Aspen Leaves

Marty CohenB+W, Colorado, Trees3 Comments

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Aspen Leaves

Aspen leaves alongside the road to Rocky Mountain National Park near Boulder

One of the many beautiful sights in Colorado were the Aspen trees, especially their leaves. We were on a drive up to Rocky Mountain National Park with Cathleen’s cousin Bob and we stopped at a look out. While the scene of the valley below surrounded by mountains was beautiful, I was fascinated by the Aspen trees and their leaves being illuminated by the sunlight. This image in color is pretty but I felt that, in black and white with a slight sepia tone, it accentuated the architecture of the leaves rather than their color. I do, however, look forward to returning some year in the fall to spend time photographing the Aspens changing color as they are amazingly beautiful when they do.

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This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS lens, 1/1000 sec at f/4.5, ISO 125 captured on a Lexar 400x SDXC UHS-1 memory card.

3 Comments on “Aspen Leaves”

  1. Art + science = beautiful! I like seeing the veins of the leaves get smaller and smaller moving away from the trunk/stem, until the very teeniest veins are visible and drawing interesting shapes on the leaves.

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