photography from the ground up

Autumn Glow

Sometimes the best thing about Autumn is the anticipation of the first snowfall, which often happens in early October. Well, no snow yet this year, but we have had some intense skies, and along with the falling temperatures,  it sure looks and feels like we could have an early winter.

Fast forward a couple days and the temperature is back up in the 70s, normal for this time of year. I took a drive through Lake Fork Canyon to capture the aspens in their autumn coats. I made the second image at the entrance to Fogon Canyon which is a side canyon from Lake Fork. There is an old abandoned corral built up against the rock walls. I think the weathered wood compliments the color in the trees nicely.

As the sun sank lower in the sky, I reached the head of the canyon. There, on a small side road that winds through the aspen groves, I made this image of the setting sun shining through the red/yellow leaves creating a soft golden glow.

Autumn in the high country is a fleeting thing. Peak color only last for a day or two, but that’s one of the things that make it special.


22 responses

  1. I love that first image particularly Jim. The colours are wonderful and that sky is amazing.


    October 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

  2. I love the way your skies have so much depth to them – they seem ‘extra alive’, somehow…


    October 11, 2012 at 8:25 pm

  3. Love the drama of the skies and the one on the ground


    October 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  4. Amazing pictures and colours.
    Loved the clouds formations.
    Belgium greetings


    October 12, 2012 at 5:48 am

  5. bpntrp



    October 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

  6. tremendous especially the one with the clouds


    October 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm

  7. Stunning. I can’t wait to see fall colors – I’ll have to go elsewhere than San Diego to see beauty like this!


    October 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

  8. Amazing pictures!!!!


    October 22, 2012 at 12:28 am

  9. superb photos! and what an amazing place you live in.


    October 23, 2012 at 12:36 am

    • Thanks. It is pretty amazing. I can go from the desert to the tall pines in thirty minutes.


      October 23, 2012 at 6:38 am

  10. Wow I love your photos!!!! The colours are beautiful and the sky is so dramatic.


    October 30, 2012 at 2:46 am

  11. The first photo is impressive !


    October 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm

  12. Very nice landscape with a late evening golden sun.


    November 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

  13. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!


    January 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm

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