Closeup of sun lit aspen leaves.
The classic Maroon Bells image.
Daylight moon, Maroon Bells.
Maroon Lake, CO
Not your classic Maroon Bells image, but Maroon Lake with the aspens reflected in a nearly calm surface. It was a near perfect day for shooting. Keeping the other 25 photographers out of the image was the real challenge. :-)
Light and Shadow
Sidelit aspen trees.
Summit of Independence Pass, CO
Sunrise, Twin Lakes, CO
Leaf detail in color, Devils Head, CO.
Muted color effect that fit in well with the light that day. Devils Head, CO.
Detail of very small leaves, Devils Head, CO.
Yellow leaves on Juniper. Devils Head, CO.
A mix of overcast and intermittent sunshine. Who says you can't get good photos on cloudy days? Devils Head, CO.
Devil's Head, CO
Fisheye fun. This lens really was fun up at the top, made the stairs to the lookout tower look like an Escher print. I love the curved horizon. This is the lookout tower at Devils Head, CO.
Devils Head, CO
Detail of pine tree, Devils Head, CO.
Even the forest floor gets in on the action. Devils Head, CO
A splash of red. Devils Head, CO.
Still a bit of fall color late in the Aspen season. Devils Head, CO.
The chipmunks are pretty bold up here, he was sitting about a foot away from...my foot. Devils Head, CO.
Progression of fall colors. Devils Head, CO.
Aspen leaves really glow in even the smallest amount of sunlight.
Devils Head Trail
Fall has arrived. Foothills near Castle Rock, CO
Fall colors have arrived on the plains of CO. Taken near my home.
A bit of HDR fun, coupled with some other effects to make it more vibrant.
Near Independence Pass, CO.
Near Devils Head, CO
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I had to revisit this one since getting Nik HDR Efex. The previous processing on this took several steps. HDR not only shortened it, but brought out more shadow detail. Note: This is a 1 image HDR.
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A splash of yellow in the green.
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Fall aspen colors, Devils Head, CO
Though our colors are past peak...still finding a few of them to post.
Fall colors in South Park, CO. Yes, it's a real place, but not a town, rather a high mountain valley.
Sun clearing the peak, near Aspen at Maroon Bells. Single image HDR.
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Some of these really rendered well in black and white.
Aspen trunks look amazing in black and white. Devils Head, CO.
One look at this and I knew it had to be selective color time. This was incredibly tedious, but so worth it. Devils Head, CO.
The semi gloomy day lent itself to some interesting exposure challenges, as well as some fun creative stuff.
Fall reflections, Maroon Lake at Maroon Bells, CO