Winter Water Colors: Aspen Colorado

Winter Water Colors: Aspen Colorado

May 20, 2005 By Joe Morahan


As I was walking through the grass looking for the perfect composition I noticed this bush. Its had every color imaginable. It looked as though a painter had been there the night before and painted each leaf a different color. It dried and nature put a splash of frost on the edges. It was a picture waiting to happen. It was near Ashcroft, Colorado. Aspen has some of the most beautiful colors during the fall season.

Morning Frost during Fall Season in Aspen Colorado

Getting up early for photoshoots is what has to happen in order to set yourself up for a great morning shoot. After so many days its hard to keep going, but its worth it to see the great shots from the day that you forgot about. I had done so much shooting I almost forgot about these guys. They had some amazing colors. In fact it seemed like they had every color possible; yellow, green, pink, blue, tan, brown, gold and so many others. The frost was all over the plant life that morning, and yes….that means I was soaked from head to toe from rolling around in the grass trying to get the shot. It was maybe 30 degrees and as I remember a bitter cold wind.


Shot details: f/4.5 ; 1/60 sec; ISO 100; 3744×5616 Pixels 

Focal Length 35mm; EF 17-40 mm f/4 L USM
Camera Details: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

“Winter Water Colors”

Filed Under: NatureTagged With: AspenColoradomountainswinter

Joe Morahan