Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Aspen Skies

A nearby Saturday hike to the Palmer Lake Reservoirs this past weekend yielded some photos of changing aspens at the lower elevations (around 8,000 feet, or a little over 2,400 m above sea level).
And that's my Skywatch Friday entry for the week. I'll probably save the rest of the fall photos for later in the winter when I'll be wishing for those colors!

Mimmu asked how high the park is where I took those snowy photos last weekend. That park is slightly lower in elevation than our house, which is at 7,500 feet (2,286 meters) above sea level. We're high enough that most sea-level visitors get a little out of breath simply climbing the stairs in our house.

47 comments:

  1. Great eye-catching shot! An early happy skywatching to you!

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  2. A favorite photo if there ever was one!

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  3. That's a great perspective .... a wonderful image ....
    LG: Karin

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  4. THis photo makes me want to stretch up on my tippy toes and reach up towards the sky! Absolutely lovely! :D

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  5. Love this! I feel as though I am really there!

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  6. I love the view! What a terrific capture, Al, and superb composition! Such gorgeous colors! Hope you have a great day! Give Socks a pat for Sam and I!

    Sylvia

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  7. Just wonderful! I love aspens too, especially in autumn when the sky is so blue.

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  8. Wow, that is a beautiful shot. I stretching my neck to reach the top of those magnificent trees.

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  9. Wow Al!
    So beautiful capture... I really love it.
    Greeting from Holland,
    Anna

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  10. Al,
    White birches are reaching for the heaven! They are singing the praise of autumn. What a beautiful park it is!
    Best wishes,
    keiko

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  11. Great shot. Love those golden leves against that great sky.

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  12. Great photo. Love how the trunks draw the eye right up to the blue sky patch in the middle.

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    Imagem maravilhosa, mostra a beleza dessas árvores floridas.
    Boa quinta-feira!
    Beijos.
    Brasil°º✿
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  14. Wow - you do live at altitude!

    Love the soaring perspective in this shot.

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  15. I'm enjoying your aspen color now, Al, and I'm sure I'll enjoy it even more around January! I hear the color in Denver is good - I'm heading there tomorrow.

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  16. HI Al, you really do go to some incredible locations!! Lucky you and so much beautiful nature. Love this one and the great colours. Carla

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  17. Beautiful angle! Happy sky watching.

    Skywatch

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  18. I love autumn, great capture! Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles

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  19. Fantastic shot of the sky through the trees.

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  20. I love this shot!

    My Skywatch, please come and see. Have a nice weekend!

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  21. I like this, I feel like I'm in a camp chair looking up through the trees.

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  22. ah, one of my favourite views in the world, the sky through the treetops

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  23. Amazing shot!
    Enjoy the weekend:-)

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  24. so nice to see the yellow and blue together. Crick in your neck?

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  25. great perspective ~ almost makes me dizzy looking up

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  26. I love taking photos looking straight up like this! You have done a wonderful job, although I think the aspens helped a bit...

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  27. Gorgous...and breathtaking at the same time

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  28. Love the straight up view through the aspens! Grandkids and outdoors - how could you not have your camera??

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  29. Wow, you live at such an altitude, Al! Nice colors, nice framing. Aspen reaching out to the sky, which elevates my spirit, too.

    Yoko

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  30. Up Up and away..... nice shot gorgeous, Happy Friday!

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  31. Wonderful looking up at all those gold doubloons against the blue sky.
    At your elevation you are safe from a visit from me. Max. alt. for my ticker is 2,000' , that is without an oxygen bottle. Such a pity as I love real mountains.
    At least I can enjoy the beauty on your blog.

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  32. In winter, there won't be any leaves?

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  33. What a breathtaking picture!!!
    great shot, Al! :)

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  34. Here is ONE thing to say: WOW!! :))

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  35. Beautiful at how you were able to grab that shot looking upward towards the sky...

    My luck I'll pass out going up a curb cause I am right at sea level, it didn't occurred to me that Colorado was up so high.

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  36. This shot took my breath away. Beautiful capture!

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  37. Amazing perspective!
    Love the color of these trees!

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  38. You have done your photography very well.

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  40. very beautiful photography as well as nice picture........ thanks for sharing this.....

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  41. Love line of of the tree trunks leading to the yellow leaves and blue sky.

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