This scene reminds me of John Denver's song, "Country Roads", although this road is in rural southwestern Colorado. This road is called 'The Last Dollar' road and is an unpaved road off the Hwy 62 that connects Ridgeway to Telluride and is a back way to Telluride through ranch country. It is about 18 miles long through the San Juan mountains which can be seen in the background.
We had so much fun stopping for photo opportunities whenever something called to us, a stand of aspen trees, a mountain ridge, a creek or waterfall, or the old cabin when it started to rain and then snow
(a previous post).
Please enjoy my photo...
p.s. Just to the very lower right of this scene stood a tall grove of aspen trees that I took many photos of but what didn't look right from the extreme right view, is this little dirt road, so I moved up and over to the left to capture this scene and had to sacrifice the bold splash of autumn color for a more balanced scene.
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emilbo (22446) 2013-11-03 10:07
On ne peux que rester en admiration devant un tel panorama. Les couleurs automnales sont superbes devant un bel arrière-plan de montagnes enneigées. Un panorama de qualité, bien composé et agréable à regarder.
Bravo!... et bonne semaine,
photoray (11763) 2013-11-04 7:47
Excellent "Drive by shooting", for the panorama of the Rockies offset by the Aspen leaves turning towards yellow. And the snow already dominating long before the start of winter.
NorthernLight (2193) 2013-11-17 2:52
when I read the title of your image, I think of John Denver's song, one of my favorite songs.
An interesting road, a gravel road in front of a snow covered majestic mountain scenery. I love these kind of roads and I love these kind of landscapes.
Very beautiful. This image is a delight for my eyes!
All the best
phildar77360 (322) 2013-11-25 7:38
Superbes couleurs et belle composition
- Copyright: Karen Abel (kabel) (1659)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 7000 Digital SLR, 18-105 mm f3.5-5.6 DX VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): San Juan Mountains Range in the Autumn, USA [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-03 8:26