Aspen with a Twist

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  1. JimFox

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    As I was leaving Colorado for New Mexico and driving down Hwy 550 between Silverton and Durango I can across many cool stands of aspen, this was one area where I decided to stop and explore a bit before heading into the desert. I have 3 different compositions involving this particular twisted tree, and this is the one I decided to process first.

    All comments are welcome,

    Jim

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  2. Ben Egbert

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    This is really neat Jim, glad you stopped.
     
  3. AlanLichty

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    I like the pattern of the golden leaves in this view. The twisted trunk adds some interest.
     
  4. Jameel Hyder

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    Oh, you meant twist literally. Nice image Jim.
     
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    Looks like someone hit the back of its knee with something. Very nice takeaway :)

    Tim
     
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    Ditto Alan’s comments.
     
  7. Joe Colozzo

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    Very nice! That's my comment:D
     
  8. JimFox

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    Thanks so much Ben, I am glad I stopped too!
     
  9. JimFox

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    Yeah, that is a nice pattern Alan, that caught my eye also. My other 2 shots from here are a wider and include more leaves, but I thought being tighter with that smaller display worked well.
     
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    Now that is a cool capture, and it sounds like from a comment you made above an example of when less turns out to be more, by cropping in a little. I still could benefit from that myself quite often I think. Nice colors, and the unique trunk shape make this one for me.
     
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    Nice capture Jim!
     
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    Well seen, Jim. Beautiful aspen portrait.
     
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    Very cool shot, Jim! Nicely seen indeed!
     
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    Very cool Jim; great eye. See to it that doesn't happen to your leg. : )

    Bart
     
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    Beautiful! Love aspen trees!
     
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    I think the Aspen with a hitch in it's giddy-up makes for an interesting twist. Pun intended. I like these unique intimate shots. Good job Jim.
     
  17. Kyle Jones

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    Very cool Jim - and well used in this composition.
     
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    Great shot ! A little minimal which is a plus for me ! Did you use a flash at all? It almost looks like it
     
  19. JimFox

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    Ha ha, thanks Bart! I would have to ride a lot of horses to start looking like that. :eek:
     
  20. JimFox

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    Thanks Dave.

    No flash.... all natural light.
     
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