Autumn gold and fresh snow...

Autumn gold and fresh snow adorn this view of Wilson Peak

in the San Miguel Mountains of Colorado.

October 1st, 2005

© Todd Caudle

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Velebit

Velebit - Oct 3, 2005 8:45 am - Voted 10/10

Magic

Fantastic shot Todd! Colors and composition are perfect! Seeing this live was real privilege :-)



Cheers,

Aleksandar-Sasha

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Oct 1, 2008 3:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Magic

gorgeous view...

T

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om - Oct 5, 2005 4:26 am - Voted 10/10

Nice picture but...

.. yellow color too much artificially reenforced.

Todd Caudle

Todd Caudle - Oct 6, 2005 9:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice picture but...

I didn't realize you were standing next to me. What you see is what was there.

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Oct 6, 2005 10:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice picture but...

It is often people say this about photos of Colorado's stunning aspens. People need to see it in person to believe it. You often hear comments of "Colorado Gold" just being yellow everywhere and it doesn't seem like it would be that spectacular. But when people see it in person, then they understand how spectacular it really is, and rarely does the photographer have to embellish anything. Having been to the San Juans many times and taken pictures from the Last Dollar Road, I can assure anyone that there was no "reinforcement of yellow" required in Todd's photo.



The following picture is dark (submitted long ago before I had mastered my Corel software), but you'll get the idea, even in the thumbnail. The photo is of the same mountain, shot from Highway 145.



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This photo was taken just a few weeks ago in the Elks. No embellishments were used:



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Todd Caudle

Todd Caudle - Oct 7, 2005 9:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice picture but...

Thanks Aaron!

brenta

brenta - Oct 7, 2005 10:35 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice picture but...

Olivier, I echo what Aaron and Mark have said. These are indeed the colors of Fall around here. In fact, for the eye used to Colorado landscapes, I think the most intriguing feature of this picture is the transition from the snowy peak to the snow-free lower slopes, which confers a nice diachronic effect: winter is already on the summits, but Fall lingers in the valley.

tomi

tomi - Oct 7, 2005 10:05 am - Voted 10/10

great...

photo. I like the fall atmosfere.

cheers

GailB

GailB - Oct 27, 2005 12:42 am - Voted 10/10

Nice Shot!

Love the contrasting colors, aspen gold with white, snowy mountains in the background.

Swain Scales

Swain Scales - Jan 9, 2007 5:09 pm - Hasn't voted

thanks

I'm from Oregon and justed moved to the San Juan area, and i must say that the fall photos are awe inspiring and make me jones for peaks. Thanks for the photo

rasgoat

rasgoat - Feb 14, 2007 12:53 am - Voted 10/10

Magic

As Velebit said.

And Aaron is right.
One look at this image and I immediately bagan to pine for the Rockies and the experience he speaks of.

Do not forget the crisp Aspen scent!

lilmantis

lilmantis - Jun 7, 2007 7:48 pm - Voted 10/10

WOW!

What a great pic of Colorado beauty! Thanks for this great pic!

mikus

mikus - Jan 13, 2008 3:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Heh

Fantastic Colours. If it's real I have to see it on my own ;]

Dan Leonhard

Dan Leonhard - Sep 11, 2009 6:54 pm - Voted 10/10

awesome!

gets me excited for the fall! great shot

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Aug 23, 2011 11:08 am - Voted 10/10

A magic shot

Cheers

Silvia

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