It’s Looking a Lot Like Autumn Around Here
June 06, 2013 • Leave a Comment
What a difference a week can make on the Colorado landscape. Last week we were wondering if the trees were sick or something. This week they’re in their full fall glory. At least within a mile or two of Crested Butte. The higher passes in central Colorado are still probably a week or so away from their peak color.
This week’s photograph is titled “Golden Groove”. It was created last autumn, probably October, while driving the north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. A spectacular drive almost any time of the year, it’s especially dramatic in the fall. It provides and nice mix of colors with yellow Aspen trees, green conifers and lots of reds and brown in the understory and oaks. (click on the photo for a larger view)
Golden Groove is a vertical panorama created from 8 or 10 single images stitched together to form a single photograph, a technique I frequently use to achieve the larger file sizes needed for making larger prints. Enough of the tech talk though. The challenge with these images, I think, is actually teaching myself to “see” vertical panoramas. Chatting with fellow photographer and friend, J. C. Leacock yesterday revealed that this challenge is not mine alone. Because I tend to think of landscape photography as sweeping horizontal compositions creating narrow vertical images is just something my brain struggles with. An additional challenge with these compositions is finding a good place to begin and end the photograph. The lone yellow tree at the top of the photo looked like a good place to start. The bottom of the images just sort of stops. That’s not by best solution to the challenge but that’s where the drainage ended so that’s where the photograph ended too.
Golden Groove is offered as a 20″ x 46″ giclee on canvas, gallery wrapped and ready to hang. As are most of my canvas prints, it’s a limited edition of 25. This week I’m offering number 2 of the edition for $450. It’s regular price is $600 so that’s a 25% discount. If you’re interested in Golden Groove or would like a price on another size please email me or leave a comment here at the blog and I’ll get in touch.
Please let me know your thoughts, feelings or opinions. This blog wants to be about discussions.
Until next week,
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Crested Butte, Colorado photographer, Dusty Demerson creates fine art photography displayed as prints and canvases and provides private photo tours in and around western Colorado.
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