Colorado Fall Colors

© Matthew Jonas/www.matthewjonas.com 2012

The drought in Colorado has forced an early change in the leaves of many trees along the front range. The aspen trees began to change from green to gold about 3 weeks earlier than usual. So as I often do, I headed to the high country to capture some of shift from summer to fall. Enjoy.

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Fall Colors In the Rocky Mountains

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

It has been almost a week since I posted anything. I have had to go through a years worth of papers to put together contest entries for the Colorado Press Association. That took a long time and now that I look at what I didn’t enter I wish I could have added a few more. But enough of that. Here is a photo from Squaw Pass I made this morning. It was cold, overcast and raining. I really didn’t do enough with fall colors in the papers last year so I am going to spend as much time as I can afford this week trying to come up with some feature photos for cover shots. I will probably file the photo above as a secondary detail shot and try to find a scenic for the primary. See you in the high country.

Fall colors in the Rocky Mountains

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Over the weekend it dawned on me that I really didn’t have anything to run on the cover of the Clear Creek Courant. So I drove up to Mt. Evans only to realize that the really windy weather we had a couple of days before would ruin any chance of a fall colors photo spread. Smooth move on my part. Way to miss that opportunity. A little frustrated I drove up Squaw Pass and then down Hwy 103 into Idaho Springs. When I reached Idaho Springs I noticed that the water wheel had been dressed up for Halloween. So I wandered toward it and got lucky with some great fall colors. The trees and plants near the water were in full fall color. Shot some wide, shot some tight, stopped down opened up and even trespassed a little. All in all I think I came up with a few good ones.