I was so busy this past summer participating in art shows around Colorado that I barely got a chance to get out to take any pictures. It was driving me crazy, especially since I had picked up a new camera late in June. I finally got a chance to get out and do some shooting in September.
I spent some time around home for the first couple of weeks getting used to the camera and doing some processing. The colors were perfect in our valley and I didn’t feel the need to travel elsewhere until early October. As the leaves began to fall in my neck of the woods, I headed down to the Ridgway area in southwest Colorado to see how the colors were. The trip did not disappoint and the colors were amazing. I spent a week driving around the many county roads, stopping frequently to frame up interesting compositions of golden aspen leaves.
This image is a composite of four images. I captured it using one of my favorite techniques using a long telephoto lens to focus in on a small area. The resulting image is gigantic and the detail is amazing. I will be printing this one up soon. Look for it on display this summer in one of my art shows.
Click on the image to view it larger in the galleries. Fine art prints are available.