Single-image Sunday: Autumn in the Rockies   17 comments

It’s funny how the shortening days have played havoc with my good intentions to do a Friday Foto Talk this week.  But by next Friday it will be different, promise.  This is the area I’ve been hanging around lately.  Because it’s so darn beautiful!  It is an arm of the San Juan Mtns., themselves a part of the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Colorado.  Telluride is just the other side of those mountains.

 I was hoping the aspens would still be going here but I didn’t have very high hopes.  What a great surprise: they were in their spectacular peak!  I’m not one to be on the hotline as far as these things go; I’m sure there’s an app for it.  I’d rather be surprised.  And I don’t want to avoid going to a place I know is lovely, fall colors or not, based only on some narrow-focused recommendation off the internet.

This was captured atop a ridge when the sun finally cleared the storm clouds lingering over the higher part of this range, which is out of view to the left.  I climbed atop this rock and used it and the nice pinyon pine as foreground.  I think this image has everything the Rockies are: rugged mountains, golden aspens, pinyon pines and lichen-encrusted metamorphic rock.

I’ve been exploring this area more completely than I have in the past.  In fact, I’m right now burning daylight!  Since this is my last full day here, I am going to finish this post, stop watching football, and drink the beer I ordered faster than I want to.  Hello golden hour!  Have a great week everyone.

 

A beautiful morning and fall colors go together well in the mountains of SW Colorado.

A beautiful morning and fall colors go together well in the mountains of SW Colorado.

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17 responses to “Single-image Sunday: Autumn in the Rockies

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  1. Hi there Michael, I’m visiting after a while. That’s a stunning image. What a beautiful place…I’d love to be hanging around there too!

  2. What a phenomenal scene, at a gorgeous time of year!

  3. Beautiful! My husband and I were just in Michigan last week and saw some beautiful fall color there.

  4. Isn’t fall wonderful? You have a great week too.

  5. Spectacular image and view!

  6. I love the San Juans…gorgeous!

  7. Fantastic autumn colours, really nice.

  8. Love it.

    Annette Arnold-Boyd
  9. Gorgeous fall image!

  10. Wow, beautiful colours

  11. Wowser! Stunning colours and a wonderful composition too 🙂

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