One of the new places on tour this year was venturing into the Aspen Snowmass area for fall colors. We ventured down Capital Creek Road and came upon a massive color in the hills leading up to Capital Peak. Unfortunately that afternoon Capital Peak was covered in fog, except for a brief glimpse, but the hills below Capital Creek Road were amazing. This area is within the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness in the White River National Forest. The road is very scenic taking you along beautiful ranches before coming up to an off-road venture past grazing cows to an opening with amazing views.
I captured this section of the hillside with my 70-200 and in particular I noticed the distinct burst of orange in the stand that was among a sea of gold and green. The intricate details of the thousands of trees stand out when I compress this image with a telephoto lens. It’s amazing to think that all these aspen are part of a single living organism.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
- Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
- ISO: 320
- Focal Length: 200 mm
- Aperture: f/5.6
- Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version), Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4