More Colorado Gold Found Near Golden Gate Canyon State Park

And here are the #ColoradoGold Aspens I was fortunate to capture a week later than the earlier post. This is from Panoramic Overlook near Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Colorado.


GoldenGate 20141005 130_1_2_HDR-Edit

GoldenGate 20141005 130_1_2_HDR-Edit

GoldenGate 20141005 130_1_2_HDR-Edit-Edit

GoldenGate 20141005 130_1_2_HDR-Edit-Edit

GoldenGate 20141005 113

GoldenGate 20141005 113

GoldenGate 20141005 097_8_9_HDR-Edit

GoldenGate 20141005 097_8_9_HDR-Edit

GoldenGate 20141005 085_6_7_HDR

GoldenGate 20141005 085_6_7_HDR

GoldenGate 20141005 079_80_81_HDR

GoldenGate 20141005 079_80_81_HDR

GoldenGate 20141005 050

GoldenGate 20141005 050

GoldenGate 20141005 022_3_4_HDR

GoldenGate 20141005 022_3_4_HDR



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Kebler Pass HDR

I know, it’s been awhile since my last post here, but things have been really busy! That’s both good and bad, but part of the business was spent photographing my favorite time of the year! So…

My family and I spent the weekend in a great, secluded cabin about an hour southwest of Gunnison, Colorado about two weeks ago now, with some very good friends. And I figured that since I was that close to Crested Butte, Kebler Pass and Ohio Creek Road, I just had to break away and go see what they’re up to this fine fall-colored time of the year! ;)

Arriving at Kebler Pass, we found the Aspens about 2 weeks away from peaking in their golden glory, but we did arrive at a beautiful sunset over the area! So, no epic Aspen gold, but nevertheless, Colorado beauty! Seeing the contrasty situation up on this ridge line, I shot most of the 15 minutes in HDR-mode: three shots, -2EV, 0EV, +2EV and combined them in Photoshop CS5 or Photomatix Pro (I am feeling the need to purchase Photomatix Pro 4.1 now! Got any good discount codes for me?)

Here’s one HDR image from that trip, processed in Photomatix Pro.


Oso Creek 1027_8_9 hdr

Oso Creek 1027_8_9 hdr



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Fall Colors in Colorado

Having spent the past weekend in Steamboat Springs, I give this update on the fall colors here in Colorado….

The Aspen groves on the west facing slopes are still about 7-10 days away from peaking. While the groves on the east facing slopes are about 3-5 days away from peaking. The Aspens in and around Steamboat Springs were quite green still, yet on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass, they were almost at peak (some families has already lost all their leaves).

I’m thinking this weekend will be prime time to see the changing of the colors this year. Earlier this month I was predicting an early peak to the colors given the wet, cool summer we’ve had. But given what I saw in Steamboat this weekend, we’re having a normal cycle of the changing of the leaves, meaning near the end of September is when they’ll peak.

Get out and walk amongst nature’s glory this weekend before the leaves are gone….


Aspens and Ferns - Steamboat Springs


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