The aspen leaves looked awesome, we still had view of a bit of new snow that remained on the north face of Longs and other peaks, relatively calm winds allowed some color to reflect off of Bear Lake, and best of all, clouds came out of hiding to line up just right for the last light of the day.... Sure, I had to wait close to a year for the leaves to show their color, but it definitely helped that luck was on my side last night. When the beautiful last light appeared, it was clear that the other photographers that had hiked to this unmarked spot sure seemed to appreciate it as well!!
Each of these single exposures were captured with GND filters above Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
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Aspen Sunset Over Bear Lake
Bright orange and yellow aspen leaves provide a wonderful foreground for this classic view of Bear Lake and Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
- Date Captured:
- Sep 24, 2011
- Colorado, Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park
- Photo Gear:
- Nikon D300 with a Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 Lens
- Vertical 3:2
- Alpenglow, Aspen Leaves, Fall Foliage, Mountains, Reflections
- Bright, Warm, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Yellow