Autumn Fencerow

October 13, 2013  •  1 Comment

Autumn FencerowAutumn FencerowAre the trees more colorful on the other side?

Are the trees more colorful on the other side?

 

I have been waiting patiently for these trees to change since first arriving in May, and I was finally rewarded after work Friday! The road up and over Kebler Pass on the western slope is unpaved and after our recent snow and rain, parts of it were covered in several inches of wonderfully gloppy mud. That's what Jeeps are built for, and so another fellow and I piled in, turned up the radio, and headed for the hills to catch some evening light. What is normally a lovely drive became absolutely stunning as we gained altitude and the temperature dropped. Oak and evergreens gave way to the Aspens that Colorado is famous for, pouring over the contours of the slopes and contrasting with the new white snow. What a backyard! 

 

I've been processing these images in Adobe Lightroom 5 and have been very pleased with the ease of use combined with the formidable power of the application for both editing and managing/organizing. I rarely ever need to open another image editing program unless I'm adding some text or doing something that doesn't look natural. (Since my favorite subjects are natural, that doesn't happen often!) 

 

The leaves are changing, as are the times. We all march forward together!

 


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Vernon C. Ray(non-registered)
Ben, Wonderful Photograph - Thanks for sharing. Sometimes you just have to work hard at your photography and this one certainly looks like it was worth the effort to drive up the mountain. Among other things, it is an excellent example including all the elements of basic composition. It is always good to have a foreground object in a landscape photograph, but all the more rewarding when you eye naturally follows the fence to the tree line and the main subject of the photograph. Then follows the tree line to the mountain backdrop providing three levels of depth. Again, thanks for sharing.
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