I’m excited to be heading back down to the West Elk Mountains and the Uncompahgre National Forest to see the fall colors in Colorado. I’m also excited to have Chris Nitz and Lee A. Brown join me as we tour for the fall colors in Colorado. There will be plenty of sunrise and sunset shoots and possibly a late night astrophotography session among the gold colored aspens. I hope that more of you can join me next year!
There has been reports of snow on the mountain peaks and though fall colors are starting late here in Colorado due to the moisture we have had, I’m sure there will be plenty of gold to be seen. It’s definitely one of my favorite times of the year and Colorado really shines this time of year in the southwest part of the state.
This image was from last year along Owl Creek Pass. Walls of gold lined the roads made for spectacular imagery and you certainly didn’t mind taking the slow drive through the mountains.
Have a great week everyone! I’ll be back with hopefully some more wonderful fall images.
- I wanted to compress the scene and draw attention to the curve in the road and make it the focal point of the scene. I used my 70-200mm telephoto lens and also a very shallow depth of field to draw the eye to the curve in the road.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
- ISO: 50
- Focal Length: 200 mm
- Aperture: f/5.6
- Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4