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 thoughts on “Five Shots: Colorado Aspens

    1. The pines are pretty and forgotten next to the aspens. I liked this one for reminding me to savor the green as well as the gold. Thanks, Robin!

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  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.

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    1. It was a visual feast. Thanks for your vote, Pete.

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  2. They are all beautiful! I like the last one the best. Majestic. Postcard stuff.

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    1. Everywhere we looked was magical. I took 2,000 pictures!

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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. 🙂

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      1. You have had obviously as long a love affair with autumn aspen groves as I have had.

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        1. I love how they are one organism, a colony. It’s a very corny comparison, but whenever I have watched the film Avatar, I am reminded of Aspen groves.

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  4. Gorgeous !! Glad u enjoyed your time;) I did too

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    1. New York is luscious this time of year. Glad you had a chance to get away from it all.

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  5. Between second and last for me

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    1. Thanks, Alex. I have been to the Alps and couldn’t believe I found something so similar in sight and feel and only 6.5 hours away from my front door.

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      1. Do you mind pushing them nearer to London? 😉

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        1. You have that southern coast line to brag about….

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    1. Valley View. That’s a shot in many a Western, methinks. Not Vertical Triangles? I thought of you when I shot that! 😉

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  6. All nice, but I like the last one the best.

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    1. I liked the vertical swathes of color. I appreciate your vote–you’ve got great a camera and eye.

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

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    1. I felt the same way standing around doing full circles feeling like should start singing “The Hills Are Alive”.

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      1. Ahah, very true! Wish I lived near a mountain area, it’s so very flat here in MN.

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        1. 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.

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  8. All wonderful photos. Just gorgeous. Wish I could take a trip up there right now!

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    1. 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.

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      1. We’ve got family friends up there and yet we’ve only driven through. We really need to take a long weekend sometime!

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  9. 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.

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    1. Why thanks, John. I agree; it was one that felt symmetrical to me. I appreciate your thoughts.

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  10. Okay, this time I will pick a favorite, Vertical Triangles, except I really do like them all.

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    1. 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.

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

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    1. Hi Jordan, thank you for the kind words. More is on the way….

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  12. The second one is my favourite!

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    1. It was the prettiest road I’ve ever been on. Every bend for miles revealed similar views.

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

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    1. 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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