East beckwith Autumn First Light
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|East Beckwith Mountain and West Beckwith Mountain of the West Elks wilderness taken from Kebler Pass road west of Crested Butte, Colorado|
Kebler Pass is considered to have the largest Aspen forest on Earth, it is approximately a 20 mile long dirt road going over the West Elk mountains which is part of the greater Elk Mountains in south central Colorado. East and West Beckwith Mountains are both high 12,000 foot peaks, though not very high by Colorado standards they are still very majestic peaks to see in person. This photo was taken on one of the switch backs on the only paved section of Kebler Pass Road, I shared this spot with at least 8 other photographers that morning (which is probably considered quite a small crowd for this area).
The Aspen forest in this area is made up of several different groves of Aspens, each one connected together by the roots to make one organism, and the forest is considered the largest of it's kind on Earth. This area is truly spectacular in the fall when the aspens turn their usual golden color and with an impressive mountain backdrop it is a very iconic region for both photographers and leaf peepers who come from all over Colorado and the United States.
This area is also considered the wildflower capital of Colorado
and let me tell you, Trek Nature's image display does not give this any justice, for some reason this looks very flat and dark from all other sites that it is being shown
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Greetings Paul, I love your photo here. Detail and color are managed very well. It's like being there, and being there is fantastic.
amazing photo of this landscape. Great sharpness and details. Perfect light.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2012-02-09 20:10]
Hello, beautiful photo of the sunrise in Colorado and the aspens in early autumn. I see what you mean by being a bit dark but the foreground has very interesting light effects.