Autumn Aspens in Crested Butte, Colorado

387_kebler_pass#387 – Kebler Pass – Crested Butte, Colorado

The colors of autumn are always so awe inspiring, but to a black-and-white eye, they only amplify the textures as seen in this composition.  Not to mention the addition of the wooden fence tucked away in the foreground. It was such a beautiful day that I didn’t mind waiting the hours it took to capture this image — those clouds are never where you want them and the sun still had a little ways to go before casting the right shadows. There was also quite a bit of activity in the foreground in the form of blowing trees that prevented my click of the shutter any sooner.

Technical Information

To create this image I used a 5 x 7 Deardorff View Camera with a 450 mm lens and a yellow filter. The low zone of the shadows under the trees was 11 . The high zone of the bright aspen leaves was 14. My exposure was F22 at 1/8 second.

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