Some of nature's finest aspen groves are found in the central and southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Roads that leave from Crested Butte and travel over Kebler and Ohio Passes can be especially nice in late September. Be careful when photographing aspen near a road. Many individuals seem to delight in carving their names or initials in the bark of these trees - thus ruining their beauty for everyone else. This is another example of an "intimate landscape" and again, soft light from a cloudy day was absolutely necessary. Harsh highlights and shadows would greatly detract from this image. Waiting for breaks in a slight breeze was also necessary as the exposure time was one second.
GUNNISON NATIONAL FOREST, COLORADO
Toyo 45 AII camera with Nikon W 150/5.6 lens
on Fuji Velvia film - 1 sec at f/38