There’s a Touch of Fall in the Air
June 06, 2013 • Leave a Comment
After last week’s dismal entry into autumn, this week promises more seasonal temperatures and sunshine. Yes, the leaves are starting to change in the high country. Flowers are pretty much gone. Grasses are turning brown and tan. Evenings are crisp and if you wander into the shade you’re quickly reminded that, despite the calendar, summer is past at 9000′. Snow on the highest peaks serves to reinforce the temperature data.
So, what does that mean to a landscape photographer? It means it’s time to get to work. Fill up the tank and hit the road. Get out early and catch sunlit peaks with fog in the valleys. Perhaps some frost. Stay out ’til mid-day and catch bright yellow aspen trees with white peaks in the distance and colorful reflections in streams and lakes. Hang around until late afternoon and the skies are dotted with perfect puffy white clouds and that iconic “Colorado Blue” sky. If you still have some energy left for sunset you might get rewarded with an evening rainbow. Early autumn is frequently blessed with brief, intense showers followed by spectacular rainbows. It’s a great time to make beautiful photographs all day long. If you wonder where to wander around Crested Butte I can even guide you. Check out the tours at CB Photo Workshops.
What does autumn mean to a portrait photographer? It means you have to contact all those people who wanted “fall color” portraits because they only have a couple of weeks before the snow falls. So, all you folks (you know who you are) pick up the phone. It’s time! Check out Demerson Photography if you’ve got questions.
Finally, the turning of the colors means you can get a great deal on “Christmas in Autumn”. This image is one of my most popular and certain to be a perfect gift or addition to your home or office. The limited edition version is 48″ wide by 20″ tall, signed and printed by yours truly. This edition is limited to 25 of this size on canvas and 6 have already sold. The price is $495 until the end of September when it goes back to $700. Call me if you have any questions or would like to order “Christmas in Autumn”.
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