If you didn’t get a chance to get out and make photographs today, tomorrow will do, as will next week. Although I’ll call it “peak” color, and there are plenty of places to get your fill of Colorado Fall Foliage, there is still plenty of time.
Now in bloom:
- Near Durango Mountain Resort, Engineer Mountain, Lime Creek Road.
- Along the Hermosa Cliffs about 17 miles north of Durango.
- Just starting to peak at Haviland Lake
- You can find “pockets” of color everywhere in the San Juan Mountains.
Give yourself till next weekend for peak color making it’s way down to Durango.
The view looking northwest from Haviland Lake. Yesterday’s snow was sure to melt so I hit the road for sunrise this morning. ©Kit Frost
Multicolor Fall Hues from Haviland Lake. And YES, that’s digital dust on my sensor. I was in a rush to get a report out today.©Kit Frost
Set your f-stop for a small aperture and take a few images of backlit aspens. Along Hwy 550 North of Durango
Just south of the Cascade Village. The shadows on the corral are from the low sun behind me. ©Kit Frost
At Purgatory, Durango Mountain Resort, just after sunrise. I used a 300mm lens to compress the “space” and create a painterly feeling. ©Kit Frost
I was anxious to photograph the spruce fir with snow on them, as I knew our warmer, sunny day would melt the snow and “clump” it up. 8am today. ©Kit Frost