I’m going to bring you back to Telluride this month in gearing up for my annual Fall Colors Tour in the Telluride Area. I did a little getaway and scouting tour with my wife and some friends a few weeks ago and now that Sunflower season is winding down I finally have a chance to catch my breath and start editing some of the images from the Telluride trip.
The wonderful thing about this year is we have had quite a bit of moisture here in Colorado and so wildflowers have been around much later in the season than normal. This was a great surprise on our trip and it still filled the hillsides with wonderful colors and smells. We headed up the trail toward Bridal Veil Falls and the Telluride Wildflowers were all over the side of the road. We found this wonderful patch of Queen Anne’s Lace along with some tall chiming bells. They are such beautiful flowers and probably my favorites. I’m sure they were enjoying the light spray from the waterfall as it was quite heavy with all the rain the areas has received. I’m not sure how that will translate this fall, but I’m looking forward to a very vibrant fall season in the San Juan’s.
I traveled very light this trip. I just brought along my Fuji X-T1, a small tripod and a couple of graduated filters. It was refreshing. I was able to store the camera in the center console of the truck as I was driving and pull it out for quick shots as we went along. No more having to dig it out of the camera bag in the back. just point and shoot, so to speak.
- Camera: Fuji X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)
- Lens: Fuji XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Zoom Lens
- ISO: 200
- Focal Length: 20.5 mm
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version), Capture One Pro 7 (Mac/Win), Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4