fall aspen

“Kebler Pass”

A valley of endless golden aspen under the snow dusted Beckwith Peaks.  This is my little secret place I like to venture off the main road of Kebler Pass, where I can always have this view to myself.  I make sure to walk down this trail every autumn to watch a sunset.

Kebler Pass, Colorado - September 2012

Shot Notes:

Velvia 100 4x5, 135mm fuji lens
1 second at f22, polarizer and 2 stop soft GND filter

A dramatic morning storm dumped rain, hail, sleet and snow on me while I watched the sunrise over Bear Lake.  There was such a nice mix of oranges and reds up there this year :)

Shot Notes:

Ektar 100 4x5, 90mm Caltar Lens

1 second at f22, 1 stop soft GND filter

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Elk Mountains, Colorado, USA

This was one of the highlights from my travels this autumn.  I found this spot a couple hours before sunset and figured I’d set up and wait for light.  I had the place all to myself, but It was mostly cloudy out so I didn’t know what to expect.  After a while of waiting the sky started dumping rain on me, but I put on the rain gear and enjoyed the solitude.  Right as the rain was getting to its strongest, I noticed the sky brightening up so I had a glimmer of hope that something would happen.  Then suddenly a double rainbow appeared and stayed incredibly brilliant for almost 5 minutes!  I watched the light come and go on the aspens and found this to be the perfect time to take the shot.

Shot Notes:
Velvia 50 4x5, 75mm Super Angulon
2 seconds at f22, polarizing filter and 2 stop soft GND filter