Fall colors have a small window of opportunity and are so governed by weather. Even the rain in the summer can effect the brilliance of the colors in September. And fall rains can strip the trees of leaves or drain the color from them. You pick your date, make your plans and hope. Jessica and I picked the 26th. It rained the 25th. And Wednesday morning the valley was cloaked in fog.
|Let there be light|
|All in a row|
With good timing, good weather, right location and patience to wait for the sun co come back out from behind the cloud anyone can take a good Aspen photo. But those that have photographed them over and over are always looking for something a bit different.
|Reflections of glory|
|In the color|
|Jessica waiting for the sun|
Foreground can also be quite important. So nice that my photographic partner wore the right color to set off the scene. Both of us picked orange/peach colors because it was bow season for elk.
|Besting the pines|
The dark green of firs can make the aspens look even more gold. And one should not overlook the landscape the aspens grow in. And often with cottonwoods that go gold at the same time.
|Fall spilling down the valley|
Probably this weekend will be another great time to get out and take pictures. We went up to almost 10,000 feet for some of these pictures. Fall comes later in the lower valleys. I have been watching the aspens that grow in my neighborhood and hoping for no rain or hail to tarnish their performance.