Colorado Aspen Sampling

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  1. Bart Carrig

    Bart Carrig Well-Known Member

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    A little scene from the Western Slope



    Colorado 18 5Dsr -341 Aspen Prime Display.jpg



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    Wow, this is sure sweet Bart! I like this a lot.

    But now that I see yours, I think I will stop processing on the aspen tree shot I was just working on, it pales in comparison to yours. :(
     
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    Classic scene done right. The trunk contrasts are perfect for the leaves and the grass.
     
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    Nice! I missed the peak myself. Is this recent?
     
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    Love this!
     
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    Very nice Bart! The green grass sets this apart from usual aspen shots. My only nit is that the stark white trunks of the aspen stand against the green and yellow in a slightly strange way that makes me look twice. It's hard to put my finger on why...

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    Thanks all, I have a LOT of Aspen stands from last week, but this one seemed just right. I liked the three dominant shades and the way they layered out.

    Tim: I didn't have to do much processing on this, but generally the light Aspen bark takes on a hit of the surrounding color. I can see a hint of shading just above mid-way, but I have no idea what it was. It was a bright, cloudy day, so probably passing clouds.

    CJ, I'd say it was very near peak as of last weekend. May have lost some reds (though we didn't see much of that) and there was still a decent supply of greens ready to pop.

    Thanks all, for the kind words.

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    I want to add on the coloring Tim mentioned, that it may have rained a bit overnight, and portions of the tree had not dried out. That can lend a greenish/yellow/grayish/irregular tint sometimes. I didn't do any brightening on the Aspen -- it never works.

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    I know that location.

    Good job Bart!
     

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