Five Shots: Colorado Aspens

These pictures were taken today and tomorrow of 2015. We were hoping to return to South Central Colorado for fall break, but it didn’t work out. A revisit through the photo album will have to suffice. Which one do you like best?

1. Gold Framing
2. Black and Gold
3. The Hills Are Alive
4. Inside the Aspen Grove
5. Fall Drive
6. Trout Lake, outsideย of Telluride
7. Colorado Pines
8. Granite Face
9. At the edge of Trout Lake
10. Aspen Buddies
11. Looking up
12. Feels like you are in the Alps

We were fortunate the weather was perfect. Capturing a perfect day locks in the memory and lessens the sting of a humdrum day.

49 thoughts on “Five Shots: Colorado Aspens

    1. Hi, Alex. Nothing like a sunny fall day….

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  1. Magic photographs โ€“ thanks for sharing!

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  2. I like the header, ‘Gold Framing’ best. But they are all excellent, and each one a ‘keeper’ on its own merit.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Howdy,Pete. Thanks, I think that one is the best, too. Surrounded by the glow of an Aspen grove is magical. It’s hard to capture a feeling in photography, but I like practicing.

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      1. You captured it just right for me, Cindy! x

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          1. Replied with two emails.

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  3. Those are all magical shots. It is hard to choose a favourite. ‘Aspen Buddies’ is special.

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    1. Welcome! Biologists say an Aspen grove is alive, sharing the same root system, “talking” to each other. I believe it.

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  4. All of these shots are beautiful, but “gold framing” indeed!

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    1. Thanks for your vote, John. I reckon it is a popular shot among visitors. So magestic sitting there by there by the side of the road.

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  5. Lovely lovely shots Cindy. I can’t choose just one!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Fraggle.

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  6. Great post โ˜บ All of these pictures are so beautiful that it is hard to choose which one tops them all. Keep up the great work โ˜บ

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, John. It’s amazing how much your photography skills improve when you are in a majestic spot!

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  7. MY MY … how beautiful !! Superb shots.
    I know that Fall seems early in the high country. A bitter sweet beauty.

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    1. Yes, early this year. I bet it’s beautiful up in Alberta. I’d love to see your fall trees. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Fantastic. Trout Lake looks like something out of a dream. I want to go there!

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    1. When I was a girl, I used to doodle and draw scenes. Repeatedly I would draw a lake with a mountain behind it and rolling hills in front with trees. When I saw Trout Lake for the first time, I was taken back. It was exactly out of my imagination.

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  9. I don’t think that the Swiss Alps that I’ve seen are any more spectacular than that, especially your first photo.

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    1. Me, too. And only seven hours away by car.

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  10. Very hard to choose but I’ll go with 9. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Hi Ian. Trout Lake is a postcard setting. Hard to take a bad shot. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. A perfect day indeed. Yellow and blue is a perfect palette.

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    1. I do think it’s my favorite pairing. I’m drawn to all its variations.

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  13. I think the first is my favourite!

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  14. I think the first is my favourite but they are all really lovely!

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    1. Hi Abbi. When I first visited the Colorado Rockies, I was surprsed

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    2. surprised how much they looked like the Alps.

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  15. No.3 but it is very tough, one of the best Five Shots posts methinks.

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  16. Beautiful pictures!! We experienced the Aspens changing colors for the first time this year when going up to Grand Lake, CO for our wedding. Incredible!

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    1. Welcome. I cannot wait to return. Thank you for stopping by.

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  17. Fantastic. Too hard to pick one. #1, #9, and #12 are my favorites. Thank you!

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  18. This was so calming, blue with golden tones. Lovely examples of natural wonders, Cindy.

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    1. Thanks, again! I love the blue and gold palette. It was an eye-filling and soul-filling trip.

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  19. Gold Framing is my favorite. Check out my Colorado stories at mcgeetraveltales.com. Thank you and safe travels!

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    1. Thanks, Mcgee. I’ll check out your site. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Gorgeous colour, so different from here in Atlantic Canada, with the mixed forest of different colors.

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    1. Hi Kelly, welcome! I have been to BC and thought it gorgeous. Isn’t it great to find the beauty in nature where ever you live?

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      1. Oh yes. I love being outdoors. I love camping hiking seeing new waterfalls, standing on top of highest point and bluff. Such a great addiction.

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        1. Your site is full of great shots. I was so close to New Brunswick but have not been to the Eastern side of Canada.
          Stay warm!

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          1. A lot of people go to the Rockies and Toronto and skip Eastern Canada, I have been all over Canada and I think the East is so beautiful, but tourist have to drive as it is not accessible,

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  21. Colorado is a state with a beauty hard to beat anywhere in the world. Glad you had the chance to go there.

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    1. Hi Ian. It is a right up there as the most beautiful. I have not been for 5 years. Can’t wait to
      expolore!

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