Ski Road 107 - Allenspark, Colorado
Allenspark and Meeker Park are small towns on old highway 7 out of Estes Park ..
This is along the road to one of my favorite less populated trails .. the St. Vrain Mountain Trail .. this trail winds through the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park .. but is one of a number trails that begin outside of the Park and then wind into it.
I had never caught this area in autumn .. it has some giant stands of wonderful trees .. that I keep hitting in Spring .. This year I got a few tantalizing tastes .. Andrew decided he was not going to hike up the trail this day (and there was no way I was going to change his mind.. see intro) .. and as fate would have it .. it did turn out fine for photography .. we drove down the mountain a little further to the Wild Basin Area of the park .. where Andrew's mood had changed .. we had a great day .. and I caught this shot of Copeland Falls. And the weather had turned nasty .. it would have been horrid way up here.
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cephi3 (943) 2006-12-16 17:34
Very nice capture, colors are so impressive !!
I also like the composition wiht the trail leading our eyes in the forest.
Thank you for sharing
anesugur (18789) 2006-12-16 18:28
Very nice autumn scenery, beautiful colors and good sharpness. Nice work!
Greetings from Türkiye. Uğur
Donald (136) 2006-12-16 19:00
Hi John the trees are a beautiful colour even my daughter as she passed by the computer said "thats nice" so you are honored to get a good critique from her as I only get about two a year :), but she was right as the colours look so good that I was sitting back in my chair admiring the photo and thinking I wonder whats round the corner?.
So its a Good score from me for composition colours POV DOF and just a happy photo if you know what I mean.
izmirli (3989) 2006-12-16 19:33
merhaba dear john
very good allenspark and trees.beautiful lovely colours.well done.
gunbud (34066) 2006-12-16 19:48
Beautiful fall shot those stunning aspens in change. Love the bend in the road.
mdetay (4865) 2006-12-17 0:28
Nice shot of these yellow trees.
Well done. Nice autumn.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
blankar (809) 2006-12-17 2:22
It's strange, I would have guessed this was Colorado even if you have never told me that. For some reason this is how I imagine Colorado - so golden in the fall, just like you pictured it here... Did you ever think about making a clandar about Colorado?? I would buy it!
evanrizo (456) 2006-12-17 2:32
It looks unbelievable, what beautyful and stunning colors!
Very good framed too.
vbbreizh (2622) 2006-12-17 3:09
Great shot and beautiful "golden palette".
Nice job !
markstaples (15670) 2006-12-17 4:31
These golden colours are just stunning ... extremely eyecatching. The composition works well here with the path on the right leading us to the little tunnel created by the trees and the mountain in the background on the right providing superb contrast against the golden trees. Very nice John!
VeeJayCee (2410) 2006-12-17 8:18
What a beautiful place this is seen through the lens of your camera. The colours are warm and vibrant and the composition is such as to invite the viewer to explore further.
pat0500 (21561) 2006-12-17 12:27
Very nice picture and very...very beautiful colours of autumn.
I like much this picture..! Very good shot..!
sothy81 (9630) 2006-12-17 12:44
Hey John, this is very colorful. Great shot. Colorado is a verybeautiful state. I love to visit sometime. Sothy
Angelillo (9374) 2006-12-17 17:35
This yellow wall is absolutely beautiful, and very touching for the senses. I like a lot the contrast with the darkness between them, in the path. Very well sharpened in the leaves. Amazing impression! Thanks,
Benedict (7076) 2006-12-17 19:27
looks like colorado is so dazzling pretty in the fall. so very impressive foliage colors and scenery! bright and sharp, as usual.
ps. i am in san diego this very minute and i still see autumn colors around here (a gloomy day tho today).
thea0211 (1365) 2006-12-18 12:54
splendidly colored composition, john! eye interestingly led by the road ... so, what's around the corner?
he he ... looks warm, too :)!
Buin (42468) 2006-12-18 15:00
The only word which gives consideration to this picture is "breathtaking", breathtaking beautiful! The build up with the street leading into the scenery, the light from the left and the dark background of the forest is great. Once more: Breathtaking!
I wish you a happy and contemplative Christmas!
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2006-12-18 19:45
What a nice autumn shot! Lovely autumn colours, especially the yellow/golden leaves on the trees, superB! The road in the corner leads nicely deeper into the shot, well done. Nice soft sky as background. Good contrast and very good saturation and sharpness.
olivierduc (293) 2006-12-18 23:48
This is exactly the kind of scenery that makes me want to go to North America and visit all these beautiful wild places. I guess your photos are only a small portion of all the beauty of nature that you get to see on your treks. Once again great picture.
danos (100876) 2006-12-19 2:44
very nice and warm and this photo of yours.The fall colours of trees in the foreground and the sky in the background tie up splendid.Generally achieved beautifully shot.
lilimih33 (9918) 2006-12-21 19:12
Hello John! Great autumn colours! Wonderful light and perspective! Excelent shot! Well done!
tsemin (316) 2006-12-23 1:22
You control the lighting so well here.The dark mountain & the shade at the end of the road make the golden trees so outstanding. A well seen A+ photo!
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2006-12-28 7:53
Wonderfull Autumn efect in trees and u made it endless, very good shot and colors , way looks very mystic and gice compo to scene
zizzer77 (721) 2007-01-02 4:49
another good shoot, this time is the autumn the subject, good job
plimrn (21344) 2007-01-17 17:50
This popped up in random and I couldn't resist the wonderful gold againdst the blue mountains. Just Stunning!!
My internet access is difficult so I'm way behind here. HLJ, Pat
capthaddock (28790) 2007-02-11 20:38
Hi John - a random find today, the colors here are as gorgeous as they get in autumn, the backlighting helps to bring them out to full potential.
Didi (60590) 2007-04-25 12:21
A magnificient golden composition; autumn is very spectacular in your country.
I like the curve who guide my eyes into the forest.
Very well done.
placombe (7901) 2007-08-23 17:50
Outstanding colors not only in trees but also the dirt road. Fall, my favorite season is just 1 month away now.
pablominto (53746) 2007-09-15 9:13
This is tomorrow... last year!
Amazing autumn colours and they tell me something about the altitude, the shining yellow foliage is a real eye-catcher!
A well composed presentation, I like inclusion of the winding road!
fserajian (2299) 2007-10-25 14:52
Beutiful colours...sush fantastic contrast and excelent details. TFS
- Copyright: John McLaird (jmcl) (14535)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E 300, 58mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Autumn, Forests [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-16 17:25