Saint Vrain Mountain Trail
Indian Peaks Wilderness
near Allenspark Colorado
Sometimes nature itself intervenes and forces experimentation. I had always had this grove of aspens on my autumn check list but I had forgotten how tall they were .. the gold leaves were either on the forest floor or way above me ..
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fulvio52 (8314) 2007-10-04 16:12
even better than the previous one.
Wonderful colors and POV, you found your own aspens!
flosoup (563) 2007-10-04 16:22
Really nice shot great sense of size and great contrasts between the blue and yellows
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-10-04 17:06
Wonderful colours and great light in your composition!
Lovely point of view!
ls7902 (7312) 2007-10-04 19:26
Seeing the autumn colors again make me feel that time is moving faster by the year. Nice composition with the vertical format emphasizing the sense of height. Nice blue sky & shadows. Greetings. Latiff.
jurek1951 (38884) 2007-10-05 0:29
just a wonderful autumnal capture.İmpressive colours, light, sharpness,well done
UnTrained (0) 2007-10-05 3:05
good upview, wonderful clarity and I like this strong colours. The resulting contrast of green and blue is amazing.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
ptibelo (3379) 2007-10-05 9:21
Une impression d'être vraiment petit (very small)à coté de ces géants...
superbe prise avec un beau ciel saturé et des belles couleurs de feuillage.
amitiés de Corse.
omixlistilimni (3299) 2007-10-05 10:12
Wonderful colours, very nice composition!!
bracasha75 (24481) 2007-10-05 13:25
You are unbelivable good nature photograph...
My compliments and i dont know what to say more
zeca (19762) 2007-10-05 20:55
Again this beautiful trees! You are right when you´ve shoot it more than one time! The trees are beautiful and the autumn colours from North America are just great. I like the vertical framing showing how high are those trees. The lights and shadows are beautiful. Excellent exposition overall!
Charo (51208) 2007-10-06 3:56
Una bella vista hacia arriba de esos árboles con sus hojas ya vestidas para el otoño.
Magnífica luz y colores.
Buen fin de semana
Didi (52411) 2007-10-07 0:50
We have Also Saint-Vrain town in France with a free animals zoo park.
Interesting use of the PL filter.
And your point of view is very well choosen.
evanrizo (456) 2007-10-07 5:22
Hi John, here we can see the majesty of the trees, the wonderful blue sky-background helps very good to have the golden color of the leaves so nice.
Have a nice Sunday.
balatrek (7447) 2007-10-07 12:05
Interesting perspective, the point of view under has created a great visual effect, perfect control of the light, the colors of the Autumn of the trees create very beautiful contrasts with the sky, an excellent result.
leo61 (0) 2007-10-07 12:16
Here colors and contrast are better than at your previous one and I prefere this format.A good shot with amazing light and contrast.Today I tried some shots like this one but without good results.
batalay (33859) 2007-10-07 13:43
I like this image even better than the last one, and that one was superb. The brilliant blue of the sky, agains the early autumn colors of the leaves, the perspective reaching to the sky -- Sensational shot.
gunbud (34066) 2007-10-07 21:08
Yellow and blue sing a complimentary song as we peer up at this dwindling canopy over the Rocky Mountains.
pablominto (53744) 2007-10-08 1:42
Aspens are probably the best autumn trees of all?
This is an interesting framing, using the great blue sky as an effective background for the yellow leaves...
Good lines and fine dynamics in the composition, attractive colour palette!
jemaflor (76546) 2007-10-08 9:53
Great effect with a well seen vertical shot and what a beautiful contrast between blue and yellow, the light is so beautiful.
NellyD (1872) 2007-10-08 13:30
This is a great good point of view you've chosen.
I like the golden colours againt the beautiful blue sky.
Good light and composition too!
inuit66 (663) 2007-10-08 13:35
Hi John. Amazing colors of soft white in the trees, soft yellow in the teafs and strong blue in contrast of the sky. Very effectful POV, well done. Take care, jens :-)
claire526 (1267) 2007-10-08 20:57
What a lovely shot John! I feel like I am actually in there looking up. Wonderful colors, blue and yellow goes perfectly together God is the greatest designer and you have made an art of His ladscape by picking a wonderful POV. Superb sharpness, great compo.
Haven't been here in a while, I missed seeing your postcards from Colorado and TE have new features huh?
Cretense (68675) 2007-10-09 4:51
Excellent nature photography! Splendid POV and perspective and beautiful "heavy" colours. Great sharpness and contrast. Congratulations!
john_c (24662) 2007-10-09 7:00
The towering trembling aspens contrast perfectly with the sky. I like the depth one can achieve in shots like this by looking toward the sky. Good clarity of detail and very fine lighting. A celebration of the best season of the year. Cheers, John.
Cricri (95323) 2007-10-09 8:17
Un POV qui montre bien la hauteur de ces arbres fin aux feuilles dorés bien resorti par le fond bleu du ciel, belle présentation
Have a nice day for you
dip (22232) 2007-10-09 11:56
Another wonderful shot with the trees and the beautiful sky,
very nice lighting and good POV,
mdetay (4865) 2007-10-09 18:38
Nice shot of Nature. Excellent. Well done.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
vbbreizh (2622) 2007-10-09 22:52
Beautiful POV, nice light and colors, wonderful composition...
"Du grand Art"...
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-10-09 22:54
A very nice ceiling of trees, with excellent sharpness and very god colors, including that of the sky between the branches. The combination between the light and the discrete shadow provide a lot of depth to the trees.
All the best,
savask (1891) 2007-10-09 22:59
I like your landscape pictures. They have life in them. Vibrant colors, sharp images and good framing
isabela_sor (47467) 2007-10-10 13:39
Your autumn is wonderful!!With these colors on trees and the blue sky .....a great combination!In these days we miss this blue sky and sunny days in Romania.Good vertical format
stego (22556) 2007-10-11 11:56
Gorgeous! It may be classical, but absolutely wonderful. It's amazing how there is not a bit of OE or UE. You are a real master already!
With such views, I almost understand the fascination that Autumn had on so many people. For me it is almost a depressing time.
marioana (2256) 2007-10-13 9:07
Great composition. I like this vertical better than the horizontal. Just a little better ;) Great colour and contrast. Beautiful light. Very well seen.
Best regards, Steve.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-10-13 12:57
Hi John, the nature here is fantastic!
i like the game of colours and the perspective..
light is well managed!
p.s. a smile to Andrew!
jackart (6700) 2007-10-17 13:37
Excellent shot! Very good strong colors. Amazing contrasts beetween golden trees and blue sky. Very good framing, I very like perspective of Your picture, trees are looking very high.
marietom (34607) 2007-10-21 12:57
Jolie idée, cette image, j'aime bien la vue vers le haut, et les couleurs.
Angshu (53659) 2007-10-23 0:50
This is perfect in vertical format..gives that special sense of the height of the trees. Amazing contrast between the yellow leaves & the blue sky..add to that the effect of the converging lines of the tree trunks. Wonderful!
paura (47166) 2007-10-23 18:14
A supperb point of view in this shot. Colors are also really nice. Aspens is a beautiful place indeed.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-10-27 18:51
Hi John. Here was I thinking I was pretty unique with my latest post, until I saw this one! Only the season differs. Excellent colours, sharpness and details. Thanks for sharing.
Benedict (7064) 2007-12-20 20:17
i always loved autumn. trees have always been a beauty to foto especailly this part of the year, they look fragile but strong and pretty. the lighting is perfect.
Hellas (6693) 2010-12-21 0:10
Hope my note finds you and yours well.
I love the color of the leaves of the trees and the contrast with the deep blue colour of sky. The shades embellish the composition and management of light is admittedly pretty good.
- Copyright: John McLaird (jmcl) (14535)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E 300, 58mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Aspens, Autumn, Malignant Narcissism, Forests [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-04 16:09