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The Stand



A stand of all aspens along Last Dollar Road, near Ridgway, Colorado.

A stand of all aspens along Last Dollar Road, near Ridgway, Colorado.
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19 Comments | Report
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November 04, 2021
Love the look of this image. Mysterious.
scottdonschikowski
 
scottdonschikowski November 04, 2021
Super nice colors!
andrewheath_8963
 
andrewheath_8963 November 11, 2021
Beautiful capture
lisannepatijn
 
lisannepatijn November 12, 2021
These colours are stunning! I love the contrast between the white-ish wood and then the colour pop of the leaves. The repetition is also really cool.
dragonlady11
 
dragonlady11 November 13, 2021
beautiful shot
pamelawinter Platinum
 
pamelawinter November 28, 2021
WOW! What a capture! Congratulations on your Challenge win!!
Eric-Callahan Platinum
 
Eric-Callahan November 28, 2021
Amazing
kurtsnyder Ultimate
 
kurtsnyder November 28, 2021
Congratulations on winning the Show Fall colors challenge! Great image! Kurt
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Sandypartlow4 November 29, 2021
Congratulations
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone December 03, 2021
Such a cool shot. Congrats on the win!
Jilala
 
Jilala December 03, 2021
Congratulations \u2764\uFE0F\u2764\uFE0F\u2764\uFE0F\u2764\uFE0F\n
JRyan80 Platinum
 
JRyan80 December 03, 2021
Congratulations on winning image of the month photo contest, amazing image!!
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Sandypartlow4 December 03, 2021
Congratulations
maryphippsseward
 
maryphippsseward December 03, 2021
Congratulations! Absolutely gorgeous. Those colrs!
markkrause PRO
 
markkrause December 03, 2021
Congratulations on this image taking top honors. Just found your stash of images, great this far!
kellumbear PRO
 
kellumbear December 03, 2021
Congrats on your victory!
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Pics-by-J December 05, 2021
Congratulations!
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Pics-by-J December 05, 2021
Congratulations!
ayamawia
 
ayamawia December 06, 2021
Soo nice????????????
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in southwest Colorado along Last Dollar Road in the San Juan Mountains. Very close to this spot was where Hollywood shot a scene with John Wayne in the move "True Grit".
Time
This was taken at about 10 in the morning.
Lighting
The sky was partly cloudy, and when this was shot, there was a lot of diffused lighting.
Equipment
Nikon D850 with a Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G lens on a Manfrotto 190B Pro 4-section carbon fiber tripod.
Inspiration
A friend of mine and I had stopped to take a couple of quick photos of some old buildings that were used as a backdrop in the move "True Grit" with John Wayne. I saw this very stand on the opposite side of the road, and like the dense stand of the trunks. I put on my 28-300mm lens and zoomed into this scene and took the photo.
Editing
I used Lightroom CC Classic to do all the post processing, adding a bit of contrast and clarity to compensate for the diffused lighting. Also added a bit of saturation to help make the image pop a little bit.
In my camera bag
Nikon D850, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G lens, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G lens, Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, circular polarizer and neutral density filters, and a Really Right Stuff (RRS) Versa 4-section carbon fiber tripod, which isn't in my bag for obvious reasons!
Feedback
if your just starting out, or are already an advanced amateur, don't play the "expensive equipment will make me a better photographer" game. SPEND THE MONEY ON PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION! Having the best and most expensive equipment can actually impede your progress to get better. KNOW THE BASICS! Study the relationship between ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, and how they work together. Take classes and workshops from reputable photographers. Learn, learn, learn. Study other photographers' works. The photographers I grew up with were Ansel Adams, David Muench, Carr Clifton, Phillip Hyde, and several others. By looking and studying their photographs, I was able to develop my own style. If you're serious, join an organization like Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Then enter your photos into competition with International Print Competition (IPC), and affiliate of PPA. Learn the 12 elements of a merit image: https://www.ppa.com/events/photo-competitions/the-12-elements-of-a-merit-image. And be yourself.

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