Here we are once again — “On Location” in the picturesque Gunnison National Forest near Crested Butte, Colorado, for more fall colors .
When we started out early this morning, last night’s fresh new snow covering the surrounding peaks greeted us. We were hoping to get a nice sunrise image at Crested Butte, but the low lying clouds blocked out the sun, so no sunrise shots today. Although it remained cloudy all day, the sun, on occasion, would poke its way through some of the low hanging clouds. When it did, it would present us a brief show of light and shadow over the landscape. Such was the case as we were driving down Gothic Road near Mt. Crested Butte.
The sun happened to find a few holes just as we were passing a group of red orange Aspens with another group of golden Aspens behind. In the backdrop were snow capped peaks with the first snow of the season. The wind was brisk, and was moving the clouds, which gave the effect of the sun whisking across the landscape and pushing the shadow before it. We stopped, set up our gear hurriedly, and luckily grabbed the shot.
You will see some of these images on our website before the end of the year. Visit us at www.AspenColors.com.