Ooh & Aah Moments


Driving a back road I noticed a lone cluster of gamble oaks catching some low light. The contrast between the snow-covered mountains, and grassy foreground contributed to the scene, along with the beautiful cloud formations overhead. Soon the trees were in shadow and the mountains lit up with beautiful pink alpenglow. What a privilege it was to witness these ooh and aah moments.

‘Golden Hour Gamble Oaks’ © Denise Bush
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‘Soulful Sunset’ © Denise Bush

‘Pink Sky Tonight’  © Denise Bush

27 Responses to “Ooh & Aah Moments”

  1. 1 Deb

    Ooh and Aah about covers it!!! 💖

  2. A perfect title! What a gift to witness these sublime moments.

  3. Stunning. Colorado puts on a show year round, and you’re there to capture that show!

  4. Lovely images, wonderful colours.

  5. Splendid indeed! Looks like you were there long enough to capture the kelvin temperature cool off a bit. Second composition is my fav. Cheers!

  6. 12 bcplimpton

    I just love the pastels that appear in the western (rocky mountains’) sky. So different from the much deeper colors here in NJ

    • Hi Barry! This is actually looking east with the sun setting behind me. Many of the pastel sky images you see from me are east/southeast. I just haven’t found any great vantage points that include mountains looking west. I’m sure you’ve heard of alpenglow, which these are examples of.

  7. Very pretty! Love soulful sunset …..ohh the pink!!

  8. Two thumbs up!

  9. I’m Oohing & Aahing over and over! Each are gorgeous!

  10. I love the way you write…and your keen eye for photography.

  11. Ooh and aah is right! I love those oaks – I like the second photo a lot because they’re a bit bigger, relative to the landscape. And that pale pink in the sky, and on the mountaintops, delicious.

  12. Wonderfully seen and captured. The oaks really stand out against the snowy mountains in the background. I wish you a happy holiday season, Denise.

  13. such different views of the same scene! They are all lovely.

    • Thank you Ruth … I generally like to try a few compositions when I like a scene. Here, working through the changing light added differences too.

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