Aspen Stand

I’ve wanted to capture the detail of an aspen stand during the fall, but never quite achieved the image that I’ve wanted or found the right grouping of aspens.  This year I finally found the scene I had been hoping for with the warm fall colors to complement the scene. Here’s an aspen stand I found during a trip to Uncompahgre National Forest along Owl Creek Pass. Instead of being up close to the scene I was able to capture this from a distance and use the compression of the long lens to capture the feel I wanted for the abstract.

Just a reminder that next fall Ryan Wright and I will be conducting a photo tour of the San Juan and West Elk Mountains during fall foliage here in Colorado. Check out our photo tour site (Colorado Photo Tours) for more information and to book your spot in next year’s tour.

Aspen Stand - Uncompahgre National Forest - Owl Creek Pass
Aspen Stand in the Uncompahgre National Forest – Click to Enlarge

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Holiday Print Sale - 30% Off
Holiday Print Sale – 30% Off

Capture Notes:

  • Really well done Rick – great color and amazing lines from the Aspens!

  • Wow, love that contrast between the white and yellows of the aspens. I feel like I am looking at the set of a Jet Li movie!

  • Freaking awesome shot Rick.

  • Beautifully done Rick.

  • Very nice. I love the Aspens in Fall.