Backlit Aspen trees bearing their autumn yellows glow near Owl Creek Pass in Southern Colorado.
It's tough to beat photographing the most beautiful aspen stands around in their Autumn splendor. This time of year is so dynamic in the mountains of Colorado. The colors are constantly changing , and you never know when you're going to get little surprises, like an early season snowfall.
A close-up of a beautifully variegated, fallen aspen leaf in peak fall color on a rainy fall morning at Ohio Creek Pass in Colorado.
Bright white Aspen trunks stand in sharp contrast to a backdrop of yellow aspen leaves at the base of Gothic Mountain in Crested Butte, Colorado.
A unique autumn scene amongst the incredible aspen grove on Owl Creek Pass in Southern Colorado.
An intentional camera motion blur turns this Autumn Aspen Stand into an abstract. Photographed near Owl Creek Pass in Colorado.
This image is of Upper Ice Lake in the San Juan Mountains. This hike kicked our butts a bit. It climbs steeply up into a beautiful basin filled with wildflowers. Gaining nearly 3,000 feet of elevations in about 4.2 miles one way, there are few respites from the constant uphill. But, it was definitely worth it! We lugged not only ourselves up, but enough gear to camp for the night and enough photography gear to photograph any number of scenarios. Sunrise didn't turn out to be particularly stunning, but the early morning Alpenglow hitting the incredible peaks above Upper Ice Lake was something to behold.
Maroon Bells Autumn
Autumn color at the famous Maroon Bells, near Aspen Colorado.
I was really drawn to these two curvy Aspen trees near Crested Butte, Colorado. There was something musical about the way that they curved as they their trunks rose towards the autumn canopy, playing off of each other like melody and harmony.
Strokes of Autumn
An intentional camera motion blur turns this Autumn Aspen Stand into an abstract. Photographed near Ohio Creek Pass in Colorado.
A rainbow of fall hues blanket the sides of Gothic Mountain in Crested Butte Colorado, punctuated by the contrasting dark tones of stately evergreen trees.
Autumn in High Key
The grand scale scenes are great and all, but for me, it's tough to beat the interior of an Aspen forest in fall color.
Early season snow falls during peak color at Crested Butte Colorado's Kebler Pass.
Owl Creek Autumn
Some of the best color that I've ever seen at Colorado's Owl Creek Pass this past Fall. The colors were almost unbelievably rich.