillive
Looking out across the valley towards the "Castles" from halfway up the side of the Anthracite Range north of Gunnison, Colorado. Lots of clouds and lots of color! More to come from this fall (still fighting with my new computer...). Shot taken 10/01/2017 with my Samsung S8+ phone camera.
A stormy fall afternoon along the Anthracite Range north of Gunnison, Colorado. More to come from this fall (still fighting with my new computer...) Shot taken 10/01/2017 with my Samsung S8+ phone camera.
Rock face mountain. This shot was captured near independence pass in central Colorado. We decided to do some rock climbing on our drive around the highway 82 loop, the weather held up for us which was surprising I wasn't sure If we would have to turn around due to storm clouds following us. It was a great day trip indeed.🚘🏔📷