Some samples of the fall color “pockets” in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado. These images were made yesterday morning, and Wednesday evening. I camped up along Lime Creek Road, just north and east of Durango Mountain Resort on the Alpine Loop.
This weekend, I will be out photographing again, in some of my favorite location NOT on Highway 550. There will be hoards of photographers and other leave “peepers” enjoying the color changes.
My sweet ride and rig, along Lime Creek Road. ©Kit Frost
When you’re out and about at any time of the year, notice the absence of tones in a scene lit fully by the sun. I call it “boring blue sky”.
Full sun often leads to boring landscape photos. Try waiting for the shadows to occur, or better yet, hike into the forest for other choices of speckled sun and backlighting too. This flat photo was made with my iPhone 4s ©Kit Frost
I am usually found running around the scene when the foreground gets in shade, looking for the best composition. This too was created with my iPhone 4s as I didn’t really feel like the location deserved my big guns. ©Kit Frost
Cascade Village, Durango. I call this 10% color change. Image date 10-3-13 ©Kit Frost
Color report, Yesterday morning. Just south of Durango Mountain Resort. We’re seeing pockets of color, rather than entire hillsides. ©Kit Frost