Colorado Autumn – Part III


I have been putting processing my images on the back burner these last few weeks. Since the autumn foliage won’t last forever I decided to spend my energy shooting… I can always work with the shots later. The images in this post were captured near Telluride which is becoming one of my favorite ‘go to’ areas. You may be wondering if the golds are really this vibrant and the answer is yes! If I wasn’t here to witness how brilliant these trees can look with the right lighting I might not believe it myself. I took my time photographing this first scene making several compositions… horizontal, vertical, wide, zoomed, etc. and had a hard time picking a favorite. I was pleased to find a great spot where I can see 360 degrees. The last three images are all from ‘my spot’ on the same evening. To the north a colorful plume sprang from a nearby mountain while the sun was setting to the west and the moon was rising to the east. What a fun night I had shooting in all directions while listening to the elk bugle in the valley below!

'Reflection with Ophir Needles I' © Denise Bush

‘Reflection with Ophir Needles I’ © Denise Bush
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'Ophir Needles' © Denise Bush

‘Ophir Needles’ © Denise Bush

'The San Miguel in Autumn' © Denise Bush

‘The San Miguel in Autumn’ © Denise Bush
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'Aspen Abstract' © Denise Bush

‘Aspen Abstract’ © Denise Bush
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'Mountain Plumage' © Denise Bush

‘Mountain Plumage’ © Denise Bush

'Sunset Magic' © Denise Bush

‘Sunset Magic’ © Denise Bush

'Moonrise with Afterglow' © Denise Bush

‘Moonrise with Afterglow’ © Denise Bush

26 Responses to “Colorado Autumn – Part III”

  1. 1 Deb

    All spectacular 360° goodness!

  2. I love those fleecy clouds in the first picture, and your “Aspen Abstract” is a novel take on the subject.

  3. 5 Kathleen Lapergola

    Oh my, these images are so beautiful Denise!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Absolutely stunning photographs Denise 🙂

  5. 9 Russ Hunt

    Very beautiful. Can’t wait for winter pics.

    • Hi Russ. I actually have some with snow on my back burner. The high peaks got snow a little over a week ago. It’s beautiful along with the aspen trees. Good to hear from you!

  6. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 13 Joe perno

    Just Beautiful. But I wouldn’t expect anything less Denise. You are a great Photographer and you are in a Glorious place. Keep Shooting !!!

  8. 15 lensaddiction

    Wonderful colour, I have seen hillsides look like they are on fire from the mix and match of red and gold – you did this justice here 🙂

  9. 17 Mary Ann Silvers

    Denise, Just lovely…

    • Hi Mary Ann! Hope everything is good back in Tabernacle. We are enjoying the weather, scenery, house and being close to our son. Thanks for chiming in and keep in touch!

  10. Incredible images, Denise, simply stunning!

  11. Definitely finding your groove out there… winters commin!!!!!!

    • I’m trying Mickey… already 3,000+ miles on my new car exploring. Have some pics coming with snow on the peaks… yes, winter is coming and I think it will be beautiful! Some of the high elevation dirt roads get closed so I am anxious to see where I will still be able to go. A trip down to Moab Utah or New Mexico might be in store this winter. Thanks for checking in. I miss everyone!

  12. Love Reflections With Ophir Needles. Wonder what’s an Ophir. Also love San Miguel in Autumn.

    What will you do next fall? 😉

  13. I’ve been to this area, and to many similar. You really captured the feeling. I felt like I was right there, breathing in that crisp, clean air. I even liked your abstract.

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