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East beckwith Autumn First Light

East beckwith Autumn First Light
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Copyright: Paul Gana (PaulGana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 3 N: 129] (595)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-30
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus Zuiko 14-45mm f3.5-5.6, Singh-Ray 2stop SE ND Grad
Exposure: f/11, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-09 0:28
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Points: 6
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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.


Hi Paul,
amazing photo of this landscape. Great sharpness and details. Perfect light.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
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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.

Hi Paul

Cant even call myself a half decent photographer, and certainly a nobody as far as landscapes are concerned. But really felt like appreciating this unique image which literally transports you there..it is truly captivating, vibrant and more of a painting.
Thanks indeed for sharing

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