It was a good year for fall color in the Colorado Rockies with the road over McClure Pass providing an easily accessible panoramic viewpoint of The Raggeds Mountains. I spent a nice morning near the Maroon Bells but the afternoon began to threaten with thunderstorms. When possible, I like to wait out a thunderstorm for the chance of dramatic light as a storm clears. As afternoon turned to evening I got lucky with warm, low angle light on the scene and dark clouds above the mountains. Gambel oaks provided some color in lower, drier areas here but quaking aspen dominates from about 8000 feet to timberline.
GUNNISON NATIONAL FOREST, COLORADO
Calumet Wood Field XM with Nikon 210/5.6 lens on Fuji Velvia film - 1/4 sec at f/32