Aspens in Neon ....
Saint Vrain Mountain Trail - Allenspark Colorado
After I posted the image Allenspark Autumn a number of critiques wondered what was around the bend .. so I thought I would take away the mystery .. the road twists and turns and ends up at the Saint Vrain Mountain trail head .. this image is from the trail head parking area ..
.. which is as far as I got up the trail this day .. I had planned to come here .. behind me up the trail are thick stands of giant aspens not more than a quarter mile .. but Andrew would have none of it .. for some reason he threw a big fit about getting out of the car here .. I don't know if he remembered that this trail was relatively steep or it was that we just had not been here for a long while .. and I was really depressed as I got back in my car and drove down the mountain ..
but I tried again down the mountain a bit at the Wild Basin trail head .. and we had a great time (Andrew was happy now for some reason) .. I got this image of Copeland Falls .. which made my day .. and we got stuck in some thick nasty snow on our walk back to the car .. which would have been much thicker and nastier if we would have been way up here .. so what do I know? ..
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ivo (376) 2006-12-30 3:13
Colour and light ****
Very well done, beautiful picture.
Buin (42366) 2006-12-30 10:21
You show us a not everyday picture, taken from an unusual angle. No ground - only trees - and it works, it works very well! These flaming trees amidst the dark ones are great! Autumn at it's best!
Greetings from stormy and rainy Germany - and all the best for 2007!
thea0211 (1365) 2006-12-30 11:00
the places you see and the places you take us everyday to, are exquisite - beautiful game of colored leaves - nicely filtered by a friendly sunshine ... it would be just as buin says: "autumn at it's best!"
may you and yours have a great new year!
gunbud (34066) 2006-12-30 11:26
Stunning color to the autumn canopy with clever POV that brings the eye straight up to the lovely colors.
Happy New Year to you and your family,
Gustaw (21670) 2006-12-30 16:22
Your photos have beautiful colours. Symphony of autumn colours. Interesting composition, nice light. Well done, specialy I like red colour.
Happy New Year!!!
VeeJayCee (2410) 2006-12-30 17:45
Great colours John, especially good being pictured against the sky which adds a translucence to the leaves. May I wish you and Andrew and your family, Health, Wealth, Happiness and Peace for the New Year along with good walking and good light.
sothy81 (9588) 2006-12-31 13:01
Very nice John this one. A classic look of the picture of trees. Very colorful too. Everything seems fine with me. Great shot. Sothy
evanrizo (456) 2007-01-01 3:10
Oooh very picturesque, very good seen John, the colorful leaves against the light give nice effect.
Happy New Year to you and to your family.
Benedict (7076) 2007-01-01 22:31
this should not go unnoticed.....i love fall, and damn this is it, john!
paura (47186) 2007-01-22 6:25
Excellent shot here. The POV is nice on this pleasand forest landscape. Really a very nice job.
aznegrao (10316) 2007-03-26 16:57
Otima composição envolvendo e paisagem colorida de outono, lindo.
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-06-11 6:37
great colors! Orange leafs are winderful...they make a very good composition! Bravo!
fserajian (2295) 2008-06-02 22:37
Very colourful, this is a beautiful place, the vertical lines of the trees gives it such nice depth. 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/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Autumn, Forests [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-30 0:24