Five Shots: Colorado Aspens

Aspen Strips
Aspen Strips

Just back from a camping getaway to Colorado. Telluride is known for its Alpen setting and music festivals throughout the year. This past weekend was quiet with few tourists and the Aspen leaves clung to the trees. Here are five + two shots of golds and blues.

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Valley View 145 South
Matterhorn I
Matterhorn
Hiking around Trout Lake
Hiking around Trout Lake
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Snowy Peak
Where Fall and Winter Meet
Where Fall and Winter Meet
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Vertical Triangles

Which one do you like best? 

40 Comments on “Five Shots: Colorado Aspens

  1. I like the contrast on number 2, ‘Matterhorn’, but they are all very dramatic. It must have been a great trip!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. The problem with these photographs and similar spectacularly beautiful photographs of Colorado aspens in the fall is that they can’t replicate the wonderful smell of autumn aspen groves. It is a smell once known that can’t be forgotten. Go there and breathe deep.

    • I couldn’t agree with you more. The smell and the sanctuary within the groves are magical. Just you wait,my friend. An aspen grove post is forthcoming. 🙂

  3. OMG, so much beauty in this post, Cindy! I LOVE all of these, and that last pic is simply breathtaking!

        • When you and Ivan look to make your next trip, I recommend Telluride! It’s touristy like Sedona, so pick an off-festival weekend. When you came out to Sedona would have been the perfect time to go to Colorado. When we went, 60 percent of the leaves had already dropped. Still, magnificence is magnificent and I dislike crowds, so it was a great weekend to explore.

    • You are close! Only took 7 hours from Sedona area. I’ve heard so many people inform me how breathtaking it was. It only took me 3.5 years to visit CO.

  4. They are all very good but overall, I am quite attracted by “Valley View 145 South”. It leads you further and further on into the picture.

    • Hi Don! I wish I could convey how huge the space was and all the pretty colors. This was one of my favorite shots I took out of 2,000. Thanks.

  5. oh my god Cindy these are incredible!!! My favourite is the bottom vertical shaped one. Wow some beautiful snaps you got there

  6. Oh, the beauty! The first and last ones are especially gorgeous. I love mountains and wish I could live closer to views like these.

    • Welcome! I appreciate the sentiments. I am trying hard to embrace all that the SW has to offer. I think it’s important never stop acting like a tourist.

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