Colorado Fall Colors

I recently joined a group of photographers for a workshop in Colorado; a most astounding place to photograph. I was so impressed with the leaders of this tour: Bart Baldwin and Jason J. Hatfield.  Bart is a videographer and photographer based in Columbia, SC and Jason is a professional photographer who wrote the book on photographing “Colorado Fall Color.” Each day was filled with Colorado sunrises, sunset and everything in between and they made sure we were ready to get the best shot possible.

Below are a couple of photos taken on way to our hotel in Aspen/Snowmass near a town called Leadville.

Old Cabin
Old Cabin

 

Leadville Mine
Leadville Mine

 

At Independence Pass we were stopped for some photos at a pond: the sunset was interesting  and with all the clouds in the sky, it held promise for something more colorful.

Independence Pass
Independence Pass

 

As the sun dropped down further in the sky, it was like the lights were turned on and all we could do was take the best shot we could of the amazing scene around us!

Sunset at Independence Pass
Sunset at Independence Pass

 

As if that wasn’t enough excitement, we were told be ready to leave early the next morning to place our tripods near the lake in the dark. As the sun came up at Maroon Bells, you take a look around and realize that you have been joined by many other photographers, wanting the same shot! Maroon Bells are the reddish peaks on the mountain that resemble bells.

MaroonBells
MaroonBells

Next we explored the area around the Mountain which has hiking trails.

MaroonBells Trail
MaroonBells Trail

 

Close-up of Sign
Close-up of Sign

Sign says “Maroon Bells, Snowmass Wilderness, White River”.  Looks inviting, doesn’t it.

Equipment used: Nikon Camera, lens-24-70mm, polarizing filter.

Next blog:  More from Colorado!

 

6 Replies to “Colorado Fall Colors”

  1. Amazing photos of beautiful scenery. Your sunset shot at Independence Pass is a real keeper. I had the pleasure of working with Bart on a tour in Charleston. He is adept at getting you to the right place at the right time for a perfect photo experience. Great job!

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