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When Autumn Goes...

Autumn’s last breath, and a beautiful transition into winter.

Colorado’s Grand Mesa is the largest flattop mountain in the world, encompassing hundreds of square miles and standing more than 10,000 feet above sea level and 6000 feet above the valley below. Some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies can be found in this beautiful area which contains vast forests, abundant wildlife, and hundreds of lakes.

The night before getting this shot, the landscape was dry as I crawled into my tent with a winter storm blowing in. After a long night of shivering, I awoke to a peaceful wonderland of fresh white snow. I liked the look of this aspen grove with a few golden leaves adorning the trees. The complex weave of tangled braches and the random pattern of lingering foliage made for a compelling abstract composition.

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