Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Golden Aspen & Blue Sky

This hasn't been a good year for aspen, as the incredibly hot, dry fall has stressed the trees, and many of them are dropping their leaves while still green. But I was able to find one good stand after hiking up into a valley a little over 10,000 feet (3,000 m) in elevation on the back of Pikes Peak, in an area known as Horsethief Park (because it's where horse thieves used to hide).
I'll post more aspen photos in a couple of days. For more sky-themed photos, visit Skywatch Friday.

36 comments:

  1. Such breathtaking colors and a superb capture, Al, as always! Love the gold against such vivid blue! Have a great evening and a beautiful tomorrow!

    Sylvia

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  2. I've always loved aspens. This stand is really brilliant! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  3. Lovely - one of the sights I long to see for real one day.

    I think that's touchingly naive about the horsethieves - always heading for the same place and people knowing exactly where they'd be.

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  4. Very fall. Our Aspen are going gold slowly, but we did have some green fall a few weeks ago.

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  5. Hi Al :)
    questa foto è magnifica nel contrasto brillante dei colori:
    oro contro bleu !
    L'autunno è una stagione che amo molto !
    Buona giornata.

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  6. Buongiorno Al, the warm colors of autumn with the vivid blue sky typical of summer, give me a great emotion!
    Magnificent shot!

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  7. A long, white winter and lots of rain later has change the natural calendar here in Denmark this year!

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  8. Fabulous colors! Both the sky and leaves! I'd love to see all the colored leaves scattered on the ground, too ;D

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  9. The trees are scrumptious with the blue sky as a backdrop!

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  10. Gorgeous photo, the contrast is wonderful. Thank you for taking the hike!

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  11. wow that sky is sooo sooo blue and the trees such a contrast XXX Don

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  12. Much more beautiful than all the gold int this world, its`s shining :-) Just lovt it!

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  13. The color is fantastic!!! I love the contrast of the gold against the royal blue! Wow!

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  14. Wow...stunning photo!Perfect for SWF!

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  15. Beautiful picture with nice colors!

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  16. Oh my.. so exciting! I would like to go up there, in the Horsethief Park, up on the Pikes Peak!! =) And 3.000 m above sea!! And I can tell you, you caught the Autum leaves pretty well!! ;)

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  17. Whoa! What a sky, especially in contrast to those golden leaves! Incredible

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  18. Oh man, you are way ahead of everybody. You already are enjoying the colors of Autumn on the first day!

    Can't wait for the coming posts.

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  19. Stunning photo. Love the colours.

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  20. Beautiful Aspen Trees with the deep Blue sky as a background..picture perfect.

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  21. I've always loved the Aspen - a beautiful tree and these pics are so nice with the blue contrast. Makes me ready for fall!

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  22. we've had the same problem here, hot, dry summer and many of trees were and still are dropping leaves.

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  23. Despite not having a good year for the alamo, captured with this lens is beautiful.
    kiss

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  24. The bright color of the aspen complimented well with the sky. Very nice!

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  25. What a gorgeous color! Love how the yellow and blue complement each other so well!

    I'm sorry to hear about your unusually hot autumn though. That sounds quite stressful to the plants.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Al!

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  26. Hi Al,
    I came over to visit from "The Zees Go West." You have some lovely photography here!! Your Aspen are in full color (ours have just started to change.) I'm curious about your blog format, I have the basic black format like you, but I can't put in such large photos. Can you share your secret?
    :)

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  27. Wow - what golden trees! Superb.

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  28. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

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  29. Great photo! The aspens are gorgeous! We are going to CO in two weeks and I wish they would hold out for me....

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  30. Even when it's dry, these are beautiful.

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