1 Shot Wednesday: Fall in Colorado

Colorado Fall

Telluride, Colorado is one of the prettiest places on the planet. It feels like I’ve gone to the Alps, but it’s only eight hours away.  This picture was taken back in 2015. It reminds me it’s time for a revisit. Maybe next fall…

Hiking Around Trout Lake, CO

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Trout Lake

Trout Lake outside of Telluride is clear, and when hiking around it, it takes on the hue of teal. When I was a girl, I used to draw this scene repeatedly not knowing it existed other than in my imagination. Jagged snow-capped peaks. Rolling hills. Pines poking up to the sky. A large, mountain lake. For me, this landscape is the perfection of nature and transforms into a holiness for which I am unable to describe and only appreciate.

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Taken from the side of the 145 highway, south of Telluride, Colorado, when Jim and I turned the bend and I saw my childhood “happy place”, my mouth dropped. I couldn’t wait to get to the edge of the lake and hike around the hills and into the Aspen groves.

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Natural Shutters Framing Trout Lake
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Glitter and Gold

Sometimes, all that glitters is gold.

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Hike Around Trout Lake

Every bend around the lake was a photo opportunity. I couldn’t believe our good fortune experiencing this place with the breeze rustling the Aspen leaves around us for company.

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Entering an Aspen Grove

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Sunset over San Juan Mountains

Back at camp, as the sun set, the mountain range turned an unearthly pink.

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Pink Pyramid

With dinner baking in the Dutch oven, all that was left to do was light a campfire and relax.

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Camp Site at Dusk

Which shot is best? 

Five Shots: Colorado Aspens

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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? 

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