Fall - a great season to be in the San Juan Range of Colorado. This year's autumn got off to an earlier-then-normal start due to a dry, hot summer. That usually portends an early end to color and we were concerned that our October 4 -7 dates might be too late. But, although the scrub oak was mostly past peak, the aspen held on to its colors for a long time. We had some weather issues too but, as usual, bad weather produced some dramatic imagery. Here's a sampling of images provided by some of our tour participants.
Art Mullis captured this wonderful scene with Mt. Sneffels in the background. The aspen is over the top with peak colors and the layering takes us back to the mountain range beyond.
Ben Carlson provides us with this scene complete with winding road to take us through the image. Yes, even this late, there's still some green in those aspen.
Dianne Biddison captured this scene with an inclined mixture of evergreens and aspen. Note the difference in aspen colors from green to peak to past peak (but still a beautiful orange).
This beautiful reflection shot by Zeralda LaGrange gives us a nice abstract image of aspen playfully engaged with the blue water of the pond.
Jerry Bush offers this beautifully layered image of foreground, middle ground and background of a quintessential Colorado Fall.
Larry Rosier captures this dramatic moment of rays lighting up part of the landscape.
Another dramatic moment, this one captured by Joe Campbell, shows that bad weather (or potentially bad weather) is a good time to have camera ready to shoot.
Come capture the beauty of a Colorado Fall September 25 - 29, 2019